Why Does Change Hurt

I hate change.

I am a comfort junkie. I like the familiar. I like routine. I typically like “predictable”.

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you resist or hate change.

You might be tempted to think it is because of a control issue (and...

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My Death and Resurrection

I was dead.

I didn’t even know it. Okay, sure, I was alive. Like my heart was beating and I was breathing…but I was dead. I was dead to my surroundings, to my desires, to my wants, to my preferences, to my dreams…dead to...

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Are You Coasting?

I can fall into a bad habit.

I put things off. I procrastinate. I coast along every now and then without putting in any effort.

I have dreams and desires, hopes and aspirations. But I put them off.

Why? I honestly have no idea.

But this week,...

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What "They" Don't Want You to Know

This is a crazy time. Absolutely batsh#t crazy. (Pun intended.)

There’s some pretty scary stories out there. It’s hard to know what to believe, who to believe, how to behave, whether to conform, or whether to rebel. How do we discern...

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Don't Keep a Kitten in a Box

Did you know that if you keep a kitten in a box where all the kitten ever sees are horizontal lines, and then you take the kitten out where there are horizontal and vertical lines, the kitten literally can’t perceive the vertical lines? It...

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What Your Stress Management is Missing

I was recently asked what makes what we do so different than anything else out there.

What a great question. I mean, there are hundreds of different approaches to stress management, so what sets us apart?

I had to think about it for a second. I...

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The Right and Wrong Way to Distract Yourself

One of the most common coping mechanisms to deal with stress is distraction. The idea that, “Well this is bothering me so I’m going to do something else.”

(In this case we’re not discussing the other kind of...

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How to Handle Criticism

I like approval. I like when people tell me I do a good job. I like when people tell me that I make a difference. I like when people believe in me, appreciate my actions, and respect my decisions.

I am not a fan of criticism.

I’m guessing...

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Your Quarantine Survival Guide

I came across something that Jeremey Haynes wrote on social media. I think he was trying to motivate people who are stuck at home.

It didn’t really work out that way.

Here’s what he said:

“If you don’t come out of this...

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Stand Up for the Right Thing

Do you ever see some things going on in this world around you and want them to stop? Do you ever feel that you need to take a stand?

Taking a stand can take place on every size and scale of issue, from taking a stand against your own bad habits,...

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