The of Spiritual Simplicity

When Ron’s wife died from cancer at the young age of 37, it forever changed him. A driven, corporate executive, Ron decided to rethink his priorities and live more simply. So he quit his job and became a consultant who was paid on an hourly basis. That eliminated his 70-hour workweeks and provided him with […]

Friendship for Grownups

In childhood you could just ask another kid, “Do you want to be my friend?” As an adult, friendship is a little more complicated than that. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to move from acquaintances to friends. If I were flipping through a magazine and saw the title of this article, I’d […]

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

“Please use your inside voice.” “Eat your broccoli.” “It’s time to go to bed.” “Wear your jacket.” As a parent, you’ve probably said these kinds of statements hundreds of times to your child. Adults are always telling kids how to behave. But there are times when kids do things better than we grown-ups do. Here […]

When Should I Apologize?

Bill and his wife were high school sweethearts when he went off to college. They kept in touch by telephone but one day had a disagreement. Abruptly he announced, over the phone, that they were through. However, the breakup left him feeling so badly that a short time later he hitchhiked 300 miles back home […]

Complicated Compassion

You probably know and love someone who is currently making bad decisions. You want to help, but you worry that your help enables them to continue making bad decisions. Whether they’re struggling with addiction, lack of motivation, criminal behavior, or other poor choices, how can you show them love and support in a way that will set them free?

5 Traits of Likable People

Are likable people naturally able to connect with others? Do they possess an innate confidence and charisma that draws people to them? Or can these qualities be developed and practiced?