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.

7 Tips for Talking About Anything With Anyone

Giving feedback can hurt instead of help a relationship. If you need something to treat you in a different way, follow these 7 steps to help you agree on a way forward that is more respectful and rewarding for you both.

How to Turn Around a Negative Relationship

Whether your relationships are professional or personal, if you do not talk about the negative feelings you are holding onto, the relationship will erode. This post provides steps to improve your own relationships or to act as a coach to help bring people together at work.

12 Ways to Replenish Your Energy

Do you feel exhausted at the end of the day, with little energy left for family and friends? This post will help you look at what you do that leaves you feeling drained, and then provides tips for revitalizing yourself so you have energy left for the evening.

5 Tips for Transforming Stage Fright into Stage Delight

Instead of trying to be calm, you can use your nervous energy for positive results. Here are two tips for counteracting your negative self-talk with positive nervousness before you go on stage and three tips to keep you engaging and likable while you are speaking:

5 Steps Toward Believing in Yourself

Whether you are starting something new or you made some mistakes you regret, you might fall into the trap of calling yourself a failure. Or you worry others will judge you as incompetent. This post will help you recognize scenarios where you discount yourself and then it gives you 5 steps for helping you recover your confidence so you can move on.

How to Tell Your Boss How You Feel

Sometimes you need to teach your boss how to best manage you—what motivates you and demotivates you—so you can perform at your best. Here is a technique you can use with tips for making this uncomfortable conversation work in your favor.