When did you get used to settling?

Who here has settled for something? Your job? Been taken advantage of when you bought a car? Your husband or wife? The word "settle" is a totally loaded term in our culture. For example, how many women have friends who say, "Don't settle! It's better to be alone than to be unhappy with someone." We accept that as true...but ...

What’s the best thing you learned from your parents?

One of my students asked this amazing question, and I loved it so much that I want to share it with the entire IWT community. She asked my group of top-performing IWT readers -- members of Ramit’s Brain Trust -- what we’d learned from our parents and what we’re GRATEFUL for. I included my response below. I’...

The #1 most requested topic on IWT

I decided to take a last-minute ski trip this weekend. Here’s a quick email I sent to my friends: Last-minute ski trip So you won’t hear from me for the rest of the week. Which might be a good thing, because next week, we’re launching into something totally new. In fact, it’s the #1-MOST REQUESTED TOPIC ...

What are the BEST examples of guilt trips you’ve ever seen?

Hi from your Surrogate Asian Father. As you know, if there’s one thing I understand, it’s guilt. See, I was raised by the best. (And if you’re Asian, Indian, Jewish, or basically if you have any ethnic parents or relatives, you know what I mean.) Even if you don’t, we ALL know what guilt feels like. ...

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New mini-class: How to stop feeling guilty

I’m throwing a free mini-class on how to stop feeling guilty. And I’m doing it for a reason: The amount of emails I get from IWT readers who feel guilty is staggering. Like... “My parents want me to be a doctor, but I hate pre-med...” “Nothing I do makes my husband happy...” “I tried everything...yo-yo dieting, the ...

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Dealing with anxiety: How to stop feeling overwhelmed

Are you guys tired of people blowing smoke up our generation’s asses and not telling us the truth? LIE #1: Parents telling their kids that they can be anything they want (even kids who never built the discipline to finish their homework) LIE #2: TV “experts” -- and even the government! -- telling us that buying a house is ...