Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

When something bad happens to us, your belief about the causes of the problem influence your mindset and put you into either an optimistic, empowered state or a pessimistic, disempowered one. As you can imagine, this in turn heavily influences the way you act (or fail to act) in response to the problem.

The Depression Cure: 6 Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs

The Depression Cure: 6 Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs

Having tried out all six strategies from the book The Depression Cure, what follows is a brief review of each one along with specific details on how I customized it to meet my own individual needs and how well I believe it worked for me.

5 Common Thinking Traps (and how to recognize them)

5 Common Thinking Traps (and how to recognize them)

There are five common thinking traps that once you have fallen into them can be difficult to navigate your way out of. Unless you can identify the nature of the trap and see it for what it is – a distortion in your thinking – you’ll end up stuck in an endless maze of self-perpetuated negativity and unhappiness.

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

WOAH!!! STOP!!! I looked back from my kayak to see people shouting and waving their arms at the man in the truck.  Furiously backing his trailer down the boat ramp, he was headed straight for the girl scouts in kayaks at the bottom waiting patiently for their turn to be pushed off into the river. [...]

3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues

3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues

Ah, vacation. That magical, carefree time away from the office. An opportunity to relax, unwind, and let the stresses and strains of work melt away. We spend what feels like forever waiting for it to arrive, then in the blink of an eye, it’s gone. Poof. Back to work. Enter the back-to-work blues. A heavy [...]

5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being

5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being

As busy, stressed-out professionals we all want to increase our well-being and feel better. Yet finding time for self-care can be extremely challenging, and even if you can carve out an hour somewhere, where should we be targeting our well-being efforts? Which areas of our lives should we focus our precious time and energy on [...]

If he can do this, what could YOU do?

If he can do this, what could YOU do?

How much of your current situation is truly set in stone? What do you believe about yourself and your ability to make changes? What have others told you that you have accepted as fact? Every day we face challenges with work issues, finances, our health, or from unsupportive family and friends. Or perhaps it's our [...]

High functioning depression: What is it?

High functioning depression: What is it?

You can’t always tell when someone is depressed. Many individuals suffering with depression actually seem pretty happy. They have powerful careers, happy families, active social lives, and seem to have it all pretty well together. Their positive, successful exteriors hide the real truth; that inside they are struggling with a daily battle against fatigue, low [...]