The Truth about Self-Loathing (and How to Cure It)

I’ve parented four teenagers, and am still in the process of raising two. One of whom just went to college, so my level of influence on her is quite limited, but there’s still the sense that I have some role in her life, even if mostly to support her in her own path....

How to End Difficult Conversations in Record Time

I have a colleague who practices the Japanese martial art aikido, and after many years of practice finally earned his black belt in his late 60’s. He attributes the delay in earning this distinction to the fact that it took him a long time to overcome the habit of...

Mastering Crucial Conversations As If Your Life Depended On It (Hint: It Does)

Do you ever find yourself trying to communicate with someone who isn’t hearing anything you say? Perhaps they talk over or interrupt you, or even worse, make you feel bad for saying what needs to be said. Or maybe you try to share something important, that really...

Effortlessly Limit the Stress and Strain of your Brain

I am again having an “out-of-country” experience. Not only are these trips good for the mind, causing a break from the habits and chores of life. But they are also good for the soul- they stretch me to be someone other than my typical Self. Einstein noted that “the...

Here’s What Happens After You Deal with Your Emotional Pain

Often when you watch a Hollywood drama about a painful emotional experience, you’re glad to escape the trauma when the lights come up. Or if an acquaintance is enduring a difficult time in her life, you think “I’m glad it’s her, not me.” You have the opportunity to...