Those who don’t respect themselves are most agitated when others don’t respect them
Oct30

Those who don’t respect themselves are most agitated when others don’t respect them

When others disrespect us, we naturally feel hurt. But some people go beyond feeling hurt to wanting to hurt others, and …

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Be childlike, not childish
Oct23

Be childlike, not childish

Children have a charm to them. They have an innocence and freshness to them that lightens and brightens the world around …

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Appreciating others’ achievement fosters extrinsic self-worth, appreciating their commitment fosters intrinsic self-worth
Oct22

Appreciating others’ achievement fosters extrinsic self-worth, appreciating their commitment fosters intrinsic self-worth

Suppose we are guiding someone, as when we are parents guiding our children. Guiding involves both correcting and appreciating:…

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The notion that love can exist outside of sacrifice is a dangerous lie
Oct10

The notion that love can exist outside of sacrifice is a dangerous lie

In today’s world, many people equate love with feel-good. When they experience an overwhelming hormonal rush that makes…

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To be nice is not to be naive —  it is to be free from the control of vice
Oct08

To be nice is not to be naive — it is to be free from the control of vice

Some people say, “If you are nice, you will be exploited by others.”  They equate being nice with being naive, with …

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Commitment is emotional investment, attachment is emotional dependence
Sep26

Commitment is emotional investment, attachment is emotional dependence

During the course of our relationship with our loved ones, we may get the question: How can we be committed without being …

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