The most important lesson that we need to remember is that rejection is a part of life across the spectrum of experiences. We don’t always win the heart of the person we pursue and we don’t always get the job we want, either. Not everyone is going to be chosen for the team and not … Continue reading Rejection Hurts: How can you Cope?
June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month. Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, and Queer communities around the world have been gathering at local events to celebrate the freedom to be true to themselves and their sexual orientation, personal expression, and/or gender identity. Many Pride events also commemorate the struggles and progress made in overcoming prejudice, discrimination, and persecution. The flagship event, … Continue reading LGTBQ+ Pride Month: Why Tolerance & Acceptance Aren’t Enough
People often foreclose on their romantic happiness simply out of a fear of the dating world and the uncertainty that it entails. Adopt a different kind of approach to dating so as to give yourself ample opportunity to meet the right match while at the same time being at ease in your own skin. Here … Continue reading 4 Ways to Date With More Ease
Nature or Nurture? Neither. Children are nothing if not resilient. So: How can it all go wrong? Last time I talked about the innate mechanisms that generate caring behavior in normal—and I do mean normal—adults, and what can happen in extreme cases when those mechanisms are damaged or interfered with. Brain damage, and psychopathy. But—what … Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experience
When I talk about control with friends, colleagues, or in teaching and training seminars, it’s often suggested that I should find another word to use. Over and over, people have told me that the word “control” has negative connotations and so we should use other words instead. Depending on the context, the alternatives that are … Continue reading The Grooviness of Control
Picture this: You and your romantic partner, best friend, or office mate have been bickering for days. Your attempts to sit down and talk things out have gone nowhere. Finally, you suggest taking a walk together. As you stroll along side by side, you feel some of the tension from the last few days start … Continue reading Conflict in Your Relationship? Try Taking a Walk Together
Text Message Marriage Challenge for Couples! We have heard your cries and are answering the call. After thousands of comments, suggestions, and requests, we FINALLY have a marriage challenge that is guaranteed to make sure you and your sweetie connect on a weekly basis. No more wishing your spouse would get on board, no more feeling … Continue reading 10 Minute Marriage Challenge