Personal Responsibility

I struggle with the idea that some people genuinely need help and others genuinely need to take personal responsibility. At what point do you say “OK, you have the help you need, and now it’s on you”? Do you keep helping them and providing help for them for a significant...

The Different Kinds of Empathy

I recently listened to a podcast (one of my favorite!) from The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson. He interviewed Dr. Austin Perlmutter, New York Times best-selling co-author of Brainwash (one of my favorite books!). They discussed many things on the episode, from diet to immune function to greater mental...

The Multitasking Myth

It’s often said that multitasking is not good in terms of performance or results. We should focus on one thing at a time if we are to be efficient and get more things done. We shouldn’t try to take on too many things at once, or we won’t finish anything....

Stress and the Passage of Time

There are quite a few sources of stress out there, like a job, a co-worker, a quota given or a deadline. It seems the older we get, the more stressors we encounter. Time compounds, and so does the stress. In fact, many times, it is time itself that is causing...

Cognitive Dissonance

There is a theory in psychology called cognitive dissonance where a conflict occurs within a person due to two or more modes of thought. Cognitive dissonance arises when behaviors don’t match beliefs. And this often leads to unwarranted stress.  For example, I know that oreos are not good. Well, they...