Tips for a Great Vacation!

We all know that in theory vacations are suppose to be fun and relaxing. Yet in practice, they can often also be stressful. The biggest factor that determines our experience in these situations [...]

It’s not fair! Why do I have to be the one to change?

Have you ever had to hit your brakes or swerve to avoid another car? Maybe you had the right-of-way at an intersection but the other vehicle didn’t yield like they were suppose to. In these [...]

We Were Stuck on the Plane but Not Going Anywhere = Rich Material

Does your day provide opportunities for you to practice staying positive? I call this “Rich Material.” I was in my seat, waiting for the plane to depart. There was some commotion at the back of [...]

It Felt Like an Attack! I Needed to Carefully Choose My Response

Have you ever had a coworker or a family member snap at you and it felt like you were being attacked? What was your reaction? If you’re like most people, you probably got upset. It’s easy to say [...]

My Heart Was Pounding! Who Was Going to Jump Off the Cliff? Practicing Pausing & Noticing

Imagine you’re at the scene in Marvel’s Endgame where Hawkeye and the Black Widow realize that one of them has to sacrifice themselves by jumping off the cliff in Vomir to get the [...]

I Didn’t Like Being Wrong. Name It to Tame It!

I have an embarrassing confession to make. Even though I’m in my 50s, I still have moments when I get my right and left mixed up. Just today I was driving to a meeting when my daughter who [...]

This Driver Is Making Me Late and Frustrated! Is He My Teacher??

The other day I was making the hour drive from my hometown into the big city of Madison, WI. Most of it is a four-lane state highway so I can cruise right along. But this day there was road [...]