Happiness Tip: Let Yourself Feel What You Feel

If we want to be happy, we need to practice feeling.


We are living in an age of anxiety, and when we feel stressed out (or sad, or disappointed, for that matter) our world offers us a host of ways to NUMB those negative feelings, to not really feel them. For example, we can spend hours on Facebook avoiding our feelings. Or we can eat the […]

Spend Some Time Alone

The importance of solitude


Usually, you’ll hear me tellin’ ya to spend more time with friends. This is because the best predictor of a person’s happiness is the breadth and depth of her social connections. But alone time is important, too. A Harvard study indicates that a bit of solitude can make us more capable of empathy towards others. […]

The New Sex Talk: 3 Tips to Get You Started

Times have changed, and so has how we talk to our kids about sex.

The summer before I started high school, unbeknownst to me, my mother tasked my father with giving me the “sex talk” on a six-hour road trip. I had never kissed a boy, or seen an R-rated movie. We didn’t have the Internet yet. I didn’t know that people have sex for pleasure; that would be […]