October 18, 2015


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. 

We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. 

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less...

Abraham Lincoln. The name stirs up images of a nation torn apart and a presidency ended with a single, violent, vicious act. To many, the man also stands for an uncanny ability to overcome setbacks and succeed despite a long history of failure.

You might have heard th...

Excerpted from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry Holt and Co.


Academically overbearing parents are doing great harm. So says Bill Deresiewicz in his groundbreaki...

May 31, 2015

Sleep is very important for mental health and functioning.  Here is some cool information and tips from a great writer at Sparkpeople.com to help us find the sleep that our mind needs!


"As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (an...

February 20, 2015




By Lucas Reilly


You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging you at work. Or maybe you learn something terribly more important. The meaning of life, perhaps...

February 19, 2015



Following is an excerpt from the book with the 18 rules for happiness.


The 18 Rules of Happiness


Rule #1 – Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself! …………………….

Self-pity is the very worst kind of emotion. It destroys everything around itself, and leaves you feeling powerless....

February 11, 2015


How to stop self-protecting and self-sabotaging when it comes to love


I recently wrote a blog titled “7 Reasons Most People are Afraid of Love.” Within hours, the post had tens of thousands of reads and thousands of social media shares – numbers that would double and...

January 23, 2015


Usually our hands are full, filled with tasks, problems and possessions that seem impossible to put down. Our lives are crowded with decisions, plans and dreams. When these plans are not fulfilled, when events do not go as we would wish, or when change comes unexpecte...

January 20, 2015

By Richard Branson


Don't betray your dreams for the sake of fitting in. Dreaming is one of humanity's greatest gifts – it champions aspiration, spurs innovation, leads to change, and propels the world forward.

We should all dream, and encourage others to do so too. In a...

January 16, 2015

Published on October 15, 2013 by Temma Ehrenfeld in Open Gently

Get to know someone and create a sense of intimacy, in as little as an hour.


These questions only take about 45 minutes to discuss—and they almost always make two people feel better about e...

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