Kate goes to Fat Camp

I’ve been loving the NBC-TV television hit This is Us for many reasons, including its honest and empathetic portrait of one of the central characters in the show who happens to be obese. But let me be clear that this is not a column on This is Us. It’s a column about...

Alternative Facts Aren’t Limited to Politics

A few days ago, on national television, political pollster and presidential counsel Kellyanne Conway uttered a phrase destined to become an instant classic: alternative facts. Though Ms. Conway probably wishes she hadn’t chosen those exact words, the truth is that she...

The 7 Biggest Self-Help Myths.

Before we start, let’s getting something straight. I love self-help as much as you do. I wouldn’t have a career if I didn’t believe in self-help. I am the original Mr. “you are the master of your own fate”. And I’m a teacher by nature and profession (all writers are),...