Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life. This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”.  Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as “media and social networking power”.  One gets the sense that … Continue reading Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

Can Laid Back Men Lead?

I got married as I was completing my doctorate in clinical psychology. I was one driven, serious woman on a mission to save the world. My husband, Mike, on the other hand, was far more laid-back. I was drawn to his fun-loving, “surfer-dude” nature—he helped me relax and enjoy life. But within the first year of marriage, this contrast started causing big problems . . … Continue reading Can Laid Back Men Lead?