Marcia Sirota is an author, speaker, coach and psychiatrist. She's the founder of the Ruthless Compassion Institute, whose mandate is to help people have better relationships, be happier and create good habits.
When faced with mediocre grades and the stress of the expectations associated with higher education, these kids are primed for a breakdown
Being abused as a child convinces them that they're "bad" and they deserve the same mistreatment in their adult relationships.
05/18/2018 11:01 EDT
Some people are defying the stereotype and choosing to be in loving, long-term relationships without the benefits of cohabiting.
04/23/2018 14:01 EDT
If you recognize someone like this at your workplace, you might be better off looking for a job somewhere else.
03/19/2018 11:10 EDT
And when they do connect with others, the relationships they form aren't always constructive ones.
03/09/2018 15:56 EST
Sarah Silverman chose to show compassion to an online bully, but the rest of us should proceed with caution.
02/26/2018 16:38 EST
I felt so sad for youngsters who missing out on the fun and fulfillment of human connection because their priority is to focus on their phones.
02/12/2018 10:16 EST
When athletes make it brutally clear how ashamed they are of their current administration, it shows the world how much they love their country.
02/09/2018 16:42 EST
This tendency to compare ourselves negatively can have a major impact on our self-esteem when holidays come around
02/05/2018 09:17 EST
For the longest time, we've mainly given perpetrators the benefit of the doubt. That needs to change going forward.
02/01/2018 13:41 EST
Either everyone is fully clothed, or Bruno Mars performs wearing only his tighty-whities while Cardi B dances around him in her tiny shorts.
01/30/2018 09:35 EST
We can keep our New Year's resolutions if we shift from "shoulds" to wants, and we can access our will-power when we understand how it can be used.
01/11/2018 09:03 EST
I've heard so many extremely disappointing stories from my patients that I'm no longer surprised about companies with no will to act on claims.
11/13/2017 16:11 EST
Over-parenting doesn't make for more successful kids, it leads to children who grow up unable to function at their best.
10/30/2017 16:11 EDT
I'm convinced that it's taken this long for the truth to emerge because of the numerous enablers around him.
10/18/2017 11:44 EDT
We live in a culture of misogyny — and until things start to change, men like Mr. Weinstein will continue to have carte blanche over women's bodies.
10/12/2017 17:11 EDT
More and more young people are entering the marketplace ill-equipped to function optimally at their jobs.
10/10/2017 16:13 EDT
Well-intentioned but deeply detrimental parenting is leaving our young people incapable of functioning.
09/28/2017 13:45 EDT
It's distressing to see this destructive trend of bubble-wrapping our kids now extending into government agencies.
09/20/2017 11:01 EDT
If you're a parent who finds yourself guilty of over-protecting your kids and doing too much for them, you can start repairing the situation right now.
08/15/2017 12:42 EDT
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