Archive for month: April, 2021

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

Empathy — or understanding the thoughts and feelings of the people around us — is one of the most important and most trying parts of being social creatures. But what exactly is empathy? And crucially, can we have more? Stanford [...]

The 7 types of rest that every person needs

Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us [...]

Here’s how I finally got myself to start exercising

When we received the stay-at-home order in March 2020 — I live in California — I came out of the gates pretty darn hot. “Embrace not being so busy,” I wrote. “Take this time at home to get into a [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

The secret to giving a great compliment

Want an easy way to brighten another person’s day? Offer them specific, heartfelt praise, says educator Cheryl Ferguson. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a half-hearted compliment, whether it was a generic “nice work” from a colleague or [...]

How to raise financially responsible kids

Teaching them about spending and saving is good, but our lessons need to go beyond that, says financial planner Ellen Rogin. Anyone who’s ever heard a child say a very grown-up word they definitely didn’t learn in the classroom knows [...]

How to deliver an authentic apology

A simple framework for delivering a short, sincere “I’m sorry,” from criminal defense attorney Jahan Kalantar. Quick question: What’s the worst part of apologizing? A) Working up the courage to admit we were wrong. B) Standing in front of the [...]