Suicide: What to know and how to help

Suicide has been in the news a lot lately. From well-known celebrities to innocent middle school students, the suicide epidemic is widespread and knows no boundaries. It touches people from all walks of life and does not discriminate based on age, race, class, or...

The Truth About Loneliness

I spend a great deal of time talking with people about unhappiness. And in many cases, loneliness is the culprit. At our core, we are wired to be in relationship and community with others, and when we’re not, we naturally feel sad and alone. In America, a society...

5 Tips for Managing Your Anger

Last spring I wrote a blog post about road rage. Somewhat surprisingly, it turned out to be one of my most popular posts—at least based on the number of comments and responses I received. It seems just about everyone can relate to the frustration of being cut off in...

5 Unexpected Benefits of Helping Others

Looking for ways to boost your mood, lower your stress and lengthen your life? Consider volunteering. In addition to the good you’ll impart on others, research consistently shows a link between altruism and good health. And since April is National Volunteer...