Building Resiliency: Stop Intensifying Difficult Emotions

When you experience difficult emotions, what's your style? Do you stay stuck in misery? Replay the situation over and over? Do you try to change what you can't?

Overcoming Obstacles

When faced with obstacles, do you give up too quickly? Consider these steps to help you overcome roadblocks to your goals.

Greet the Day Calmly

Do you wake up with unjustified anxiety every day? Starting the day with calmness can help decrease your stress.

Embracing Imperfections for the Holidays and Everyday

Perfectionism can be undermining your joy. Watch out for rigid expectations and judgments, especially of yourself.

Do You Hate Problem Solving?

Are you struggling to make decisions that get you closer to the life you want? These ideas can help.

Practice Waiting

So many times life is lived at a fast pace. Practice slowing down daily decisions and reactions to make more effective decisions and not act impulsively when you are emotionally overwhelmed.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Listen to someone who has borderline personality disorder (BPD) talk about her experience and learn the symptoms of BPD. Much of the stigma about the disorder comes from myths.

Finding Hope

When someone has lost hope, the first step may be to find ways to believe that change is possible. That can be very difficult for someone who is depressed.

Deciding to Leave a Relationship

Roller coaster relationships are painful. When you don't know if you should leave or stay, you may go back and forth depending on the emotions you are feeling. To stop the back and forth, evaluate the positives and negatives when you are calm.

Holiday Sanity

Are your holidays draining and stressing you instead of bringing joy? Maybe this is the year to think about your options and what you truly value about the holidays.

Accepting the Difficult Emotions

Focusing on how to increase happiness may not be the road to contentment.


Learning to validate yourself

Create a Sense of Belonging

A sense of belonging often doesn't just happen. The way you think of yourself and others is critical.

Three Blocks to Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance can alleviate much of the suffering people experience, yet can be difficult to practice.

Revenge: Will You Feel Better?

The urge or wish for revenge seems to be hard-wired and the decision to get revenge seems to bring pleasure. The results of acting on your urge for revenge are more complicated. Sometimes you may feel better and sometimes you will not.

Learning Thoughts and Emotions

When you have strong emotions, accurately labeling what you are experiencing is part of coping effectively. Distinguishing between thoughts and feelings can be more difficult than you might think.

Ideas for Overcoming Loneliness

A few ideas about how to connect when connecting is difficult.

Accepting Loneliness

Accepting loneliness and not judging yourself are steps to finding solutions.

Learning to Like the Daisies

Four ways to change your perceptions that could help decrease your suffering.

A Few of the Many Ways We Distort Reality

Changing your perceptions is one way of dealing with a problem. There are good reasons to consider that option in many situations.

Radical Acceptance

Life is full of pain we can't control, but we can control how much we suffer over the pain we have.

Learning to Love Your Problems

We use problem-solving skills most everyday, yet we don't want to work on improving them. Most of us would rather keep hoping for problem-free days.

Understanding Validation: A Way to Communicate Acceptance

What communication skills can improve your relationships immediately?

Validation: How Parents Can Help Their Children Cope with Bullying

Validation is a powerful tool to help build empathy, self-acceptance and resiliency in children.

Got a Problem? The Good News Is You Only Have Four Options

Our minds are filled with information and possibilities, how can we decide what to do when faced with a problem?