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.

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. [...]

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 [...]