10 Conversation Starters for Talking to Teens About Sex

Rather than broaching the topic just once, it’s important to have an ongoing dialogue.

Personally, I would love it if we could just have one “sex talk” with our kids and be done with it. Or, it would be great if they could just learn what they need to know about sex from their school’s puberty unit in science class. But no such luck. Experts recommend that we talk […]

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Happiness Tip: Let Yourself Feel What You Feel

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

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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

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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. […]