Do you feel drained by family drama? Do you fantasize about fine-tuning the brains of friends and co-workers?
If so, you're likely itching to fix people, making them exactly as you'd like them to be.
Maybe you want somebody to listen more and talk less. Or, do you wish someone would take on more responsibility? Another fantasy: maybe you would...Read more
Do you think telling lies, whether a little or a lot, isn't that big of a deal?
Well, that depends on the situation. A really hurtful lie is very much a criminal act against someone.
For example, consider a candidate who was running for mayor in a major city. We'll call him Jack. Jack's opponents wanted to kill his candidacy, so they told a ...Read more
Can you imagine that you, or any of your friends, would ever harm an elderly person? You'd likely rank this possibility as very low, right?
Maybe you find it hard to fathom that lots of older people are in harm's way.
Well, think again.
We live in a society where adults neglect their parents in many ways. And, money often plays a role.
For ...Read more
Do you feel guilty and highly uncomfortable when you do absolutely nothing? Maybe you fidget and squirm, looking for your smartphone to scan for incoming text messages. Or, do you itch to check your email?
Learning to relax is not that simple. Most of us stay so busy, pushing our stressful emotions to the background, that working on our ...Read more
Do you ever wonder why your boss is often irritated with you? Or, do you have a teenage son who always seems ready to throw a fit?
We live in a world where stress abounds, but it helps to stay ahead of it. You can do that, to some degree, by pumping emotional support into other people.
Some people are emotionally empty, so if you drain their ...Read more
Have you had difficult experiences in life because you failed to face the truth?
For example, maybe you dated someone addicted to alcohol. You hated to admit this person wasn't going to change, so you stayed in the relationship far too long. You lied to yourself to make it work.
In any relationship, or life situation, it can be tempting to ...Read more