May 2011

Set aside a moment

  Mondays mark the start of a new week. Today’s encouragement to you will be very short—on purpose. (The beginning of a new week tends to be one of the most demanding moments) You are already good at something. But …

Two ways to look at troubles

I read a story about a man who always complained. He was quick to add up all the negatives. One day he met a famous motivational teacher who told him “Let me introduce you to a group of people who …

What are Telomeres?

Think of your genes being a shoelace. At the end of the shoelace is a piece of plastic. Once the plastic is gone the shoelace may fray faster. Telomeres are the part of a gene—like the plastic at the end …

The Mother who Blogged

Lenore Skenazy did something unusual. She left her 9 year old son in Bloomingdales to make his way home on the New York subway—alone. She wrote about that in 2008. The next morning she was on the Today Show. And …

The Atheist who Made Money

The End ? You get a call from someone who respected you very much. She is most upset to read in the paper that you have changed your opinion on a very important moral matter. It is 180 degrees different …