Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Letter to a Person Flailing in Search of a Full-Time Job

A client of mine called today to ask if I'd work with his daughter to help her find full-time employment. Her dream goal was for her and her boyfriend to both get jobs as park rangers, but they had tried and failed.
By the end of the conversation, I concluded that before taking her money, I'd send her a little note with some free advice to see if that would be sufficient.
But when I got off the phone, the little note became a rather detailed email. In reading it, it struck me that its advice might be relevant to many career and job seekers so I posted it on my PsychologyToday.com article today.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Worthy Proverbs and Silly Ones



We’re affected by proverbs, quotes, aphorisms, and slogans…and not always for the good.

We might even be affected more by those than by tomes. For example, might the slogan,  “Do random acts of kindness” have caused more good acts than have 1,000 sermons?

In any event, slogans or their for more formal analogue, proverbs, certainly have impact. 
 
In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I vote for the worthiest and silliest. 


Monday, March 2, 2015

Why We All Need to Use Checklists More



We all need to use checklists more. That’s true even if you’re one of the many people who think checklists are too rigid, too confining. 

You won’t feel confined. Knowing you’ll remember everything will free-up the brain space to use your creativity…safely.

Indeed, Atul Gawande’s bestselling book, The ChecklistManifesto shows how checklists improve outcomes in the widest range of endeavors.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers a five-step process for creating a customized checklist for your important, complicated tasks.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Selecting a Counselor or Therapist: Who should you pick? Should you continue?

How to evaluate a counselor, psychotherapist, indeed any helping professional. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer advice for those selecting one or deciding whether to continue with one.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Public School? Private School? Home School?



Even though taxes pay for public schools, millions of parents spend a fortune to send their kids to private school or home school them. They fear the public schools will shortchange their child.

If you’re not sure what to do,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Case FOR Social Media, TV, Phoning, and Video Games



Parents are urged to have kids watch less TV, text less and interact in-person more, and play less video games. My PsychologyToday.com article today offers a dissenting view.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Jews are Going Extinct: Why that's bad, why it's coming, and how to stop it.

The Jews are going extinct. My PsychologyToday.com article today explains why that's bad, why it's coming, and how to stop it.
 

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