January is the traditional month when we set our New Year resolutions. We may want to lose weight, travel, pay off bills, find a new job, or save more for our kids’ college educations. For many of us, however, we lose traction when it comes to planning and transforming our intention into reality.
“Mindfulness” is fast becoming the buzzword of business, social media and pop culture in the post-recession era. The same was true for “zen” in the 1970s and ‘80s. Behind the word was a transformative spiritual practice that changed the lives of serious practitioners throughout America. But savvy marketers tagged the term with anything and everything: […]
A significant number of parents of college age students have hired me to guide their sons and daughters to identify appropriate careers and execute successful job search campaigns. In my experience, the best time for me to begin work with college students is their junior year. Let’s look at the junior year and the opportunities […]
In a recent article for The New York Times, the acclaimed anthropologist T. M. Luhrmann cited some interesting statistics about the prevalence of anxiety in the United States. “Americans are a pretty anxious people. Nearly one in five of us – 18 percent – has an anxiety disorder. We spend over $2 billion a year […]
Several weeks ago, a mother with a son entering his senior year of college called and asked me to meet with him. During the initial complimentary session, Hamilton (not his real name) appeared shy to a fault. He looked at the floor, replied to my questions with one word answers or said he didn’t know. […]