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Michael’s Psychology Today blog, Enlightened Living

Michael has been writing for Psychology Today since 2008. His award-winning blog, Enlightened Living: Meaning and mindfulness in everyday life, has been selected as an Editor’s Choice Essential Read and is consistently included as a Featured Selection in the Editor’s Hot List Collections.

  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017: Self-Sabotaging Emotional Intelligence
    When looking for the negative becomes married to poor self-perception or negative self-talk, it creates a cascade of emotions, dragging us down a rabbit hole of our own making.
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017: The Yoga of Relationship
    Conscious relationship is not something we engage in by default. More often than not, we fall into—and accept—relationships of convenience.
  • Sat, 01 Apr 2017: Transforming Toxic Relationships
    Recognizing a toxic relationship can sometimes prove to be a bit elusive. That is in large measure because of what we bring to the table in terms of our own inner narrative.
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016: What’s Really Behind the Curtain?
    So, what happens when our social assumptions and expectations are misplaced? More to the point, what happens when we figure that out? We discover things aren't quite as they seem.
  • Sun, 31 Jul 2016: Leveling Up Your Emotional Intelligence
    One of the hall marks of emotional intelligence is responding, rather than reacting. An even more subtle and nuanced aspect of emotional intelligence is reflecting.