3 Sneaky Psychological Ideas | Boost Your Winter Mood

There is nothing more exciting than the first snow fall of the season.  Especially in the North East where summer temps reach over 100 degrees with very high humidity, the first chill in the air is a welcome occurrence. In November and December we have the Holidays to look forward to. Families gather together, and [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:32:39+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools|0 Comments

Porcupines Teach Us Balance in Relationships

Porcupines Teach Us Balance in Relationships Aren’t porcupines cute? What is it that we can learn from them? One of the things that porcupines can alert us to is that relationships are a complicated balancing act between closeness and distance. And it doesn't matter if we mean a love relationship, or a close friendship. Each must [...]

By |2017-10-16T17:34:52+00:00February 16th, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Life, Relationships|4 Comments

Truth / Reveal Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Truth / Reveal Yourself on Valentine's Day Questions, Questions Questions Have you ever wondered just how well you know the people in your life, and just how well they know you? Emotional intimacy is about letting down the walls and letting ourselves be known. And letting ourselves be known is about the ability to share [...]

By |2017-10-16T17:16:59+00:00February 9th, 2015|Emotions, Marriage / Divorce, Personal Life, Relationships|0 Comments

The Change You Hope to Produce Personally

The Change You Hope to Produce Personally There are times in life when we want a different outcome. However, we keep plodding along doing the same thing over and over again – like the movie Groundhog Day - we wake up to the same routine.  Yet, while doing the same things, we wish and hope [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:32:45+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Life|0 Comments

How to Trick Your Brain Into Accomplishing Anything

How to Trick Your Brain Into Accomplishing Anything Change is hard. Psychologically, we are hardwired to resist change. We are comfortable in the familiar, even if we know that it is not good for us. Bad boss, unhealthy eating habits, emotionally draining relationship - it doesn't even matter if we know the "change" we need [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:32:51+00:00January 12th, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Life|7 Comments

Deal With Family Holiday Stress In Unique Ways

To Grandmother's House Deal With Family Holiday Stress In Unique Ways Family Holidays are wonderful. It fills us with warmth and love and reminds us of tradition. We look forward to being together with our loved ones and experiencing the joy of the season. Ok, having said all that, there can also be some family [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:32:59+00:00December 15th, 2014|Emotions, Family, Life Tools, Relationships|12 Comments

The Most Wonderful Season of All – Grief and the Holidays

The Most Wonderful Season of All - Grief and the Holidays The holiday season is a festive season filled with family joy, right? There are holiday decorations, holiday songs, gifts  and so much food. With everyone referring to "the most wonderful time of the year," how can you not feel pressure to be joyous when [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:33:01+00:00December 8th, 2014|Emotions, Family|12 Comments

Furious and Fuming | What Really Makes You Angry

Furious and Fuming | What Really Makes You Angry In our previous blog, we looked at your relationship with anger and different ways you may get angry. And while we touched on the physiological flight or fight response to anger in that blog, let's see if we can dig deeper into the biology of anger and what really [...]

By |2016-10-18T00:33:05+00:00November 24th, 2014|Emotions|23 Comments

Furious and Fuming | Your Relationship with Anger

Furious and Fuming | Your Relationship with Anger Have you ever been really angry? The answer is probably yes - we all get angry. Anger is a normal human emotion that we all experience. The classic definition of anger is a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because you see something as wrong. The [...]

By |2017-10-16T17:45:26+00:00November 17th, 2014|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Life, Relationships|25 Comments

Putting on Your Big Girl Panties

Putting on Your Big Girl Panties Next week is a scary week for me. I have committed to three projects that take me way outside my comfort zone. All three of them are paralyzingly frightening.  I am really going to have to “psych” myself up for them. So, what scares you? Giving a speech? Socializing [...]

By |2017-10-16T17:32:49+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Emotions, Life Tools|36 Comments