Change Happens: 5 Strategies to Help You Handle It

Change. Such a relatively small word to be so scary sometimes. The definition of change is “to make or become different.” If you are anything like me then you are currently saying, no thank you, nothing around me needs to make or become different today, thanks anyways. But in reality, things around us are always changing...

Change Happens: 5 Strategies to Help You Handle It2016-06-23T06:00:40+00:00

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+00:00

It’s Not Me It’s You: Dealing with Difficult People

At some point in our lives we have all had to deal with difficult people. That person who makes you want to scream, maybe say some not so nice words, or maybe go retreat into a cave for the rest of the day. You may have one in your workplace or in your family right now. We often feel like there is no good way to interact with this person because no matter what we try, we are left feeling frustrated...

It’s Not Me It’s You: Dealing with Difficult People2016-03-22T14:14:50+00:00

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror

One of the basic tenants of our society is that we take responsibility for our own lives. However, responsibility is one of the hardest things for a lot of people to master. Being responsible for our lives and decisions calls for each of us to be aware of our own faults and shortcomings. In other words, we have to emotionally look at ourselves in the mirror, so to speak, and point out the flaws that we see. This is often hard to do.

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror2016-03-04T12:13:24+00:00

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses

We all have big buts! I’m not talking about the size of your backside. We all use the word “but” to make excuses. We use “but” to explain why we are not able to do things that we want to do. We use “but” as a way to blame others when we do something for which we need to apologize. We use “but” as a way to blame circumstances. Buts are big!

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses2016-03-01T14:45:29+00:00

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts

Rational thinking is not always as easy as it seems. The truth is, we all have distorted thoughts in one way or another. If you don't think you do, guess what? That is one of your distorted thoughts!

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts2016-02-18T12:07:53+00:00

Modifying Beliefs: You Can’t Always Believe What You Think

You cannot always believe what you think. We assume our beliefs are true. Challenge your beliefs with the evidence and see if the hold up. Often, we will find that our beliefs are not based in reality and are causing us to accept things that are not true...

Modifying Beliefs: You Can’t Always Believe What You Think2016-02-11T11:20:02+00:00

It’s Not My Fault! Understanding Locus of Control

Blaming other people or circumstances is something we all do at times. Understanding locus of control can help you take responsibility and improve your life...

It’s Not My Fault! Understanding Locus of Control2016-02-02T10:37:49+00:00

Seven Things to Help You Improve Communication

Problems can arise in relationships when there is a breakdown of any kind in communication. Here are seven tips to improve yours...

Seven Things to Help You Improve Communication2016-01-28T14:07:10+00:00

Searching for Significance – In Pursuit of Approval

We all want to be important. Sometimes, we can feel so unimportant that we spend a lot of time and effort searching for significance in harmful ways. We can confuse being important with other things that can ultimately bring about problems in our lives.

Searching for Significance – In Pursuit of Approval2016-01-27T12:49:10+00:00