Skills for Thriving in Modern Life

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December 26, 2017

Have you ever noticed that if you are in a foul mood, you tend to feel tired, perhaps even in pain? This is because your thoughts, emotions, body, and behavior are all interconnected. Your thoughts cause your emotions, which are then felt in your body, and all this affects your behavior. If one of them is negatively impacted, they will all be neg...

December 16, 2017

Why is it that certain things trigger us?

Each of us has hot buttons—situations or events or even words to which we react strongly, or even overreact. One second, we feel calm and at peace. The next, we are flooded with emotions, angry, and spinning out of control.

Often, we feel ourselves behaving in a way that is irrational. We cannot pinpoint ex...

December 13, 2017

There is a reason the teenage years are so dreaded. Teenagers are facing emotional, physical, social, hormonal, and intellectual changes at a time when they are also being introduced to alcohol, sex, drugs, body consciousness, and academic and peer pressures.  Consider, too, the criticism, gossip, and public humiliation that can now unfold on soc...

December 6, 2017

Have you ever thought about how much power the words you say have on your behavior?

I like to use this small example …

Imagine that you say that you are clumsy and uncoordinated. Will you be inclined to jump on the dance floor? Will you join your best friend and take yoga or boxing classes? Probably not. After all, you are clumsy and uncoordinated,...

December 2, 2017

We have all experienced that feeling of knowing something is wrong but having no rational reason for feeling that way. Think back to a time when warning bells went off in your head, but nothing was visibly amiss. A lover, a job, a decision, or a friendship felt wrong. Everything looked fine on paper, but a nagging feeling persisted in your gut th...

December 2, 2017

Throughout the plant and animal kingdom there is wisdom beyond conscious thought that allows all species to achieve their maximum potential.

Gut feeling, inner voice, intuition: Whatever you choose to call it, we have all experienced it. At times, our bodies tell us what is right (or wrong) for us, without our brains fully understanding why.

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