Anger and Acceptance

When it comes to anger, the world is filled with some very simple, but powerful truths. For example: People believe…

Ask Dr. Conte: How Can I Get My Child to Listen to Me?

Hi, Dr. Conte, I have a three-year-old son (he will be 4 in January) who is very headstrong and very determined,…

Climbers and Riders

Different pain is tough in different ways, but any way you slice it, pain is difficult to endure – that’s why…

Ask Dr. Conte: How Can I Deal with My Deep-Rooted Anger Before It Pushes Others Away?

Hello Dr. Conte, I have a lot of deep-rooted anger that has been coming to the surface lately, and it…

Ask Dr. Conte: How Can I Lose My Anger Before I Lose My Fiancée?

Dr. Conte, How can I stop my anger toward people? I am engaged to my girlfriend and I do not…

Why I Chose to Go to Prison

Coming up next week, we have a special two part edition of Tackling Life that was recorded inside Pennsylvania’s Graterford Maximum…

Mandatum Antiquus

The master sat in front of the room, eyes closed, deep in meditation. His students sat, crossed legged, peacefully awaiting…

Four Jurors: When Attachment to Our Beliefs Blinds Us to the Truth

I write a lot about attachment and certainty. I’ve been fascinated throughout my career by the way we, as human…

Unnecessary Protection: How to Deal with Perceived Threats vs. Real Threats

It’s natural to protect ourselves. The world is scary and there are real threats out there. Unfortunately, we spend far…

Keep Your Gifts! Don’t Allow the Things You Hate to Monopolize Your Energy

When the holidays roll around, who do you give gifts to: people you hate, or people you like? This isn’t…