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Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Most of us try to avoid or escape from our problems. I’m guilty of this as much as anyone. In my relationship with my wife, for example, I don’t like it when we’re having an argument. I want to keep the peace. In my work, I get frustrated when I’m facing a difficult...
Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

I want to talk to you today about the importance of identifying and honoring the “hidden want.” Visible Wants Often in our lives, we have a want or goal we are working toward. This want is visible. It’s out there in the open. We get up in the morning...
Is Deconstruction a Bad Thing?

Is Deconstruction a Bad Thing?

The other day, Joshua Harris made two important announcements via social media. First, he was getting a divorce. Second, he didn’t think he was a Christian anymore. I Kissed Dating Goodbye If you didn’t grow up in an Evangelical Christian church in the 90s, you may...
How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with perfectionism. I still remember when I was in 3rdgrade, I got one question wrong on my spelling test. I couldn’t deal with it. For some reason, getting 19/20 was so painful and humiliating. I started to cry, and had...
The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

One of the first things I learned in my introduction to psychology class in college was the Yerkes-Dodson Law. The Yerkes-Dodson Law has to do with the relationship between arousal and performance. The relationship looked like an upside-down U-shaped curve. Higher...
Take a Break

Take a Break

I want to talk to you today about a simple intervention that can save you a ton of headaches and increase your productivity and happiness: Take a break. Anger and Frustration Sometimes my work can be frustrating. I spend a lot of my time writing, and it can be...
Find the Problem You Can Solve

Find the Problem You Can Solve

Most people shy away from problems. They don’t like them, so they try to avoid them. This is natural—we all have a tendency to avoid pain and discomfort when possible. However, if you want to be successful in life, you have to counteract this natural tendency to avoid...
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...
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