How to Take a Compliment

When I was 16, I read an article saying anyone could have a lot of friends by giving out compliments – like saying how much you like someone’s shirt or hairstyle. At the time, I wanted more friends, so I tried it. I can’t remember if it worked or not. Since I was really only doing it for selfish reasons, it felt fake and…

Can You Recognize Fear When You See it? 

On Tuesday, I went out for my afternoon run. I was still warming up, only about 100 feet from my house, when a neighborhood dog began running in my direction. The dog’s owner yelled for the dog to come back, to no avail. I stopped in my tracks. Within seconds, the dog was right in…