We often wonder what it takes to succeed. Simply put, it starts with a thought. Watching the Olympics, one can’t help but to admire the world class skills, dedication, and focus of the athletes who made it to the end game.
Survivors discover surprising benefits in the process of healing from a traumatic event. When Army surgeon Rhonda Cornum regained consciousness after her helicopter crashed, she looked up to see five Iraqi soldiers pointing rifles at her.
To those who take the bus or refuse plastic toothbrushes: Don’t listen to the cynics.Research shows the little things matter. Here are five reasons to keep doing those small things you do that make the world a better place.
Nearly all of us have been in a bad relationship or two. Then, once we get out of that toxic relationship and get over the heartache, we look back and wonder, “What on Earth was I thinking?”
Dear Dr G., I really enjoy reading your comments and advice. I feel trapped in a situation which I am really confused. I just finished an 8 years marriage and I am 30 years old now.
In the beginning…there was Adam and Eve? Okay. Maybe, but seriously…my guess is that in the beginning ‘dating 101’ was probably a whole lot simpler than they are now. It’s likely that dating is tougher now than it used to be for a number of reasons.
Some people have different interpretations of what the path of least resistance means. A quote by H.G. Wells says “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” By this statement, I believe he is referring to taking the lazy river, or easy road, rather than taking on a challenge, pushing limits, i.e.
How do you see the world? How do you fit into the scene? We should choose carefully on what we observe and allow ourselves to feel. There are superficial relationships, intentions, and interactions abound. How you create your own reality and experience is dependent upon your personal thoughts and values.
If you don’t prepare yourself beforehand and establish a clear set of rules to follow when you feel as if you’re about to have an anxiety caused panic attack, you’ll be caught off guard in the worst moments possible and feel dreadful.
Hello Dr. G, I work at a grocery store as a cashier there is this guy who comes shopping every month. I’ve been seeing this guy for a year. I just started liking him when I first met him like in romantic movies as if there was a love surging in me.
Do you feel you always get the short-end of the stick? Have you been passed-up for a promotion? It could simply be a coincidence that your shortcomings are all happening at once. However, if you’re repeatedly overlooked for opportunities, it’s time for you to get a reality check.
Dear Dr. G, I’m 23 and never been in a relationship (never had a boyfriend). I’ve just tried to focus on school and my studies and to be honest I’ve never met someone that I can connect with.
Out of all the lessons learned in life, the most valuable one is learning to love and accept who you are. Too many times we humans get in a funk because weakness takes us over and begins to feed our enemy within.
In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012. Broder writes about mundane sadness – ‘waking up today was a disappointment’ or ‘what you call a nervous breakdown i call oops, accidentally saw things as they are’– and she is brutally honest about her own shortcomings (‘whoops, hurt myself conforming to socially accepted standards of beauty that i know are false but still feel compelled to fit into’ or ‘just felt a flicker of self-esteem and was like what the fuck is this’).
Parents often say that they don’t mind what their children do in life just as long as they are happy. Happiness and pleasure are almost universally seen as among the most precious human goods; only the most curmudgeonly would question whether benign enjoyment is anything other than a good thing.
Greetings Dr. G, I have to say I love reading your letters. You manage to combine compassion and good sense – a delight, and instructive! I am suffering because I’m in love with a man a great deal younger than me –
Dear Dr. G, I came across your advice column here on Love Expands. I read several of your Q and A’s and you hit a home run every time! I am 30, female, Iranian-American, live in the States…
One might argue that it’s actually love, not money, that makes the world go ‘round. If you really think about it, almost everything we do can somehow be associated with our innate drive to find a mate – including our drive to accrue more money.
Growing up my own mother used to repeat the simple words, “Know thyself, sweetheart, know thyself.” At the time I took these words for granted, and due to a complete lack of life experience, maturity, and wisdom, I brushed them off thinking to myself, “Well, of course I know myself, Mom!
Hello Dr. G!! My name is Sheila. I live in Vancouver, and am the mother of two wonderful kids (15 and 16 years of age). My question for you is about my marriage. A marriage that I am increasingly questioning as I approach my 50s.