Give yourself the Gift of Forgiveness

If you’ve been alive for any significant amount of time, it’s likely that someone has hurt you. Some of us have been hurt physically, and we have the scars to prove it; others of us may not show physical signs of pain, but instead possess deeper, emotional wounds. Perhaps a colleague took credit for your … Read more

When Bad Overpowers Good

Shauna and Nathan had a blast on their date, but then one small misunderstanding at the end of the evening seemed to ruin the entire experience. In fact, the next day, Shauna called the whole thing a bust! How can one negative experience dominate an entire night of positive experiences? Why does bad overpower good? … Read more

Future Thinking

Humans are the only species on Earth to…

Humans are the only species on Earth to _____ fill in the blank. We’ll get to that in a sec! First, a little bit on Fear vs. Anxiety. Fear has a purpose: Self-preservation. When there is real, objective danger staring you in the face, fear is what kicks you into the famous “flight-or-fight” mode. This … Read more

When did you last smell the roses?

Are you guilty of eating lunch while checking emails, grading papers while watching TV, chatting on IM while completing a work or school project? When we multi-task, we miss the moments that we should savor.  This often leaves us feeling overworked, overstressed, and it ultimately prevents us from being able to acknowledge and understand how … Read more

5 Tips to Beat the Boredom Blues

Do you sometimes feel like your life has fallen into an endless pattern of: wake up, eat breakfast, go to work or school, come home, watch TV, go to sleep, rinse and repeat? While at your desk, does you your mind wander away from you, fantasizing of a hobby or activity that could put an … Read more