Meditation Tag

Here's some unsolicited advice for you: Don't grovel. You're better than that. Wondering if you're groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to you, recognize...

A collective lack of empathy and critical thinking is tearing our country at the seams. We can and must do better. Empathy and critical thinking reinforce and strengthen one another. The lack of either undermines the other as well. Empathy is the ability to recognize the emotions...

I love to read books, and if you're here you probably do as well. I find that most voracious readers enjoy getting recommendations from other readers. I'm asked quite often about my favorite books, and so I thought it would be helpful to list them all...

Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one's youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

As you ponder your obligatory 2019 "New Year Resolutions," consider a helpful alternative from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. In his latest newsletter, Ferriss advises readers to  embrace a “past year review," or "PYR," instead, which he asserts is "more informed, valuable,...

Men? Have you given much thought to what "patriarchy" truly means? Do you realize how much it's benefited us while hindering so many women's quality of life? My first job out of college was at Walt Disney World. I remember a meeting during which a white...

Men: What's your favorite Christmas movie? Mine is Elf, especially the scene where Buddy says "smiling's my favorite!"  But you know what's not any woman's favorite? When you advise that "they should smile more." In fact, even if they don't tell you how this makes them...