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Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

When you are trying to make a change in your life, the key is to engage in consistent effort for a long period of time. Most change efforts fail because people give up and quit too soon. It’s easy to go outside for a jog one time, or order a salad for dinner one time....
4 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

4 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

If you want to change or improve something about your life, the key is to actually do something different. You can reflect on your thoughts and feelings all day long, but until you actually change something in your actual behavior, you are likely to stay stuck. But...
3 Steps for Dealing with Any Psychological Problem

3 Steps for Dealing with Any Psychological Problem

Psychological problems can be really tough. Maybe you are struggling with an emotional problem like depression or anxiety. You’re having a difficult time coping with your unpleasant thoughts or feelings. You wish these thoughts and feelings would just go away, but you...
How to Apply Nick Saban’s Process in Your Life

How to Apply Nick Saban’s Process in Your Life

Nick Saban, the national championship winning head football coach at the University of Alabama, is famous for teaching his team to adhere to something he calls “the process.” Saban’s results speak for themselves. There’s definitely something to his philosophy that...
Stages of Change

Stages of Change

There are a lot of programs out there on how to change something in your life. Whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking, or improve your relationship with your spouse, there’s a book or program out there for you. Here’s the thing that kind of sucks: Most of these...
My Small Group Isn’t Working

My Small Group Isn’t Working

If you have been in the church world for any length of time, you probably have attended a small group. Ideally, being involved in a small group allows you to develop close relationships with a few folks whom you see on a regular basis. It’s one of the primary ways...
Make a Course Correction

Make a Course Correction

Sometimes when we are dealing with an issue or problem in our lives, it can seem overwhelming. The change we need to make might be so big, it can seem impossible. We might not even know where to start. In situations like these, it can be helpful to think about making...
People Only Change a Small Amount

People Only Change a Small Amount

I was working on a project with a work colleague the other day, and I found myself wishing she were different. We had different styles about how we approached deadlines. I wanted to get the project done pretty far ahead of time, so that I wouldn’t be stressed out as...
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