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Should You Always Trust Your Feelings?

As a psychologist who is in the business of helping people understand their feelings, you might be surprised by my answer to this...

Finding the Love of Your Life

It’s every single person’s wish, and every divorced person’s regret that they didn’t hold out for Mr./Mrs. Right. When it comes to...

The Glorification of Greed

Lately, I’ve been struck by a dramatic decrease in kind-heartedness that seems to have permeated much of the American landscape. It’s as...

When I’m Disappointed...

Disappointments happen in life. If we’re smart, we can learn from them. With enough distance, disappointments that initially feel...

What Motivates Us at Work and In Life

My husband and I were having dinner with friends on the Eve of the New Year. Somehow, we got on the topic of wondering about what creates...

What Grounds You?

What do you do to ground yourself in ways that you can be truly present – in the present moment? What are the practices, the rituals, the...

Being Mortal Yet Aging with Dignity

It’s a bright sunny day outside, the end of summer. As she turns her gaze from the window, she announces, “You know, I think about dying...

A Failure of Nerve

One of my favorite books is A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin Friedman. Although the book was published...