What Do Marshmallows Tell You about How Successful You’ll Be in Life?

Wouldn’t it be great if you were better able to cope with frustration and stress? Would you like to have a better sense of self-worth? How would you like to excel at effectively realizing your goals? According to Walter Mischel in his book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, you can have all that by learning [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Dealing with Emotions|0 Comments

Are You More Like a Dandelion or an Orchid?

A couple months ago, I took a trip to Vermont and stayed at the Trapp Family Lodge. This is the establishment made famous from the movie The Sound of Music. While I was there, I happened to be reading the new book by Eric Barker, Barking up the Wrong Tree. In his book, Barker had [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Relationships|0 Comments

When You Try to Control Others, Do You Really Get What You Want?

Whenever I ask a client, “Whose behavior can you control?”, I always get the correct answer: “Mine.” Yet, right after she acknowledges that, I often hear how much better her life would be if so-and-so would just do such-and-such. It’s natural for you to look outwardly in order to find solutions to your problems.  In [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Relationships|0 Comments

Five Benefits from Life’s Struggles

It is natural to avoid conflict. Whenever you disagree with someone, you may get an uneasy feeling. If someone fusses at you about something you did, you may find it hard to stand up for yourself. Whenever your child is going through a rough period, you may want to rush to his aid so that [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Choosing Happiness|0 Comments

Creating the Placebo within Us

Much research is being done, which confirms that the placebo effect is real. This means that if we believe something strongly enough, it will happen. There is some extremely exciting research proving that hopeful and positive thoughts result in the release of various hormones, which consequently promote our growth and wellness. In other words, it [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Choosing Happiness|0 Comments


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