Touch releases oxytocin, which makes us feel better. But can hugging make us better human beings?
Kindness is not condescension. It is not compromise. It is not pandering, and it is not fear … It is a strong, gentle response that lay aside the need to be right, in favor of the choice to remain one with the person we chose to be one with.
Nick Jurczak explores several reasons why a relationship depends on more than just the desire to have one.
Michael Thomsen says that letting a writer into your life is like letting a jackal into the living room, then asking whether it plans on ripping open one particular sofa cushion.
You let someone into your life, knowing all along that they could wake up and change their mind. But Nate Bagley has decided it’s time to assume the best of others.
My therapist is a problem-solver. He doesn’t just sit there like, “How did you feel about that?” and “Hmm…” and “Yeah, go on…” while scribbling notes.
A daughter’s photography choices, a friend who wants credit for an idea, and a boyfriend who lied about a pot pipe.
Rising above your natural instincts is what needs to happen if you really want to have what you say you want.
This week, James Plunkett challenges his fellow millennials to stop pretending.
Orin J. Hahn has something he wants to share with you about “The Good Life.”
Thomas Pluck asks, when confronting harassment, why do we say “what if she was your sister, mother, or daughter?” What if it was You?
C. K. Carlton thought he knew what a real man was. Turns out, he had it all wrong.
They both cried. She had expected no one and nothing.
As the son of an abusive, alcoholic father, Tim Lineaweaver had to learn how to pick up the pieces of his life and become a better man and dad for his children.
Dr. Gunsaullus gives readers 9 things to check in their marriage so their spouses won’t check-out
Alex Steed remembers the night his dad almost became a murderer.
Aly Windsor realizes that “He’s all boy” is ok with her.
James Fell offers a list of hard-learned lessons about life, bravery, and morality.
A new independent report reveals that the Denver Sheriff’s Department repeatedly ignored dozens of serious complaints by inmates against deputies.