33+ Examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking

All-or-nothing thinking is a harmful thought pattern that leads to depression and anxiety. When we think in all-or-nothing terms life becomes rigid. We ignore complexities and we make assumptions. It’s irrational but can feel oh so right in the moment. All-or-Nothing Thinking Examples Certain words are associated with all-or-nothing thinking. If you know what theyContinue reading “33+ Examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking”

Self-Justification and Cognitive Dissonance Explained Using an Episode of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

Self-justification leads us down a destructive path. It keep us from growing and improving. It’s terrible energy, and can lead to harmful behaviors. Simply put, it sucks. Self-justification is easy to define (it’s literally when we justify our actions). But it’s not so easy to spot. So to stop this nasty habit, we need toContinue reading “Self-Justification and Cognitive Dissonance Explained Using an Episode of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina””

Why Thought Shifting Is the Game Changer You Need for Success…and How to Get Started

Thought Shifting Thought shifting is when we identify intrusive, unproductive and/or negative thoughts and replace them with positive, productive thoughts. Note: thought shifting focuses on replacing unproductive thoughts while other techniques (eg: mindfulness) focus on stopping the thought or allowing the thought to float away. Why Thought Shifting Is Key Our thoughts define how weContinue reading “Why Thought Shifting Is the Game Changer You Need for Success…and How to Get Started”

You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.

Control is a very complex and important topic that impacts every area of our lives including: friendships, love relationships, career, mental health and family. However, it’s not really discussed openly or often. This article defines psychological and emotional control, why it’s important and how we may experience it in our lives. Understanding Control Control isContinue reading “You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.”

Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process

Thanksgiving is next week and this year is unlike any other. Many of us have made the difficult decision not to spend the holiday with our family. As someone who has previously spent Thanksgiving without family I can relate to how tough this may be. In this article I show you how to use emotionalContinue reading “Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process”

Uncertainty Sucks. We Need to Manage It Effectively. Here’s Why.

Uncertainty is a certainty in life. Most of us hate it. However, we can learn to manage it in a way that will make it less sucky. In this article I discuss uncertainty, negative impacts of handling it poorly, ways we negatively cope with it, and how to manage it effectively. Uncertainty is unknowingness. MostContinue reading “Uncertainty Sucks. We Need to Manage It Effectively. Here’s Why.”

19 Ways to Effectively Handle Uncertainty So You Can Stop Worrying and Start Living: Pandemic Edition

Thoughts are the most powerful thing we possess. When we change them, we have the ability to change our entire lives.

You’re Not Failing at Mindfulness. 5 Real-Life Examples of Mindfulness to Help You Get Started

Mindfulness is a useful, learned skill that will help anyone who is trying to live their best life. While there are helpful resources available, for the most part, mindfulness is self-taught. It can be confusing, and those who are learning may even think they are doing it wrong and give up. In this article IContinue reading “You’re Not Failing at Mindfulness. 5 Real-Life Examples of Mindfulness to Help You Get Started”

Allow Your Thoughts to Float Like Leaves — How to Practice Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness has become somewhat of a buzzword. However, it’s a very real and very serious concept with amazing benefits. In this article I give a high level overview of mindfulness, what it is, who it’s for and why it’s important. I also share a proven technique that will help you learn and incorporate mindfulness intoContinue reading “Allow Your Thoughts to Float Like Leaves — How to Practice Mindfulness & Meditation”