Monday, February 27, 2017

The World's Shortest Parenting Course

My article today offers my best ideas on how to be a good parent.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Trader: A true story of how the Trump win can affect a marriage

In my article today, I tell the true story of one of my clients whose marriage has been damaged because of their polar views on President Trump as well as because of issues around money, religion, and decimated sex life because she has gained a lot of weight and because the flush of infatuation had faded. The story has implications for anyone in a relationship.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Need an Idea for a Business to Start?

In my article today, I offer a few of my favorite ideas for businesses to start.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Exhausted After Work?

My most contented clients are not exhausted at the end of most work days. They’re usually just pleasantly tired but with enough energy to have a fulfilling after-work life.

Other clients say they need a lot of down time to recharge. So they do things like meditate, knit, and play video games. It has become clear to me that such approaches treat the symptom rather than the disease. When I probe, it often becomes clear that the client can change one or more things so they're not so drained by their work day. I list them in my article today.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

As we get older, if you’re like me, we worry about growing irrelevant. In my article today, I share my feelings on that as well as how I'm attempting to deal with it constructively.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

In Defense of Duty

Duty, alas, has lost stature compared with such values as autonomy, creativity, and resistance.  In my article today, I argue that's not good for society.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"People are a Minefield": A short-short story

We live in angry times. Many people feel they must be very careful in deciding how open to be, especially about politics, let alone about race, class, or gender. In addition, the hollowing out of the middle class is putting ever more people on edge.

As my article today, I've written a short-short story that's a composite of my clients' and friends' real experiences.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Advice for Burned-Out Lawyers

Many lawyers burn out. The competition, ethical challenges, and heavy workload take a toll. And while most people attend law school hoping to “make a difference,” many attorneys end up doing work they don’t feel great about.

My article today offers some options.

Solutions for Burned-Out Teachers

Many teachers are burned out but feel enchained by golden handcuffs. In
my article today, I offer suggestions for reinvigoration or if that's possible, options outside the classroom.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Time-Effectiveness: The Most Important Skill

In my article today, I argue that time-efficiency may be the most important skill and how to improve yours.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happiness Through Solitude

Risha Jha, 30, prefers to spend most time alone, although he thinks he would like to get married. He tells his story in my article today.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Speech I Wish President Trump Would Give

Like many people, I'm worried about whether President Trump will hurt our nation. One of my ways to cope with worry is to write.

As my article today, I write the sort of speech I wish Trump would give, although there is near-zero chance he would. 

Perhaps reading it might make you want to write what you think he should say or do. You might even, as I plan to, send your thoughts to the White House. Here’s the webpage where the public can do so.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

From Stress to Genes, Baboons to Hormones: An interview with Robert Sapolsky

My article today is a wide-ranging interview with McArthur "Genius" fellow Robert Sapolsky. We talked stress, genetics, evolution, race, everything but Donald Trump.