Will I Be Happier if I Help Others or Help Myself? I’m Confused!

I hear messages about how important it is to take care of myself, and I hear messages that true happiness comes when I focus on helping others. If you’re like me, maybe you find these conflicting [...]

Do You Hate Asking for Help? Here are some reasons to change

Do you hate asking for help? Today I was thinking about two very dear friends in my life. One has a much easier time asking for help compared to the other.  I get it. I don’t like to bother [...]

Does It Feel Like Things Never Go Your Way? Look for the Small Miracles

How often do we think things like, Why does this always happen to me? Why do things never go my way? This is normal and automatic. It’s easy to notice when things don’t go the way we want. But [...]

Another Failed Experiment! It’s when things don’t work that we learn the most

Do we learn more when things go as expected or when they don’t? When I was a scientist working in the lab, I would commonly spend my days setting up experiments. The goal was to develop assays [...]

Want More Self-Confidence? Start with a Little Self-Compassion

Sheryl and her husband Dave were on a family vacation in Mexico. When Dave didn’t show up for dinner with friends, Sheryl rushed to the hotel’s fitness center to find him. To her horror, she [...]

Then I Heard a Loud CRUNCH! – What if mistakes are lessons in disguise?

Do you ever get mad at yourself for making a mistake? I was slowly backing out of the parking spot when I heard my husband yell something from the passenger seat. Too late! A moment later, I [...]

I Wanted to Get Up & Walk Out – Can we respectfully agree to disagree?

Have you ever known someone who couldn’t agree to disagree? I was having lunch with a new friend. We were having a great conversation about our similar values and goals. Then she brought up [...]

I Cried Every Time He Held Me – Changing Life to Align with Our Priorities

When my dad was growing up, almost everyone in his family was a truck driver; his brothers, his dad, his uncle, and cousin. So naturally, that’s what he wanted to be when he grew up. When he was [...]