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 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…

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…

Autotheistic You

Maybe we’re all a little autotheistic. We hear an inner voice—no not the voice a schizophrenic hears—that wells up from…

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…

Let’s Talk About Politics and Religion!

Oh no, here we go! “I know, I can scan this article really quickly to find out what side of…

Walking with Poise to Nowhere on the Research Treadmill

Here’s the gist: “Professor Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology department, said: ‘This study showed that frequenting…

Embrace Positive Thinking

Recently, someone wrote in and asked me the following questions regarding positive thinking. I thought they were great questions, so…