Today, school leaders—superintendents, principals, and department heads—are faced with a challenge: uniting and inspiring their school communities in the midst of COVID-19. A sign at RL Stevenson Elementary School in Burbank, California. © Cory Doctorow / CC BY-SA 2.0 This formidable...
My friend, Jan, has spent the entire pandemic in lockdown in San Francisco, unable to touch another human being. It’s hard to imagine how difficult that must be. And yet she’s doing OK. One big reason: her dog, Maisie. Jan...
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Dear Christine, What should I do if my husband and I don’t agree about family rules? For example, I really want to establish your no-phones-in-the-car rule, but my husband won’t enforce it. He often lets our kids use their phones...
When I worked in banking, I saw a lot of pressure to conform. To get ahead and gain favor, many employees made their best efforts to reflect the values that were dominant within their organization. Whether a workplace was...
Our monthly Happiness Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you work through conflict and find the love. To open the clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note: If you are...
MATT LIEB With quarantine or sheltering in place, there’s kind of like, you know, I think this is true of a lot of couples where you’re discovering kind of like all of the space that you guys are taking...
What happens when the whole world is facing a massive threat, like we are now with coronavirus? According to psychiatrist James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., the pandemic is setting off a community-wide...
When you think of healthy habits, what sorts of things come to mind? Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables? Trying to get your 10,000 steps per day? Training for a 5K? While these things certainly matter...
Living with so much uncertainty is hard. Human beings crave information about the future in the same way we crave food, sex, and other primary rewards. Our brains perceive ambiguity as a threat, and they try to protect us...