The Fascinating and Scary Internal Force that Convinces Us Our Actions & Beliefs Are Right: Self-Justification

Have you ever heard these quotes from the late President Nixon? ”I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.” Or, “I’m not a crook.” It may seem like a common [...]

They Had No Right to Be Upset with Me! And they weren’t

DARN! My paperwork for the project was due yesterday. I had been busy with other stuff and had never finished it. Now, here was an email from the team leader asking me when I was going to submit [...]

Happy 2020! Here are a few ideas to make it your best year yet

Happy New Year! This time of year brings a mixture of emotions for me. Sadness that the holidays and festivities are over. Sadness that there are still many long, dark, cold days left in winter. [...]

She Pulled the Cotton Off of My Santa! How we react when we’re hurt

The whole class had been working hard on creating their paper Santas. I loved art and so I was trying to make the best Santa possible. The cotton balls had to be pulled apart and glued on just [...]

Santa Needed a Little Help – Savoring Fun Holiday Memories

It wasn’t fair! Each Christmas morning I would find wonderful presents under the tree for me, but Santa never brought anything for my mom and dad. I was a little disappointed in Santa, to [...]

Why Our Brains Are Like Puppies – They both need taming & training

Back in July, I told you about our new puppy, Tyson.  If you’ve ever had a puppy, you know how fun and lovable they can be . . . and how much trouble they can get into!! There’ve been [...]

Want Less Stress? Don’t Keep Your Hand on Life’s Hot Stove

Last week I was excited to share Shirzad Chamine’s concept of our Saboteurs; those negative voices in our head that get in the way of our happiness and success. This week, I would like to [...]