How to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

Self-compassion or self-love may be a foreign concept for some people. This is especially true for those who were raised in abusive or unloving homes, where compassion was non-existent. A construct drawn from Buddhist psychology, self-compassion refers to a way of...

Anger: A Misunderstood Feeling

The past several months, we have been exploring the feeling of curiosity (interest-excitement). For an overview of how feelings work, please see the July 2016 Newsletter. If curiosity, or interest, is the most under-appreciated feeling, anger may be the most...

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks. A flood of new research offers explanations for...

The Truth About Becoming More Confident

I was recording an interview with a dear client recently for the launch of The Career Toolkit. The topic was confidence. We were talking about her 26-year career journey and how confidence has impacted her throughout – both negatively and positively. It was a juicy...

How to Make Your Relationships More Resilient

“Few people are mind readers. Let them know they matter.” — Dr. Christopher Peterson Developing high-quality relationships is critical to a happy, healthy, and resilient life. High-quality relationships provide four key benefits (and have been positively associated...