Dr. Rob: Tommy York Gifting Rob a Treasured Detroit Memory

Last week I posted a piece with questions to ask ourselves about our friendships  http://robpasick.com/some-questions-about-friendship/.  The posting proved quite popular.  It sparked the interest of Lisa Barry, local host of All Things Considered, 89.1 WEMU, who did an interview with me for her show on WEMU in Ypsilanti.  The interview, “Social Media Creating ‘Faux Friendships’ […]

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Some Questions About Friendship

  Friendships are vital to health and happiness.  Having friends can help reduce stress and contribute to health and well being.  Without close friends, we battle loneliness and feel disconnected from the past.  We often pine for the sense of connectedness we had as kids. Given the excessive demands of work and family, we often […]

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Dr. Rob: Tom Meloche on Ceremony & Change

Recently Tom Meloche launched his latest book, Ceremony—A Profound New Method to Achieve Successful and Sustainable Change at Leaders Connect in Ann Arbor, MI. Tom was a co-founder of a local business that many of you have probably heard of, Menlo Innovations.  It is a company featured in the book, Joy, Inc.:  How We Built […]

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What Every Man Needs to Know

  As a father and as a psychologist who’s worked with fathers for over 40 years, here’s some advice for fathers: Give up the macho stuff Realize you’re best nurturing your kids, not competing with them Spend one-on-one time with each of your children Tell them your stories, not just the heroic ones, but the […]

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Dr. Rob: Monica Worline & Jane Dutton ~ Awakening Compassion

  A few weeks ago at the Leaders Connect Breakfast, I was honored to have Jane Dutton and Monica Worline present on their new book, Awakening Compassion at Work.  (The full video of this presentation is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/W8xtdrZhf2E.)   On their website http://awakeningcompassionatwork.com/100-days-of-awakening-compassion/, the authors present a beautiful plan for implementing the […]

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Dr. Rob: Ken Fischer ~ Impresario, Mentor & Mensch

After an illustrious 30 year career as the head of the University of Michigan Musical Society, Ken Fischer is retiring. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Fischer at Leaders Connect. Thanks to Roger Rayle, the entire interview is available on YouTube https://youtu.be/Zw6AESK5bcs You can also read Ken’s article at Mlive.com. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/05/ums_ken_fischer_leaves_everybo.html Ken, who […]

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