Tag: Interpersonal & Relationships

Paradox and Trades – Some thoughts on the Atlantic’s Interview with Stephanie Coontz

This article was originally published on a prior version of my blog. This is fairly thought provoking interview with Stephanie Coontz on gender roles in work and marriage and the progress of feminism. What struck me most however was the ideas she discusses 1/2 way through the article, on paradoxes and trades: “The same things that could be really helpful in constructing and sustaining a … Read More Paradox and Trades – Some thoughts on the Atlantic’s Interview with Stephanie Coontz

Stating the Problem

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. – Bertrand Russell This is one of the key benefits to using a coach, counselor, or having a friend or mentor that is skilled in these kinds of conversations. Often when we try to approach a problem in our lives, particularly if we are too close … Read More Stating the Problem

Looking at Others

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung  This idea, which has become fairly common, isn’t meant to let others off the hook when they harm us, but rather in exploring what creates that irritation we can create a greater mastery of our own lives, our thoughts and feelings. At work I once had a superior … Read More Looking at Others