I came across a little gem of a book a few years ago – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and for me it truly felt life-changing.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s really scary, right? And there is a good reason that the whole world is hunkering down. This type of solidarity in hopes of “flattening the curve” and alleviating some of the burden on the healthcare system and providers serving on the front lines is inspiring, to say the least.
Have you found yourself caught up in a disagreement with somebody? Whether it’s with a work colleague, a friend, a narcissist, or a family member, resolving conflict is essential for you both to move on, and be comfortable around one another again.
Dear Dr. G, I just discovered your advice page and have to admit I found it very useful and interesting so I thought why don’t I ask you for some advice on my situation. I met this guy online years ago and we became online friends.
For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed to ephemeral, happiness.
In November 1891, the British sexologist Havelock Ellis married the writer and lesbian Edith Lees. He was 32 and a virgin. And since he was impotent, they never consummated their union. After their honeymoon, the two lived separately in what he called an open marriage.
In this incredibly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? I remember once, as a freshman in college, after spending hours getting ready for a big party, I complained to my boyfriend that my hair, makeup, and outfit were woefully inadequate.
Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter, or place to live. Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner.
Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone. Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect.
Is he or she the one? You know… the one to introduce to my parents, the one to move in with, the one to start a family with, the one to marry? At some point in every dating relationship, you ask yourself some version of these questions.
Have you ever wondered about the secret to attracting a partner? You don’t have to be gorgeous, smart, and rich to attract someone else’s attention. The wonderful truth is that it’s much easier than that.
Having a son turned me into a pacifist not because I was an idealist, but because motherhood made me a realist. Why are we raising our children in a culture saturated with violence? Every week, sometimes twice a week, sometimes more often, there is another mass shooting, always by a man, usually a white man.
Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person? Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself that way, I bet you’re compassionate at least some of the time (e.g., when you’re well-rested and not in a hurry), or with certain people in your life (e.g., with your closest friends).
There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.
We all have the experience of outgrowing a relationship. Sometimes a long friendship ends abruptly, but sometimes it just feels like a long, slow, painful death. Sometimes you understand why it ended, but sometimes you are left hanging in the wind wondering what in the Hell happened.
We hear it all the time…from our friends, family, the media, and even at work! Life is about balance and specifically work-life balance. But do you ever feel as though you are eternally chasing this lofty state of nirvana?
As life gets busier due to career, family, and other demands, friendships may seem inessential. However, good friendships are crucial to one’s well-being because they offer a wealth of benefits—from reducing stress to lowering blood pressure.
Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
It took me a while to realise that I didn’t really need my mobile which I was carrying with me all the time as if it was an extension of me. So it’s been about five years now that I haven’t had a mobile phone and there has not been once that I wished I owned one.