Category: Life Lessons

The Chemistry of Romantic Love

How the Chemistry of Romantic Love Affects Your Relationships Have you ever wondered why we fall in love? Or why you always seem to say the wrong thing around your crush? Or why you just can’t stop thinking about the guy who took you to dinner? Did you know there’s actually a biological... read more

How should I apologize?

Saying “I’m sorry” is, at root, an expression of regret—NOT guilt. We can tell someone we are sorry for something they are experiencing without taking the blame for it on ourselves. It is perfectly appropriate to empathize with others in this way, but when it comes to making a real apology,... read more

When should I say “I’m sorry?”

Making a good apology is essential for having healthy relationships. But knowing when and how to apologize is a lot more complicated than most of us expect. Is our apology sincere, or do we secretly believe someone else is to blame? Should we apologize to begin with, or are we allowing ourselves to... read more

I’m so embarrassed by the person I used to be…

­When we go through a huge change, it’s easy to look back at the person we once were and feel shame or regret. We obsess over things we said, decisions we made, ideas we held. We look back and say “how could I have done that? Why was I so stupid? I should have known better.” So how do we... read more

How do I ask for help?

Somewhere along the way, as we experiment with who we are and what we can do, we’re bound to face “new” or unknown circumstances, question some of our decisions, or make mistakes and find ourselves in a tight spot. Should we ask for help, or try to handle these situations ourselves? Most of... read more

How do I seek good advice?

There’s no shortage of opinions out there. Just ask the Internet: throw any question into Google, and you’re likely to find dozens of contradicting answers. When everyone has opinions about your life, whose voice should you listen to? First and foremost, limit the number of people who are... read more

10 lessons I’d share with the younger me

There’s something extremely gratifying in telling someone else “I told you so.” Knowing our beliefs or opinions were correct makes us feel justified and empowered.  I don’t know about you, but I occasionally struggle to take the advice of others, often believing that they don’t truly... read more