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LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

Having Trust Issues?

Having Trust Issues?

Many people may think that love is what allows us to overcome obstacles in relationships, but in reality, it is trust. Trust is the glue that holds the relationship together, and without it, the relationship ceases to grow. Have you ever had someone you love betray your trust? It’s a gut-wrenching feeling. You feel it […]

How to Get Ahead Without Pushing Everyone Else Off the Ladder

How to Get Ahead Without Pushing Everyone Else Off the Ladder

Not everything in life is an either/or proposition. You can have a morning coffee and an afternoon coffee, you can like both cats and dogs, and you can balance your desire to get ahead and your genuine interest in being a team player. Some people fear that caring about their co-workers’ success means getting lost […]

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Taking A Break From Your Relationships

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Taking A Break From Your Relationships

What are you supposed to do when you and your partner are taking a break from the relationship? Some believe it’s good to see others, some think not dating anyone at all is important. While taking a break can refresh a relationship, it’s confusing to know exactly what that means. The point of a break […]

7 Things All Great Relationships Have in Common

7 Things All Great Relationships Have in Common

You know those relationships that drain your energy? The ones that impact your ability to really thrive at home, at work, in life? There are consequences of enduring them and failing to face up to reality that something’s just not right. And while there’s no point pretending a relationship has a future if it doesn’t, […]

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word — a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psychology, the more it appears that much of human social and economic life, not to mention individual health, fundamentally relies on it. Which makes the rise of inequality — something that threatens empathy — all the more […]

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

If you were to look at my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, it would seem that I have lots of close friends — but the truth is, I’m one of the loneliest people I know. I don’t have a significant other, I don’t have many friends, and my weekends usually consist of solo Netflix binges and gossiping with […]