Tag: self-development

The Best Strategies for Dating Success

November 17, 2017
The Best Strategies for Dating Success

This is Part III of a series on giving yourself a Dating Makeover. Part I: Give Yourself a Dating Makeover may be found HERE. Part II: Designing Your New Approach to Dating may be found HERE. In my last two posts I’ve provided a framework for thinking about how to be more successful at dating by changing […]

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Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

June 12, 2017
Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~Joan Didion A young woman describes meeting a guy during an Uber ride. Before he got out of the car, he punched his number into her phone. She envisioned a blossoming serious relationship. But he’s not answering her texts […]

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The Only Resolution You Need This Year

January 5, 2017
The Only Resolution You Need This Year

Although I’m a big believer in self-development and our individual capacity to change through real effort, I’ve always been a cynic about New Year’s Resolutions. In the past I have successfully made some big changes in my personal habits, but they’ve never coincided with the start of a new year. I guess I’ve never found […]

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Brene Brown on Boundaries

March 17, 2016
Brene Brown on Boundaries

We’ve been talking a lot about setting boundaries recently. Here’s a new Brene Brown video on why they’re not only helpful, they’re a prerequisite to being empathic and compassionate towards others. And to receiving compassion as well. A must see for both genders.

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Emotional Prudery and Promiscuity

May 2, 2012
Emotional Prudery and Promiscuity

Steven Rhoads, a University of Virginia politics professor who specializes in gender and culture, has written about The Emotional Costs of Hooking Up. He notes that a lot of young men share one student’s view that “he was not interested in love at that point because he hadn’t slept with enough women yet.” The capacity […]

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