MPG Event: Creative Mentoring: Sustaining the... →
NASW Annual Meeting: Keynote Speaker: Mary Pender Greene
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their...– Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart
MPG in the Media: Ebony Magazine Article: "The...
Read my comments in the two-page article below from Ebony magazine on “The Good Breakup.” In Q&A style, I discuss how you can begin your relationship with love and end it the same way.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace is behavior that is stressful and humiliating. It involves a range of behaviors that are not welcomed, are personally offensive, undermine morale, and interferes with the ability of an employee to work effectively. This includes bullying, intimidation, coercion of a sexual nature, inappropriate touching, unwelcome come-ons, offensive gestures, offensive...
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself →
BOOK OF THE WEEK What to Say When You Talk to Yourself By Dr. Shad Helmstetter Learn from Dr. Shad Hemlstetter about the powerful technique of self-talk, which can program your potential for success. It is not a method of hypnosis or subliminal suggestion; it is a self-talk program, a rational, methodical path for self-change that reprograms your mind — raising both your expectations...
Does Couples Therapy Work? →
Click on this link to learn from New York TImes writer Elizabeth Weil on the efficacy of couples therapy from the therapist’s perspective. Several described the experience of counseling high-conflict couples as “like piloting a helicopter in a hurricane.” Interestingly, modern couples therapy — one therapist and two spouses together in a room — started in a convoluted way. Before the 1960s,...
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How... →
BOOK OF THE WEEK The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It By Charles Duhigg Learn from Charles Duhigg as he explains the power of habit. Human habits seem as ingrained in our beings as the color of our hair. “They are so strong, in fact, that they cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense,” states Duhigg. But as it turns...
MPG in the Media: Everyday Health Article: "Are... →
Click on this link to read my comments in an article in Everyday Health on the stigma of mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 46 percent of Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder throughout their lifetime. However, the stigma of mental illness remains an ongoing problem. Only a few decades ago, individuals with mental illness were...
Myths About Passion in the Bedroom... Sex doesn't... →
Click on this link to learn the common myths about “sexless marriages” from Drs. David Schnarch and Ruth Morehouse, who have more than 40 years of clinical and research review experience on sex and marriage. As they explain, less passionate marriages aren’t necessarily because of the length of the marriage, the age of the people involved, or because of the presence of perceived physical...
When I was younger and more naive, I admired people who were clever. Now that I...– Marcel Proust
12 Tips on SMART Goal Setting
SMART (Specific-Motivational-Accountable-Responsible-Touchable) The process of setting goals can be daunting. The infographic illustrates the SMART technique, developed by CrossFit Health Centers. The SMART process makes goals more manageable. Is your goal to lose weight? Exercise regularly? Stop smoking? Once you have your big goal, the next step is to break it down into smaller, more...
How Your Greatest Insecurities Reveal Your Deepest... →
Click on this link to learn how our deepest wounds often surround our greatest gifts. The Gift Theory model encourages us to discover what our core gifts are, extricate them from the wounds that keep them buried, and express them with grace, honor and dignity.
Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we...– Daniel Goleman, Author of Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Kinsey relationship survey: Men value cuddling,... →
Click on this link to learn that when it comes to predicting relationship satisfaction among middle-aged couples, a new survey from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University discards some very worn stereotypes.
Using Positive Psychology in Your Relationships →
Click on this link to learn how to use positive psychology in your relationships with techniques from Shelly Gable, professor of psychology at the University to California-Santa Barbara.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the...– Winston Churchill
Change Is the Only Constant
Most people like change as long as it doesn’t affect them negatively. While change can be exciting and may lead to growth, most of us dread the unknown. Fear of the future is at the core of most resistance to change. We many ask ourselves, “what if things don’t work out, what if I fail, what if things get worse, what if….”? Being flexible and resilient is keep to key to surviving planned and...
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is...– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross