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3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
Make More Decisions

Make More Decisions

I was reading a book the other day, and the author made an interesting point about personal power and decision-making. Basically, the author connected personal power to making more decisions. Every day, every moment, we have the power to make decisions about (1) what...
The Problem with Anticipating Pain

The Problem with Anticipating Pain

I’ve been getting in a bad habit of anticipating pain. Here’s what I mean: Let’s say I’m entering a situation that is uncertain, or has the possibility for pain. I’m focusing on the possibility of pain at some point in the future, and it’s making me feel crappy in the...
The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

One of my favorite books is “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. In the book, Nouwen discusses the parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), and he also walks the reader through his reflections on the painting, “The Return of the...
Ski for the Spaces

Ski for the Spaces

A competitive skier was doing an interview about how he navigated skiing through the trees. Skiing through the trees can be very dangerous. In fact, one of the most common ways that people die when skiing is by hitting a tree. But this guy actually skies into the...
6 Steps to Transform Your Life

6 Steps to Transform Your Life

One of the things I’m most passionate about in life is transformation. I love to see people tackle their problems and make huge changes in their life. That’s why I became a psychologist in the first place. I love to help people reach their goals, whether it is a...
Discipline is Contagious

Discipline is Contagious

I remember awhile back, I was feeling undisciplined. It was a Monday, and I was working from home. I was lying on the couch, checking Facebook, Instagram, and ESPN on my iPhone. Before I realized it, an hour had gone by. I couldn’t believe it. An hour had...
Don’t Get Distracted by Technology

Don’t Get Distracted by Technology

Technology is amazing, isn’t it? I love my iPhone. In less than 10 minutes, I found directions, connected with a friend, checked out my Crossfit workout of the day, and bought a book on Amazon. I video chatted with a former professor who was living in South Africa via...
The New Year and Focusing on One Thing

The New Year and Focusing on One Thing

I heard a talk about the New Year by Andy Stanley that made a big impact on me. His talk was about the importance of focusing on one thing this coming year, and having the resolve to stick with it no matter what opposition comes our way. Excited to Start the New Year...