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Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

If fiction follows fact, modern afterschool will reflect the great hope divide between American adults and children.

On February 3rd, 2013, posted in: Diet, Dreaming, Parenting, pessimism, Sex, Teamwork, Wisdom by

Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

Growing up on a steady diet of ABC Afterschool Specials, I learned that Jodi Foster and other girls can play baseball on all boys teams, that saying “no” to marijuana will protect me from Scott Baio’s delinquency, and that teenage pre-marital sex…

Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

If fiction follows fact, modern afterschooll specials will reflect the great hope divide between American adults and children.read more

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by

America, You Need Therapy

America, you are in a funk. You need to find one thing that excites you about the future. It can be a reunion with old friends, a sporting event, or some big goal at work. Better yet, pick something that is challenging and really meaningful. Remember h…

On January 16th, 2013, posted in: Happiness, Identity, Laughter, Motivation, pessimism, Therapy by

America, You Need Therapy

America has an identity crisis. To some, she is a corporation that needs managing. To others, she is an idea that keeps evolving. To me, a psychologist who studies hope, she is a living thing that is down and needs help bouncing back. When you listen c…

Rethinking Resolutions: One for Me and One for We

As you consider who you can be in 2013, do more than think about yourself. What if we all got better at making resolutions that we’re actually likely to achieve and that make us feel great in the process? You can both indulge in a personal resolution…