Ethics & Morality

What Does Your Apology Say About You?

What Does Your Apology Say About You?

“A meaningful apology is one that communicates three R’s: regret, responsibility and remedy.” – Beverly Engel When you say that you’re sorry to another person whom you’ve wronged, or who believes you’ve wronged them, what does your apology say about you? Is that even important? Doesn’t the fact that you deliver the apology in the first place hold greater weight? After ...

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Mental & Physical Health

7 Ways to Stop Time

Many recent studies that have been done on volunteer work show how it’s connected to better health. Physical effects on the body, such as lowered blood pressure can be measured and impacted through helping others. Though some of us are introverts, humans need social connection in order to survive and thrive. Helping others not only makes you feel good about ...

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How to Do the Right Thing

How to Do the Right Thing

“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” – Zig Ziglar When faced with deciding on how to act, sometimes the toughest part is figuring out how to do the right thing. Of course, how you view the right thing, what you ...

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Why Being of Service Improves Happiness

Why Being of Service Improves Happiness

As a physician of internal medicine, I’m always trying to provide my patients with the best advice to help them live their best lives. I often find myself suggesting patients take steps to manage their stress. One of the most surprisingly effective ways to enhance happiness and decrease stress is through volunteer work — that’s why I promote the idea ...

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Get Out of the Blame Game

Get Out of the Blame Game

If you grew up in a family where an angry “who did it?” was more important that “what did you learn?” when things got broken, disrupted, or misplaced, you may well be almost phobic about accountability. In families where there’s a constant emphasis on meting out justice in the form of blame and punishment, the kids often learn that to ...

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Can You Unfriend a Person Without Demonizing Them?

Can You Unfriend a Person Without Demonizing Them?

Never in my six decades have I been witness to such great divide between people of various socio-political stripes. Even the Vietnam war, with its protests and the slogans spouted by the young about not trusting anyone over 30 and the older set not trusting long-haired hippies, didn’t tear relationships asunder as is the case now. Stanford Law School professor ...

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