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Why Frenemies Can Be Good for You—and What to Do When They Aren’t

Since we've all had one: A close look at the phenomenon of the frenemy—and strategies for dealing when you...

Since we've all had one: A close look at the phenomenon of the frenemy—and strategies for dealing when you find yourself mired in a relationship with one.

Why Frenemies Can Be Good for You—and What to Do When They Aren’t

HOW TO GET THROUGH TOUGH FAMILY GATHERINGS by Barry Michels

“Be realistic, whatever the case may be: Expect Uncle Joe to get drunk and act out; expect your mom to treat you like a child; expect your sister-in-law to set no limits with her spoiled kid. Being realistic enables you to work on yourself by holding yourself to a standard of emotional maturity you may have never before achieved in their midst.”
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How to Get Through Tough Family Gatherings

Even if you love every member of your family dearly, holiday gatherings are often complicated affairs, and the holidays...

Can a Shrub in Gabon Cure Addiction?

The United States is struggling with a staggering opioid addiction epidemic—often starting with legitimate pain pill prescriptions, and ending... White tablets spilled from an orange medicine bottle onto a table.

Can a Shrub in Gabon Cure Addiction?

The United States is struggling with a staggering opioid addiction epidemic—often starting with legitimate pain pill prescriptions, and ending...

The Force of Courage

We think of fear as negative; exploiting fear for personal gain sounds even more so. But reframe the way...

We think of fear as negative; exploiting fear for personal gain sounds even more so. But reframe the way...

The Force of Courage

Barry Michels on EMPATHY

Barry Michels “There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist the urge to avert our eyes—particularly when we hold this suffering up in contrast to the privilege and protection that so many of us enjoy. But as stark as the contrast, there really isn't much of a relationship between the two, and the incipient guilt of feeling like you have too much in relationship to the have nots does nothing to help.”
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Empathy: The Power to Reconcile Guilt

There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist...