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Job & College
Self-destruction <p>Compared with most animals, we humans engage in a host of behaviors that are destructive to our own kind and to ourselves. We lie, cheat and steal, carve ornamentations into our own bodies, stress out and kill ourselves, and of course kill others.
Very few people can take criticism graciously. For most of us, being criticized is uncomfortable at best--de-stabilizing (or even devastating) at worst. The ability to take criticism in stride, it seems, is almost universally elusive.
This post (going beyond Part 1 ) offers additional bulleted explanations to help account for the almost universal susceptibility to criticism. At the same time, it suggests ways to gradually become less sensitive to the negative judgment of others. • When we're unfavorably evaluated or disagreed with, we can experience such discord almost as a put-down.
Following up on last month's column about psychological stress on college campuses, this month's examines more serious cases of psychological disorder.
Last month, at each of the colleges my children attend, a student committed suicide .
My final day at the conference for the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM), "Living Well & Dying Well: New frontiers of positive psychology , therapy and spiritual care," provoked further thoughts about death and procrastination .
In my last post I advocated that we move beyond resiliency as a goal to as a goal. Why settle for less? But what does thriving look like?
Mar. 8, 2012 — Feeling angry and annoyed with others is a daily part of life, but most people don't act on these impulses. What keeps us from punching line-cutters or murdering conniving co-workers?
Meditation & well-being