The Greatest Lie

The Greatest Lie

Last week I said that self-interest should never be our purpose in life. But I can and will go further than that—the idea of... read more
What is the purpose of your life?

What is the purpose of your life?

I have a friend who is quite famous, and has written extensive on his belief that self-interest is the key to life. I love the guy—we... read more
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The late teens and early twenties are a time of questioning and experimentation for most of us. We’re just realizing that there’s a... read more
How to Practice Gratitude

How to Practice Gratitude

If you ask people what they want the most—and I’ve asked thousands—the most popular answer is happiness. But what exactly do they... read more
How to Silence Your Inner Critic

How to Silence Your Inner Critic

I believe it was in the 70s that Nancy Reagan made her famous, well-meaning plea to the young people of the world to “just say no to... read more
How Your Memories Form Your Inner World

How Your Memories Form Your Inner World

Do me a favor and bring to mind something you’re good at, a skill you’ve developed over the years like engineering or chess or tennis.... read more
The Psychological Effects of Shame

The Psychological Effects of Shame

On my first day in graduate school psychology, the professor began class by writing on the board, “the problem is never the problem.”... read more
The Traits of Wellbeing

The Traits of Wellbeing

Wellbeing and mindfulness are two of the hottest topics in the world these days. First of all let’s take a moment to specify what exactly... read more
This Month on All Access: Trilogy for Relationships

This Month on All Access: Trilogy for Relationships

When we’re making decisions, we commonly try to gauge our choices by which one will make the biggest difference in our lives. Would that... read more
Feeling Guilty For No Reason? Here's Why

Feeling Guilty For No Reason? Here's Why

Guilt. We’ve all felt it. In fact in my many years of working with clients, I’ve found that guilt is probably one of the top five... read more
Two Kinds of Grief

Two Kinds of Grief

Grief has always been one of the major areas of emotional health for counseling and therapy. But the kind I seem to end up dealing with the... read more
3 Issues That Lead to Self-Destructive Behavior

3 Issues That Lead to Self-Destructive Behavior

Despite setting goals and focusing on good intentions, many of us sabotage our own best interests through self-destructive behaviors. Some... read more

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