Lauren Zander

Lauren Zander, cofounder and chairwoman, The Handel Group, New York City. Zander is author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life and creator of The Handel Method. She has spent more than 20 years as a life coach for private clients and has appeared in several publications and television shows. HandelGroup.com

Emotional Health

Unhappy? Three Ways to Turn It Around

We all know people who never seem to be happy. Ask how life is and they’ll give a sad little…

Self-Improvement

Facebook — Friend or Foe?

Taking Charge of Facebook in Your Life Facebook, which started as a playground for Ivy League college kids, has now…

Self-Improvement

Making Loudmouths Shut Up!

Surely you’ve been to a dinner party where one of the guests has ideas about, say, politics or the economy…

Difficult People

Dealing with Braggarts

We all have that one friend or relative—the one who “casually” references the big raise he got again and again.…

Difficult People

Dealing with Tardy People

You get to the theater at 8:00 pm on the dot, just like you and your friend planned—but he’s nowhere…

Family

Healing Sibling Relationships

Anyone who grew up with brothers and/or sisters can attest to the sometimes turbulent nature of the sibling relationship. As…

Difficult People

Dealing with Needy People

Needy people come in a variety of guises—old friends, new friends, family and colleagues—with needs that span a wide variety,…

Difficult People

Dealing with Dislikable People

It’s an undeniable truth—we all know people we just don’t like. Of course, some of these “enemies” are people we…

Emotional Health

Stop Negative Thoughts Now

"Negative Nancy" is a slangy term to describe a person who sees life as a bleak, arduous and joyless trek.…

Emotional Health

How to Stop Lying—and Be Happier

How many lies did you tell today? If you say that the answer is zero, you're probably lying...or maybe you're…

Emotional Health

Show Your Fear Who Is Boss

Life Coach Lauren Zander on Taking Control of Fear Fear is running rampant these days. What with wars, the economy,…

Self-Improvement

Dream Up the Life You Wish You Had…And Make It Real

Some people spit out the word dreamer as if it were an insult: "That guy? He's just a dreamer." Wrong!…

Self-Improvement

How Others See You

Zander on What Others Can Tell Us About Ourselves Do you ever wonder how other people in your life perceive…

Self-Improvement

Find Your Best Self in Acting Class

It's Not Only Fun -- It Can Be a Transcendent Experience "Now you are to bark like a dog." Bark…

Family

Fact-Checking Your Family History

If you come from an imperfect family (and who doesn’t?), then life coach Lauren Zander says that you are about…

Relationships

How to Shift the Balance of Power in Your Relationship

In your relationship with your romantic partner, how powerful do you feel? If the answer is “not very,” life coach Lauren…

Self-Improvement

What It Means That You Weigh What You Do

How far from your ideal weight are you? Five pounds away? 15? 40? Your exact answer to that question is…

Emotional Health

Practicing the Art of Acceptance

In life, there are things we can change…and things we cannot. An example of the latter is what’s happening outside,…

Losing Weight

Do You Have a Food Addiction? To Get Over It, Get Honest

Hey you, with your habit of smothering your so-called healthy salad with gobs of the Thousand Island dressing you love…

Sexual Wellness

The Rating System for Better Sex

It’s interesting how so many Americans find it easy to say exactly how they want things—for example, what goes in…