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When Struggling, Shift From Negative to Realistic

When Struggling, Shift From Negative to Realistic

Nowadays, people are really focused on thinking positively. We’re encouraged to practice gratitude, be optimistic, and shift our negative thinking to positive thinking. We are told that if you just think positively, positive things will happen to you. Ignore the...
The Work: How to Question Painful Thoughts

The Work: How to Question Painful Thoughts

One of the most important insights from psychology is that the events and situations in our lives do not directly lead to our emotions and reactions. Instead, the events and situations that happen in our lives are filtered through our thoughts, and these thoughts lead...
5 Steps to Change Your Thoughts

5 Steps to Change Your Thoughts

This post is Part 2 in a 4-part blog series on changing our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. (If you missed the previous post, you can find Part 1 here.) Sometimes we feel bad because we hold on to problematic thoughts or beliefs. We aren’t completely rational, and...
You are Not Your Thoughts

You are Not Your Thoughts

Often we live as if our thoughts are our reality. We act like they are the same thing. In today’s blog post, I want to talk about how identifying too strongly with our thoughts can mess up our lives. Sometimes our thoughts can help us. If we are an athlete, for...
Choose Your Outlook

Choose Your Outlook

Texas is bad at dealing with snow and ice. We simply aren’t prepared for it. It doesn’t snow very often, so I think the attitude is that it isn’t worth investing in a bunch of snowplows and salt that might only be used once or twice a year. So when it snows,...
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