giving

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helping others to succeed

We don’t usually think of helping others to succeed. Yet, in his book, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, Adam Grant explains how giving can drive success. He is the youngest tenured professor at The Wharton School, and has written a fascinating book about his research. It’s a quick read with lots of real-life…

Lonely Parent

The other day I was talking to someone about travel guidebooks. Instead of saying the words “Lonely Planet,” I said “lonely parent.“ My friend didn’t make much of my slip, but it has remained stuck in my head ever since. Parenting can indeed feel very lonely at times. If you Google “lonely parent,” you’ll find…

You’re Not the Boss of Me!  (How to cope with annoying people this Thanksgiving and beyond)

With Thanksgiving and other winter holidays approaching and social gatherings increasing, many of us have begun to anticipate and worry about upcoming interactions with bossy family members and acquaintances. Instead of feeling the season’s gratitude and joy, we sometimes feel resentment at having to travel distances only to be hassled once we arrive at our…