Comparative Thinking: Why It’s Important and How it Can Hurt You

For most of us, cognitive thinking has likely become inherent. However, we need to be aware of what it is and how it can harm us. In this article I discuss what comparative thinking is, why it’s helpful, and how we can use it to our advantage. You do it every day, but do youContinue reading “Comparative Thinking: Why It’s Important and How it Can Hurt You”

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.”

Stoicism and the Trichotomy of Control: Why You Need to Know What It Is and How It Changed My Life!

When we actively label what we can, cannot and can somewhat control, we remove a lot of stress and anxiety from our lives. In this article I discuss stoicism, the trichotomy of control, and why you should incorporate it into you life by using examples of how it changed my life. Stoicism and the Trichotomy ofContinue reading “Stoicism and the Trichotomy of Control: Why You Need to Know What It Is and How It Changed My Life!”

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.”

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”

9 Ways to Stay Socially Connected While Physically Distant

Social distancing means we are physically distant. But we should still stay socially connected —they really should have named it physical distancing. Social connection is important now more than ever (read more about that here) and you shouldn’t stop trying to connect because of the current state of things. A few of the social mediaContinue reading “9 Ways to Stay Socially Connected While Physically Distant”