My Resolution on New Year's Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions for a number of reasons.  First, and perhaps most importantly, I don’t make them because I don’t need a New Year to decide to make a change in my life.  I’ve written about this before.  I just don’t get needing the “calendar” to compel me to do what I need to do.  I prefer to employ “Daily Resolutions” over New Year’s ones, actually.  It's a pretty simple philosophy.  Every day I make up my own mind that I’m going to:...more

How To Fix Your Angry Brain

By Gina Simmons, Ph.D. "What's wrong with my brain?" Michael asked. A high level manager with a great career, Michael feared his anger outbursts at work might cost him his job. "Why can't I just put up with crap and not react?" he wondered. Michael learned what happened to his brain and body when he became angry. When we get mad the brain responds in a lop-sided way, with the left front of the brain more active than the right side of the brain. Other changes include increased heart rate and physical tension....more