Paul Schoenfeld

How to maintain your life’s balance amid change

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld shares some techniques for working toward a sense of stability.

Celebrate the courage of sexual harassment victims who speak up

Taking advantage of others is a human flaw, but so is silence, which maintains an evil status quo.

Our later years leaves us too much time for drinking

After retirement, happy hours may start earlier and last longer.

Turn on the lights: How to fight SAD symptoms this winter

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld lists ways to curb Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms when it’s dark out.

Self-esteem is important, and it’s not the same as net worth

Having it all doesn’t necessarily bring happiness. Self-worth is the most important kind of wealth.

Workplace challenges: Getting along with difficult co-workers

Are you having trouble with a teammate? Paul Schoenfeld has some advice for working well together.

How to cope with tragedies — even distant ones

How to cope with tragedies — even distant ones

Writes Dr. Paul Schoenfeld: Talk about your feelings and acknowledge your fears.

How to cope with tragedies — even distant ones

Don’t wait for a natural disaster to reach out to others

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld shares his thoughts on gratitude, resilience and building community.

Now is the time to assess your student’s back-to-school plan

Take a good look at how your kids are managing their new routine, class, teacher(s) and homework.

This father’s reflections on the joys and fears of parenthood

I loved having children. It’s been one of the high points of my life. I remember when they were babies. I would hold them close,… Continue reading

Family members pursue path to serenity at Al-Anon

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Al-Anon meeting with a family member. Alcoholism and substance abuse are equal opportunity diseases… Continue reading

Tips to have a smoother transition into the new school year

I can’t believe it! The long, warm days of summer are coming to an end. And what a summer it has been! Aside from some… Continue reading

Grandparenting 101: Tips for when and when not to help parent

Last week, my daughter arrived in Seattle with her husband and her 6-month-old daughter in tow. They are spending two weeks with us, camped out… Continue reading

Want to effect change? Building a better world starts with us

I sat at a coffee shop in Lisbon enjoying a sunny morning in Portugal, toward the end of a lovely trip with my wife last… Continue reading

Small deeds done with love can help couples bridge divide

Not long ago, a colleague, Bill, shared with me his sense of loneliness in his marriage. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for… Continue reading

This is the truth: We are all more similar than different

It’s been a beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest. The days are long, warm and almost every afternoon has been sun-kissed. After work, while the… Continue reading

Be present with your children when spending time with them

When my daughters were little, I had two important realizations that changed the course of my parental life. I realized that their childhood was going… Continue reading

Meditations on mortality: How to live your life with intention

On a recent air trip, the plane lurched, suddenly lost altitude and shook violently. Many passengers screamed. The pilot told anyone standing to drop to… Continue reading

Kids deserve some summertime freedom — but set limits

Recently, a mom asked me if it was important for her 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, to spend part of her summer vacation doing some sort of… Continue reading

Don’t let summer vacations wear you out

School is out, the birds are singing and the days are longer. It’s that time of year again. It’s the season for that time-honored tradition:… Continue reading