The Gifts Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a gift you give to yourself. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being scared, nor is it admitting defeat. In fact, knowing and accepting your vulnerability is actually insight into your strengths. Why? Because you can get really good at...

What Pushes Your Buttons? How To Manage Your Insecurity

During my years in elementary school and well into junior high, while the other kids were in gym class or at lunch, I had to go home. I had a neurological problem that made it dangerous for me to be too physically active or get too hot, and so my mom picked me up in...

How To Build Self-Acceptance When You’re Fighting Depression

What does depression feel like? Andrew Solomon, a journalist and author who has suffered with severe depression wrote, “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” The self you’ve known yourself to be has either vanished...

How to Learn Emotional Self-Control and Healthy Communication

There’s a simple mantra out there that can really help with self-control. Especially emotional self-control. It’s, “Respond not react.” Sounds easy, right? It’s not. Learning how to control your reactions to what’s being said or...

Understanding And Overcoming Procrastination

“Hey, did you get that paper done?” “No, I didn’t finish yet…” “Did you remember to call the doctor?” “Yeah, but I couldn’t find the number…” These are conversations we have every day. Sometimes...

A Surprising Way To Help Your New Years Resolution Stick

It’s the time of year when people are talking about New Year’s resolutions. We search with renewed energy for the determination to change behaviors that make us unhappy. And maybe you are successful; maybe this is the year that you’ll maintain that...