Are you good at following instructions? Or do you ignore what your emotions are telling you?

I never knew that my emotions were trying to tell me something! Especially my negative emotions. I just thought they were meant to make me feel bad. But Positive Psychology has taught me that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]