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How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Anxiety is About Fear  In the first two posts, I talked about two big ideas when thinking about anxiety. First, anxiety is about fear. Our...
It’s Okay to Be Sad

It’s Okay to Be Sad

The other day, I was aware of feeling really sad. Nothing terrible happened—some of my issues were getting triggered and I was dealing with that. I knew I wouldn’t feel that way forever, but for the day, I was feeling pretty down. I attended a group discussion that...
The Bad in the Good

The Bad in the Good

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. Often we have a clear division in our mind about what is good vs. what is bad, usually rooted in our family or cultural upbringing. For example, making more money is good; making less money is bad. Being...
Mentors and the Trick to Success

Mentors and the Trick to Success

Sometimes when we are working on a project, there is a trick to success that makes the task WAY easier. But unless you have been shown the trick, you don’t know it. You might be doing things the hard way, making your life much more difficult than it has to be. This...
The 10-Minute Rule

The 10-Minute Rule

I have a guideline for my graduate students that I have found helpful to implement in my own life as well. It’s called the 10-minute rule. The rule says that if you are working on a project, and you get stuck, you should spend about 10 minutes trying to figure out how...
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

The other day as I was flying back to Dallas, the flight attendant went through her normal announcement about what to do in the case of emergency. I usually tune this presentation out, but for some reason that day I kept listening. The flight attendant got to the...
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