Remember how glorious it was to come of age, to feel the joy of first love and blooming sexuality? Remember how uncomplicated life seemed back then? Yeah, me neither. Coming into adolescence in the 1960s would have been difficult enough without the multiple handicaps: I was nearly two years younger than any of my classmates […]
Emotional energy is constantly changing, moment to moment and day to day. It swings naturally between high and low. Though in our culture we tend to think of “high” energy as “good” and “low” energy as “bad,” they are simply two different energy states. Today’s post is about finding skillful ways to honor our changing energies, while also taking small steps to help bring our lives into balance.
If boys are to become men – real men, not the caricature of manhood that dominated the advertising world of my childhood, or the new more subtle caricatures found in modern advertising and music – they need to learn to be articulate about their emotional lives. Daniel Goleman calls it “emotional intelligence.” I’m tempted to […]
For the past few weeks we’ve focused on toxicity in relationships, a series that has become the beginning of Together on Tuesday. Previous posts include Sometimes All That’s Left is to Walk Away, clearly a post that hit home for a lot of people; When a Rose is Not So Sweet about toxic messages in relationships; […]