Can Bad Emotions Be Good for You?

Nonpositive emotions can motivate productive behavior. Learn how you can use them to channel your energy in positive directions.

Go With the Flaw

The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

Do You Have Trouble with Intimacy?

This post won’t help you feel comfortable with your naked body; it can teach you how to share deep thoughts and feelings to build trust, relationships, and results.

Who Do You Choose to Be?

Whether you are wondering why you exist or looking to define the legacy you want to leave behind, these three steps will help you define your direction.

Do People Learn More from Mistakes or Successes?

Do you want someone to change? How you do this will affect their brain to either open up or shut down. This post gives you guidance for holding effective growth conversations.

Three Questions to Ask to Best Cope With Change

Has the unexpected happened, again? These three questions will help you prioritize and focus your energy to best cope with change.

Can You Have Too Much Empathy?

There is a light and dark side to empathy. Knowing how to let go of the need to fix and care for someone will increase the impact of your empathy.

Should you trust your gut?

Steps and techniques for listening to both your gut and head to calculate your next best move.

How to Discern Fake News from Real News

How to weigh your internal assumptions with external "facts" to determine what news you should believe.

How to Manage Powerful Women

How and why we need to support smart, strong women at work.

Set Your Theme of the Year Before You Set Your Goals

Before setting, resetting, or trashing your goals, set a Focus or Theme for the year to ensure what you choose to do fulfills you.

How to Speak Up and Take a Stand

The suggestions in this post will help you be heard when it is time to declare your point of view.

How to Bring People Together When Events Push Them Apart

Steps for bringing people together at work or at home when emotions are strong and divisive.

How to Have a Positive Powerful Presence

Being powerful means that people experience something, positive or negative, when in the room with you. Read this ensure your presence has a strong and positive impact.

7 Ways to Listen

You may be able to get more from your conversations if you consider your purpose for listening. Choose from the following reasons before you meet.

5 Keys to Getting Through Difficult Conversations

Shifts in emotions tell you if someone accepts or rejects your ideas. Here are five cues to look for that will help a difficult conversation have a positive outcome.

Who Is That Big, Green Judging Machine?

Judging and criticizing can be exhausting. So why does your brain thrive on hurling insults? Learn why and what you can do to gain peace of mind and better relationships.

5 Tips for Easing a Person’s Defensiveness

If the person you are speaking with reacts defensively to your well-meant words, consider these five tips when formulating your response.

Can You Restore Respect Once You Lose It?

One of the quickest ways to destroy a relationship is to lose respect. Though difficult, if you want to restore respect, these steps will help you find your way back.

5 Steps for Moving Forward in Spite of Regrets

Regrets can haunt you all of your life. If you find yourself dwelling on what could have been, follow these steps to positively shift into motion.

What You Should Do with Your Negative Emotions

Negative emotions don't feel good, but trying to make them go away can backfire. Follow these four steps to use your emotions to move forward.

Is Your Dedication Keeping You Stuck?

Do you have a dream calling you but you can’t choose it now because those around you will suffer? You might be using your dedication as an excuse to stay stuck.

How to Tame Your Unruly Brain

Your brain is quick to react so how you act following a reaction is critical. Learn how to better analyze your reactions and then tell your brain what to do next.

20 Questions to Plan Your Life

Don't set goals and resolutions without knowing the story you want to create. Answer these 20 questions to help you paint the picture.

The Secret to Having a Good but Difficult Conversation

Do your difficult conversations seem to create more problems? Follow these steps to prepare, enter, and engage the person to increase your odds of having a good outcome:

The Reason You Are Needy

The reason you are needy is because social needs fuel your drive to connect with others and succeed. This post will teach you how to identify your needs so you can feed them instead of reacting negatively when they aren't met.

How to Finally Change Your Life

There are three emotions you can draw on that will strengthen the courage you need to make the changes you want. Don't let fear paralyze you. Use these emotions to make your hopes come true.

How to Make A New, Meaningful Friendship

No matter how busy you are, you need a few solid friendships for your health and well-being. Follow these five steps to create an enriching, long-term, and fulfilling relationship.

10 Silly Beliefs that Sabotage Your Happiness

Many failures result from the behaviors we do or we avoid because of our beliefs. Here are some examples of common beliefs that can sabotage your happiness and success. Look for your belief, then read the alternative point of view you might want to consider instead.

5 Steps for Managing Your Emotional Triggers

When you can identify what is triggering your reactions in the moment, you give yourself the chance to feel differently if you want to. Naming your emotional triggers also gives you more clarity on what you need to do or ask for to change your circumstances. Choose your triggers from a list of needs and learn the steps for gaining emotional freedom today.