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Arguing For Relationship Sake?
Arguing For Relationship Sake?

  You can build strong relationships with others, even when you experience conflict with them. As long as your need to resolve the conflict(s) is not about being right, it is doable. Then, it takes two main ingredients. One, focusing on keeping the conflict...

The Emotional Life Behind Gift Giving & Receiving
The Emotional Life Behind Gift Giving & Receiving

In my practice, I observe how many people experience gifting as very stressful. Many place unnecessary pressure on giving “the perfect gift”. And although we may not like to admit it, most of us wish for “the perfect gift” in return. Historically this makes sense, as...

A New Olympic State of Mind
A New Olympic State of Mind

When you hear the names Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Michael Phelps, your first thought probably has to do with their athletic talent and achievements. They are, after all, some of the most celebrated athletes of all time, past and present. But shortly after that...

Letting Go of Regret…
Letting Go of Regret…

Let’s put it this way: if you’re living and breathing you can probably share a handful of things you’ve regretted doing - past and present. Regrets are common, they’re part of being human, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are more in our control (like...

Using Humor at Work
Using Humor at Work

When’s the last time you laughed with a coworker or boss? If the answer is, “I can’t remember”, then you’re missing out on a valuable boost to both your workplace satisfaction as well as your overall productivity. According to surveys done by Robert Half International...

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S̵o̵r̵r̵y̵, may I interrupt? ☝

HOW THE POWER OF SEMANTICS SHAPES OUR WELL-BEINGI’ve always believed in the power of words. Words can shape how we present ourselves, and thus how we feel about ourselves. It can make us feel confident and happy. Or it can make us feel insecure and upset. There is one...

An Upgrade on Love 💕
An Upgrade on Love 💕

The other day I went to the grocery store. (Groundbreaking, I know!). But what made this visit different from previous ones was that I helped a stranger find a protein bar. This sounds like a rather insignificant incident, but actually, the exchange totally enhanced...

Look for the Helpers
Look for the Helpers

The other day I was reminded of a Fred Rogers (AKA Mr. Rogers) interview in which he shares an important message: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are...

5 Personalities You May Encounter During the Holidays

It’s no surprise that for many, this year’s holiday season will probably look a bit different. But whether you’re spending it with family and friends in person, or over Zoom, one thing will remain the same: the inevitable holiday stress. This stress may be due to the...

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