Archive for month: August, 2019

3 mental blocks that keep you from achieving your goals

The bad news: We all face powerful mental blocks that stop us when we’re trying to achieve our goals. The good news: We can outwit them. Here’s how, according to cognitive psychologist Amanda Crowell. Think about the last time you [...]

How to help kids fall in love with the outdoors

You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Technology also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]

What to do when a relationship’s over — but your feelings aren’t

While clean breaks can and do happen, sometimes we’re left with unresolved feelings. Psychologist Antonio Pascual-Leone shares the 3 steps we should take to work through them. Whether it’s with a partner, family member, friend, boss or colleague, ending a [...]

What we can teach boys about strength

Let’s celebrate boys for their abilities, values and passions, and show them that their character matters more than their height, says rapper and poet Meta Sarmiento. I was born and raised on the island of Guam. An unincorporated territory of the [...]

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness [...]

Need a fresh perspective? See the world like a horse does (or a cow or a cat or an ant …)

Practice an act of radical empathy — try to put yourself in the hoofsteps, pawprints and undulations of other creatures and appreciate all the ways of being and doing that exist on this planet. We are not alone. On Earth, [...]