Public trumps private in the digital era, where every action is a potential platform in the making, and being "liked" on Facebook and followed on Twitter seem to matter more than anything else. Why so many people want to bare it all....
"...which is true: know when it is time to fold the tent, or never give in – never, never, never, never? How does one know which rule applies? How can anyone be sure of when to stubbornly move forward on a plan versus when it is wisest to shrug and call it quits?"
People have long been fascinated with birth order and how it shapes our lives. If Abel weren’t the younger brother, would Cain still have jealously murdered him? Is Alec the most successful Baldwin because he is the eldest? What role did birth order play in the destinies of the Kennedys, the Bushes, or the brothers Clinton?
So much of my Happiness Project is aimed at helping me curb my very strong tendency to “talk in a mean voice” or “make a mean face” (which is how my daughters refer to this behavior). In a flash of irritation or anger, I snarl at my sweet daughters or my good-natured husband.
Self-awareness and compassion are often what’s needed for people to make personal changes within themselves and to lead a happy life. People naturally respond to their personal struggles with caring; and with a desire to come through them and to heal.
What does it take to "hold fast to the center," as Lao Tzu suggests, where nature's universal beat thrums steadily? Here are four things that participants in recent groups have tried with success, discovering inner peace that grows with practice.
How you pay attention will either help or hurt you on a day-to-day basis. This is because attention plays a critical role in what you think, feel, remember, and how you act. It affects your motivation and ability to hit your goals and in particular, goals that are meaningful to you
By Mark McCormack Ph.D. on July 29, 2012 in Men 2.0
Tom, a small, shy, openly gay student, was sat at the back of the school bus on his own. He saw three athletic boys get on the bus, fresh from soccer practice. As they made their way down the aisle, they saw Tom alone and moved toward him. What happened next isn't what you might expect.
One would think that when it comes to big-ticket items expensive items that the person who does the research prior to making a purchase would be more likely to make a good decision, right? Well, not necessarily.
One of the most destructive human pastimes is playing the blame game. It consists of blaming another person/s for an event or state of affairs thought to be undesirable, and persisting in it instead of proactively making changes that ameliorate the situation. The drive shaft of this game is a series of four irrational beliefs.