Finding Goldilocks: A Solution for Black-and-White Thinking

The sweet spot between opposite extremes is the zone of effective living: Finding Goldilocks: A Solution for Black-and-White Thinking

Disappointment

Managing disappointment is a key to success in life and love: Disappointment

Why We Are Busier Than Ever Despite Having Nowhere to Go

Staying at home during quarantine is time consuming. Here is why: Why We Are Busier Than Ever Despite Having Nowhere to Go

What America needs from its leaders during a crisis

“The professional backgrounds and training of retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Dr. Penny Wheeler, the president and CEO of Allina Health, and Father Joseph McShane, the president of Fordham University have little or nothing in common, yet they share some common traits as accomplished leaders. “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel asks them about the most important elements of leadership, and what our nation seeks out in a time of crisis.”

5 ways to use the quarantine to strengthen your relationship, according to a relationship and intimacy expert

Being stuck inside isn’t all bad — it’s a great opportunity for you and your partner to get to know each other even better: 5 ways to use the quarantine to strengthen your relationship, according to a relationship and intimacy expert

The 10 Stages of a Relationship That Every Couple Should Understand

From getting to know a person to breaking up, there are ten different stages of a relationship that you may experience. Learn about what they are and why they’re important: The 10 Stages of a Relationship That Every Couple Should Understand

COVID-19; A Cautionary Tale

A relative who is an attorney from Chicago that graduated from MSU shares his experience with the disease.

Shelter in place is no hype. Do your part…

How to create meaningful connections while apart | Priya Parker

He or She Reels You In to Pull the Rug

Why is it so hard to leave a covert narcissist? He or She Reels You In to Pull the Rug

Quaran-Teen Parenting

I’m settling for being a “good enough” mom: Quaran-Teen Parenting

PSA: Always look on the bright side of life

2020 Version: We are probably all going to die

People with large brain reserves can circumvent Alzheimer’s

It’s never too late to start strengthening your brain: People with large brain reserves can circumvent Alzheimer’s. Here’s how to build yours.

 

Why We Panic Buy and What We Should Do Instead

How mass panic buying does more harm than good in times of crisis: Why We Panic Buy and What We Should Do Instead

Combating Cabin Fever and Staying Productive in These Times

“Avoid binge watching anything (or binge video game-playing). It would be so easy to pass the time with hours of Netflix or Call of Duty. But doing this can actually lead to feelings of depression and hopelessness, according to research. Limit yourself to 2 hours per day for video and media consumption. This would include leisure shows, the news, and social media.” This and many more ideas here: Combating Cabin Fever and Staying Productive in These Times

Living with Mental Health Challenges During the Pandemic

The basics: Living with Mental Health Challenges During the Pandemic

Maintaining Mental and Physical Health During COVID-19

Tips for anyone dealing with stress or anxiety as a result of COVID-19: Maintaining Mental and Physical Health During COVID-19

Tough Problems—Living in the Time of Coronavirus

How to handle cabin fever, plus tips for job hunting during the pandemic: Tough Problems—Living in the Time of Coronavirus

My Shelter Diary

Thoughts and feelings during the first days of my ordered “sheltering in place: My Shelter Diary

2 hours of chanting in a Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

5 Remote Work Resources to Work From Home Productively

If you’re new to remote working or trying to figure out how to work from home, these tips will help you stay productive: 5 Remote Work Resources to Work From Home Productively

There's got to be a pony in here somewhere

One of my favorite stories seems very appropriate for these times

“Over lunch today I asked Ed Meese about one of Reagan’s favorite jokes. ‘The pony joke?’ Meese replied. ‘Sure I remember it. If I heard him tell it once, I heard him tell it a thousand times.’”

“The joke concerns twin boys of five or six. Worried that the boys had developed extreme personalities – one was a total pessimist, the other a total optimist – their parents took them to a psychiatrist.”

“First the psychiatrist treated the pessimist. Trying to brighten his outlook, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with brand-new toys. But instead of yelping with delight, the little boy burst into tears. ‘What’s the matter?’ the psychiatrist asked, baffled. ‘Don’t you want to play with any of the toys?’ ‘Yes,’ the little boy bawled, ‘but if I did I’d only break them.’”

“Next the psychiatrist treated the optimist. Trying to dampen his out look, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to his knees, and began gleefully digging out scoop after scoop with his bare hands. ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ the psychiatrist asked, just as baffled by the optimist as he had been by the pessimist. ‘With all this manure,’ the little boy replied, beaming, ‘there must be a pony in here somewhere!’”

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