Weasel Words

Our language is full of colorful idioms in which animal characteristics are used to describe people: blind as a bat, stubborn as a mule, strong as an ox. Owls symbolize wisdom, lions represent courage, dogs are loyal and… Read More

Narcissism

For many years, politicians and medical professionals have been wrangling over health care policy, insurance coverage, prevention, treatment and so on. In our time, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought questions of public health to the forefront. We’re all… Read More

Why Opposites Attract

Relationships are formed in many ways and for many reasons. Love, money, status, position, power. We choose our friends because we trust them, we like their personalities, we share their tastes, we enjoy the same activities, or we’ve… Read More

What Is Stupidity?

At some point or other, you will need to decide whether to trust someone based on one main thing: is that person smart enough to be trusted? You will probably vote many times in your life. You may… Read More

Room to Move

A wise teacher once told me, “People often experience suffering because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that they are out of options.” In a previous blog post I wrote about dependency, and that a relationship of extreme inequality… Read More

Focus & Listen

Have you ever had trouble communicating with another person? Can you read body language and can you empathize? Have you experienced misunderstandings? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself? If you’ve experienced any such things, how have they contributed… Read More

Is There A Problem?

At some point in our lives, most of us are likely to go through a difficult time. Not all of those situations, but some of them, suggest to us that something has got to change. We recognize that… Read More

Is It Me?

Years ago, I attended an intensive personal growth seminar that was aimed at helping people improve the quality of their lives. Over the four grueling days of trainings, about ten hours each day, three life coaches took turns… Read More