Skills for Thriving in Modern Life

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January 31, 2018

From time to time, I re-read some of my favorite books. I always find that on the second go-round, I catch a few things I didn’t catch the first time around. This weekend, I started to read Mindset by Carol Dweck again, and on pages four and five, I read something that blew me away. 

Alfred Binet, the inventor of the first...

January 26, 2018

Most parents have big conversations with their teenagers. They have “the talk” about the birds and the bees. They have “the talk” about drinking and driving. They have “the talk” about drugs.

In between these big talks, weeks can go by with no real conversation at all. When they are at home, which is rare, teens give monosyllabic answers to direct...

January 16, 2018

We all walk through life with beliefs that determine how we act.
On a grand scale, a person might believe that love is reserved for fairy tales, so he settles for less-than-great relationships. After all, that’s the best he can hope for (or so he thinks). Because he has never had a great relationship, his belief becomes more and more solidified...

Where can you find your own personal “flow”? Answer that question, and you will have a powerful resilience tool at your disposal.

The term “flow” was coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and defined as “the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involveme...

By now, you likely know that most New Year’s Resolutions don’t last more than a few weeks. But here’s one that you will want to keep, and that will markedly change your life

This year, pay attention to how you feel. 

That’s it.

Simply take the time to notice the emotions you feel as you go through your day. 

You see, from the time we are yo...

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