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Is Your Thought Helpful?

Is Your Thought Helpful?

You don’t have to believe everything you think. You don’t have to focus on everything you think. On one level, these are simple statements. But it can be difficult to NOT lock into our thoughts and let them impact what we do. What’s Your Favorite Desert? My favorite...
3 Lessons from the Rajneeshees

3 Lessons from the Rajneeshees

My wife and I just finished watching a fascinating documentary called “Wild, Wild Country.” It follows the story of a cult called the Rajneeshees, who travel from India and settle in Antelope, Oregon, where they build a commune (basically a small town) from scratch....
1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

Painful thoughts can be challenging to work through. Often, we experience a painful thought or story about ourselves, and we believe it to be literally true. For example, we might think “I’m so stupid”, or “I’m never going to amount to anything.” Thoughts don’t come...
3 Keys to Personal Growth

3 Keys to Personal Growth

Today I want to share a 3-part framework that I use to help people who are working toward personal growth. I use this model in my own life, as well as with clients I’m trying to help. The model involves three key areas of focus: (1) freedom, (2) values, (3) action....
Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

The other day, I told my wife I wanted to start eating healthier and get my diet back on track. At face value, it’s a pretty normal goal. Pretty much everyone has some goals related to health, diet, and exercise. So, there wasn’t anything particularly unusual about my...
Just Christians

Just Christians

In my conversations with other Christians, I hear different perspectives on justice. Some Christians are very focused on justice. It is an important aspect of their faith to advocate for the equal rights of underprivileged groups, whether the focus is racial/ethnic...
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...
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