Emotional numbness is one of many defense mechanisms that our mind uses to avoid overwhelming emotions.Read More
People often refer to themselves as “swimming like a duck”. This is a reference to how calm ducks appear above the water but how fast they are paddling beneath to stay afloat. I myself have been known to use this analogy.
Today, however, I offer a new way of looking at “swimming like a duck”. One with a more positive frame. Ducks practice self-care and preen themselves in such a way that as water hits their feathers, it simply rolls off. How great would it be for us humans to learn how to perform self-care in such a way that as stressors hit us on a daily basis, we too are able to simply let them “roll off” our backs?
Self-talk is our inner voice that we may or may not be aware of. Our self-talk is entwined with our emotions – when we are in a good mood, the positive thoughts become more frequent and intense.Read More
Despite a common belief that the brain is unable to change dramatically once we reach adulthood, research in the field of neuroscience shows that our brain is actually much more flexible and adaptable than we originally thought.Read More
Striking a balance between too much and too little confidence can improve your resilience, help you deal with life challenges, make you feel appreciated and proud of yourself. Healthy self-esteem can help you make positive life-choices and attract success in your life.Read More
Affirmations are positive and inspirational statements that usually describe the goals we want to achieve in life. Often repeated, affirmations are planted into our subconscious mind. This process motivates and reprograms the subconscious mind to strive toward our personal success.Read More
It is quite normal to have butterflies in your stomach before speaking in public or to feel awfully worried about the upcoming job interview. Still, these feelings are considerably different from anxiety.Read More