More Than a Father, a Daddy

....When I went into labor with my second child, I was unprepared. The birth of my first child took 3 hours from start to finish. No complications and minimal pain. The second time around was different – Antithetically different.

Breastfeeding: A Woman’s Perspective

My son is 1 1/2 years old now. It's hard to believe we've made it to this point knowing what we've been through when he was itty bitty. Before ever becoming pregnant, I knew I wanted to breast feed my baby, not because I thought it would give us some special bond, but because of the health benefits for my baby.

Friends, Feelings and Happiness

A while back I wrote an article titled ‘Dads Have Feelings Too.’ I have been meaning to write a follow-up piece, but have failed for various legitimate and not so good reasons. Then, I came across this article by Lisa Wade, on Salon: ‘American men’s hidden crisis: They need more friends!’

Psychology, Punishment, and Practice

I teach using questions. I script them. I anticipate how my students respond. I script that, too. But sometimes my prediction fails, my students go off script and surprise me. Within the first five minutes of THE MOVEMENT’s inaugural BioPsychology course, I was surprised.

Effort: Is More Better?

Effort is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: Definition of EFFORT. 1. : Conscious exertion of power : Hard work. Those of us that have been part of anything where our performance was measured,...

Why You Should Question Everything

Self-improvement is a great thing. People take steps every day in order to improve their lives in one way or another. Some people take classes. Others learn on their own. Regardless of how you are trying...

How To Change Your Life

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been...

Words and Pride

This was originally a guest post on Adam T. Glass' blog, from Peter Baker. I liked it so much, I asked Adam and Peter if I could repost on here. Of course they agreed, and here it is.....enjoy....

3 Useless Words

IIwrote on Facebook the three dumbest words I use are: WHY SHOULD TRY I want to write about that idea, the rationale, and logical conclusion the use of these words. Words matter. I believe...