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Aim for Radical Responsibility

Aim for Radical Responsibility

We were taught from a young age that it’s good to be responsible. At its core, being responsible means you are accountable for your actions. In other words, you’re in control of how you act and behave. Outside My Control Sometimes external events happen that are...
How to Be At Peace with Yourself and the World

How to Be At Peace with Yourself and the World

When you get to the bottom of people’s problems, most problems have to do with a lack of peace. Stress, anxiety, sorrow, depression—all these difficult emotions and experiences have the potential to disrupt our equilibrium. Our struggle is often one of trying to...
What I Learned from a Weekend of “Wasting Time”

What I Learned from a Weekend of “Wasting Time”

Sometimes I have the tendency to work all the time. I don’t necessarily want to work constantly, it’s just a default I go to when I have some empty space in my life. If I don’t have anything going on, I think to myself, “Well, I might as well get something...
Why Problems are a Good Thing

Why Problems are a Good Thing

Most of the time, we think of problems in our lives as a bad thing. We want to remove or get rid of our problems. I think this is a natural tendency—problems can cause pain, stress, and anxiety. These can be unpleasant emotions, and it’s natural to want to get rid of...
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...
5 Steps to Better Sleep

5 Steps to Better Sleep

The other night, I was struggling to fall asleep. I don’t know about you, but I get really frustrated when I can’t fall asleep. I know I’m tired, and I know I need my sleep. But for some reason, I’m tossing and turning in bed, restless. I look at the alarm clock and...
For Optimal Work, Alternate Between Stress and Rest

For Optimal Work, Alternate Between Stress and Rest

I was listening to a podcast the other day on how to achieve peak performance in your work and personal life. The speaker said something simple but profound: for optimal work, alternate between stress and rest. Stress and Rest in the Gym The statement seemed simple,...
The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress...
You Used to Be Romantic Like That

You Used to Be Romantic Like That

My fiancé and I were watching the Bachelorette the other day (I know, the things you do for love…), and the guys were laying it on pretty thick. One guy had written the Bachelorette a love poem that he recited to her, and another guy had written her an original song....
Put the Idea on a Shelf

Put the Idea on a Shelf

Not too long ago, I woke up in the middle of the night, feeling anxious. I was thinking about a work project that was due in a couple of weeks. I was nervous about it, and it was on my mind as I tried to get back to sleep. Unfortunately, the “getting back to sleep”...
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