Have you ever tried to lose weight, quit smoking, or get out of debt and become frustrated when you failed?
From the anal retentive drones whose power point presentations seem to last for weeks to the overbearing braggart who can’t stop telling you how wonderful he is, some people just aren’t very good at communicating.
How do you live or work with someone who sees the world through a different lens than you do?
Other people are flawed, they’re badly flawed. They’re selfish, they’re mean, they’re cheap, they’re sloppy they’re lazy, and in most cases they’re completely unwilling to even acknowledge they’re doing anything wrong.
How did you choose your profession?
Eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by Jan 20.
What happens if your best friend’s sister gets divorced?
Psychologists refer to it as fundamental attribution error and self-serving bias.
What's your story?We all have stories. They're the inner thought track of our lives. The challenge is, they're not always true, and sometimes even if they are true, repeating them doesn't always bring out the best in us.
How comfortable are you with uncertainty? If you’re like most of us, you probably find it easier to function when things are settled.
You're sooo special.
You’re sooo special.
Would you rather be around someone who's depressed, or someone who's angry?It's not exactly Sophie's Choice.
If you've already got a job, there are plenty of people out there who are quite eager to take your place. And if you're looking for work, you already know how tough it is.
Why do people of the opposite sex act so weird at work?Anyone who works in an environment where their sex is in the minority knows that men and women are different. Actually, anyone who's ever gone to school, ridden a bus, dated, read a Facebook page, been married, raised kids or walked through a mall knows we're different.
When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we're more likely to talk about being decisive, tough and directive.
When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we’re more likely to talk about being decisive, tough and directive.
We all know them; you might even be one of them. They're the bitter divorced people who five years later are still seething with anger at their ex-spouse.
Can you give a great presentation if you have a messy office?Can you be a fabulous parent if you've got laundry strewn all over the house?
People are weird about love.
Does it ever feel like you're surrounding by negativity? Sometimes it seems like everyone around you has a bad attitude. You try your best, but it's almost impossible to get them to act right and play nice.
My daughter is learning how to drive.
You know who they are. They're the Type A's who storm their way through life assuming that their opinion is the only one that counts.
I'm tired of conflict. I'm tired of watching politicians bicker. I'm tired of watching business people go after each other's throats. And I'm tired of watching people rehash the same issues over and over again in their personal lives.
"Don't be so emotional."
Either/or thinking is the bane of human existence. Whether it's business, politics or relationships, either/or thinking dumbs down pretty much everything.
The sunny-side-uppers claim that a positive attitude is the secret to turning around negative situations. If only all the Eeyores of the world would start thinking more positively, we could cure disease, create world peace, and line our pockets with riches.
Oh goody, more sex scandals.
An open letter to men:
It's official: Of the 12 people who were in our wedding, only three are still with spouse No. 1.
How did you get where you are today?
Oh no, too many people showed up and we ran out of parking spaces.
Forget health care and Afghanistan, the big news question is: Who's going to replace Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America"?
With outbursts in Congress, cursing on the tennis courts and the grabbing of the mic from a young award winner, everyone is lamenting the loss of civility in our society as more and more public figures continue to behave badly.
"Your weeds are in violation of section 3A of our neighborhood covenant."
"WE already have a science project," said one mom.
"He's such a manipulator."
"Don't get your hopes up."
Does the size of your spoons affect your body mass index?
Who's got your back?
Sixteen and pregnant. It's bad enough it happens, but now you get to watch it on television.
Are you too fat for your job?
It's just a moment.
ATHENS, Greece - I have found my people.
The evil stepmother is a staple villain of fairy tales. A wicked witch who cackles into a mirror, she starves her husband's children while she wallows in riches.
Welcome to the new normal.
Last month my 16-year-old sent and received 8,307 texts. Yes, you read that number correctly - 8,307 text messages in one billing cycle.
It's a middle-aged right of passage. It's the moment you become invisible.
We all know that body language can convey thoughts and emotions. But did you know that people are more likely to respond to your non-verbal messages than they are your verbal ones?
Do you ever notice how some people always seem get the best tables, the most helpful sales people and that nobody ever messes up their order at the drive through?