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Have you ever said "I'll never get over this!" or "I'll never forgive them for this!"? We all suffer hurts, disappointments, losses that feel like they will be with us forever. In that painful moment it is easy for us to over-estimate the devastation. Keep reading to learn how to use these moments to your advantage Continue reading
My life changed this week. Completely and irrevocably. My daughter had a baby girl and I became a GRANDMA! Boy is that word loaded or what? Just say it out loud one time. It can't help but conjure up images and expectations. Do you respond with images of old ladies in rocking chairs? Continue reading
Today, we are focusing on our tendency look for someone - ANYONE - who can be our rescuer. This irrational thought generally sounds something like "If only I had a husband/wife/mentor, then my life wouldn't suck!" Or, "Once I meet the right person everything will be perfect!" Or "I'm just not ready to handle the world on my own yet. I'd rather stay home with my parents." The problem is that no one else can be responsible our happiness. And, expecting anyone to fill this role leaves us feeling helpless, powerless, and small. Let's take a look at the rational alternative to these limiting, restrictive thoughts. Continue reading
Today, we are focusing on our tendency to avoid/ignore unpleasant things in our life. Admit it. Sometimes you play ostrich and just stick your head in the sand rather than face up to that difficult situation you've been dreading. We all do it. And we all know that it doesn't really help. Avoidance and procrastination can really undermine a happy, healthy life. So let's just deal with it! Continue reading
Okay. Let's face it. The world can be a dangerous place. But do you know the difference between obsessive worry and productive planning? Read on to find out how to handle worrisome situations without making yourself crazy Continue reading

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