Just Say “No Way”

Annoying coworkers. Needy children. Nosy neighbors. Overbearing parents. We all have someone in our lives who would benefit from a firm boundary. Boundaries aren’t rules. Rather, they’re limits, preferences, or expectations. Boundaries allow us to feel safe and calm in relationships, whether they’re personal or professional. And they help us avoid bad feelings like anger and […]

Can the U.S. Recover?

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, led to a wave of Black Lives Matter protests. But actively fighting for human rights, and Black lives specifically, shouldn’t require a shocking incident or video, says CNN journalist Don Lemon. As one of the newscasters who broke the news of Floyd’s death, Lemon recognized that […]

Are You Projecting?

It’s human nature to project our thoughts, feelings, and frustrations onto other people. Here’s a rule of thumb: You tend to admire other people for whatever you most admire in yourself. And you’re most likely to despise them for the things you don’t like about yourself. The next time you feel impressed by or annoyed with […]

Thriver or Striver?

We want the best for our kids. But wanting them to be good at everything can actually impede their intellectual growth—and introduce stress and anxiety into their lives. Children can become self-confident when they’re given the chance to solve their own problems. By overcoming obstacles without your help, they’ll have the power to tackle bigger […]

Feel More Alive

As adults, it’s easy to lose touch with the value of the things we do just for enjoyment. There are shelves full of self-help books about how to monetize our hobbies and passions, but remember: engaging in an activity just for the love of doing it has incredible value of its own. There’s a misguided notion […]

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