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Silence: When Is It Good and When Is It Unproductive?

I was in an important meeting a few days ago with a business associate. Our relationship has been strained, so we are using a psychologist to facilitate our talks to resolve a disagreement, and she was in the meeting, too. The day after the meeting, the facilitator emailed us her summation of it. I was
  • 29 May, 2014
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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A Wonderful Surprise

I’ve recently been on a book tour, doing interviews about my new book, Your Mind Is What Your Brain Does for a Living, and as a by-product of the publicity, I received this email: “Hi Steve! If your mother is Leah, then I am your cousin. My grandmother was Ann, your mom’s sister. I’d love
  • 16 Apr, 2014
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Why Do We Make It Personal?

I’ve fathered five children in this lifetime. I have two daughters from my nine-year first marriage, and a daughter and son from my 27-year second marriage. My third and oldest marriage, with my business partner, is still going after 43 years, and our child is Westwood Financial Corporation, a real estate company with over 100
  • 9 Apr, 2014
  • Posted by Skye Wentworth
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Getting the Most Out of Life in a Digital World

A TV commercial is currently playing in which the camera moves in on a handsome man lying on a chaise lounge at a resort pool. He glances at a teenage girl with her back to him, dangling her feet in the water. We see the teen picking up her cell phone and pressing keys. The
  • 2 Apr, 2014
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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Shedding Toxic Relationships

In my most recent therapy session, I was working through painful problems in a close friendship. The breakdown in the relationship as to do with money. I’ve found that an abundance of money can be both a blessing and a curse—in that there seems to be a culture with some people I’m close to that
  • 17 Oct, 2013
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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