People Skills Category Archive

Remote Diagnosis Disorder

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Remote Diagnosis Disorder (RDD) is my new addition to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. People afflicted with this personality disorder suffer from an uncontrollable urge to diagnose individuals as suffering from one or more psychological disorders, specifically individuals which the RDD sufferer has had little or no direct personal interaction with. RDD […]

Jealousy

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This morning I said to Erin, “I don’t see how to become jealous. I mean… even if I wanted to try being jealous, how would I even do that?” Then I suggested, “Let’s be jealous of each other for one day. We’ll try it out to see what it’s like. It could be fun!” Erin […]

Polyamory

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

“Perhaps our greatest acts of violence are reserved not for those experiences that are most foreign to us but for the ones that are closest to the truth about ourselves.” – Jonathan Mooney In this article I’ll candidly share my thoughts about polyamory, monogamy, marriage, and about intimate relationships in general. Hurt One issue that […]

Polyamorous Relationship Q&A

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about leaving monogamy behind in order to pursue polyamory, here are answers to some questions I’ve been asked. The last question is answered by Erin. What effect will polyamory have on your marriage with Erin? Since I’ve never done anything like this before, it’s hard to say. Surely it […]

2009 Focus – Intimate Relationships

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

In this post I’m going to share some things I’ve never shared publicly before, some of which you might find a bit surprising. At the start of each new year, I like to pick a primary focus for the upcoming year. I prefer doing this instead of making a New Year’s resolution because it’s more […]

Facebook and Twitter

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

My Facebook Experience I’ve been using Facebook for a few months now. I currently have 1,907 Facebook friends. I’ve been a fairly active user ever since I joined. I get new friend requests, comments, and emails there every day. Overall I’m glad I joined Facebook. It takes extra time to keep up with it, and […]

Share Your Shame

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

What personal stories have you locked away in the secret vault of your mind, vowing never to share them publicly? What would shame you terribly if it were ever posted on the Internet and connected with your real name for anyone to see? What events or habits from your past or present would you feel […]

Juice Feasting – Day 14

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Today was another great day. The daily routine of living on juice is gradually becoming a habit, so I don’t have to think about it so much anymore. Emotional Detox I still had some mild emotional detox today. Unexpected feelings would surface and then subside after an hour or so. For example, I started feeling […]

Personal Development for Smart People Book Is Here

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Now here’s a surprise — my book Personal Development for Smart People has launched early. The original release date was October 15th, but the book has already shipped and is available now. You can get it at Amazon.com and in many major bookstores, including Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Hastings. The major […]

Lessons From Ron Lewison (1938-2008)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

On Thursday a good friend and fellow Toastmaster named Ron Lewison was in a serious car accident. He was rushed to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe, including a broken pelvis and a punctured lung. Shortly after his family arrived, he passed away. He was 69 years old and is survived by his […]