It’s All How You Look at It

The Fundamental Attribution Error in Action Not too long ago, as I was heading to work, I was sitting at a stop sign and waiting to turn out of my neighborhood onto the main road. It was a dreary day in the Chicago metro area---gray skies, a misty drizzle, and very foggy. Car after car …

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Please, Don’t Try to Fix Me

Have you ever confided in a friend or family member about something upsetting, only to walk away from the conversation feeling worse than at the outset? I know I have...Despite the fact that I, too, am guilty of at times responding by suggesting possible solutions when loved ones tell me about their problems, I can say with certainty: it is the wrong approach.

New Year, (Not So) New You?

Drawing The Line between Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance Another new year is upon us. It's that wonderful time when we all resolve to do better, be better, change our ways, achieve more. I don't know about you, but my social media feeds were flooded with posts to this effect: friends and family sharing their intentions for …

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