Win your Next Argument Without Saying A Word

“How do you know the world is round?” My daughter asked me the other day. “What a great question,” I say, thrilled at the...
Father's Day

Dr. Peggy Drexler: An Expert Dishes on Daddy’s Girls, Momma’s Boys & More

For Father's Day, Dr. Peggy Drexler, author of Our Fathers, Ourselves and other fascinating gender studies books, speaks to the role — and how it's changing — men and "dad" play in our lives.

What Would You Tell A Friend?

Next time you are stuck, ask yourself the basic question, “What would I tell a friend?” By reframing choices as advice to friends, we...

Is Too Much Self-Care Bad For You?

Self-care. As buzzy and hash-tag-worthy a mantra for well-being as it currently is, too much focus on the self — or rather, not enough...

Handmade: Worth Its Weight in Gold

People are willing to pay as much as 17% more for a handmade item over its machine-made counterpart, studies show, be it a ceramic...

Why You Need to Stop Talking About Yourself

A few week’s ago, we asked Do You Talk Too Much? and suggested the Traffic Light Rule for recognizing when you’re about to lose your audience...

Who Should Choose Your Profile Picture? Hint: It’s Not You

Who cares what other people think? We are bombarded with advice telling us to make our own choices and not be swayed by other...
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Mother Knows Best

By Nandini D’Souza WolfeWhen I was growing up, it felt like my mom had a tidy, bite-sized quip or comeback for every situation I...
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Need a Cure for Party Anxiety? Pass the Cocktail Weenies

Literally.Does the idea of making small talk at cocktail parties — no matter how strong the drinks — make you nervous? If your answer...
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How To Be Undefeated…Even In Defeat

“Work, shmerk...” remarked my exasperated client. She rolled her eyes as I tried to explain the value of finding meaningful and inspiring work. She...

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Tie Me Up: Resist The Irresistible

Before his voyage home, Ulysses is warned about the irresistible and deadly call of the Sirens. Countless sailors before him had fallen prey to...

Your Antidote To Burnout

One of the greatest challenges I face is convincing my patients to make their own wellbeing a priority. Women are especially resistant—they pride themselves...

5 Ways to Sandwich Your Anger

Venting may feel good in the moment but studies show it often does more harm than good. As a patient bluntly explained to me...
Shark Week

How To Conquer Fear From A Man Who Swims With Sharks

William Winram is a record-holding free diver (no cage, no breathing apparatus) and a chance encounter with a shark over 25 years ago changed...

You’re More Likely to Die by Selfie Than by Shark Attack

If you are anything like me, the theme song Jaws plays in your head every time you go in the ocean. Thanks to the...