There’s Nothing Wrong With You

There’s Nothing Wrong With You

BEST title of an article I have seen in ages: “You Don’t have a Disorder…. You have Feelings!” Isn’t it true that we have become a generation that believes we are supposed to feel good (or be happy) all of the time, and if we don’t,...
Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Drawing from important current educational research, Paul Tough’s new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why, highlights the essentials for effective teaching today. With a growing number of students coming to school having experienced various levels of...
The Easiest Way I Know How to Get Better Sleep

The Easiest Way I Know How to Get Better Sleep

I was an insomniac for decades. I’d listen to others getting sleep in nearby rooms as I lay staring at the dark ceiling, talking and singing to myself, tossing and turning. I generally felt discomfort in my skin as I lay there growing more concerned that there...
Be Cynical Sometimes! It’s Okay…Here’s Why

Be Cynical Sometimes! It’s Okay…Here’s Why

Scientific research validates yet another of my tendencies: I like to protect myself by preparing for the worst-case scenario. Unlike idealists, I imagine, I tend to expect that what can go wrong, will. I travel frequently, for example, and between the cab rides, the...