Dear friends, After nine years, 868 posts, and more than 20,000 comments, will come to an end by the close of August. I've learned so much from all of you, and I thank you for that. Your comments and emails have opened my eyes and taught me so much. When I was disillusioned, you [...]


I must confess something. When psychologist Paulette Sherman, PsyD., asked me to review The Book of Sacred Baths, it made me wonder if adults still took baths. I suppose this says something about me, doesn't it? In case I need to spell it out, it says this: I haven't taken a bath in a really [...]


People drift apart, even when they sleep in the same bed. One day, you are saying vows and listening to people's warnings about how love takes constant attention, devotion, and work – and you are rolling your eyes because you are thinking that your love is different; it's real, and it will last because, well, [...]


Just about everywhere you look on the Internet – and to some degree on the TV – someone is pissed off about something. Ugly arguments are erupting everywhere and not just about the topics that you’d expect, such as politics or religion. Often they start off innocently enough. For example, someone might voice an opinion [...]


Ohio State University researchers wanted to know what it was about certain apologies that worked – and other apologies that didn't. So they tested how 755 people reacted to different kinds of apologies and they found that, for an apology to work, it needed to include at least two elements. Acknowledgement of responsibility: "It's my [...]