The Power of Effective Self-Talk

I have a confession. I used to view self-talk as self-deception.  When I was a teenager, I learned positive self-talk from a teacher. I resisted it because she taught me to feed myself sugar-coated messages to feel better. I didn’t appreciate the power of...
Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety. Anxiety. Anxiety. When you repeat that word out loud,  notice what thoughts and feelings you may have. Your heart might start to race, or your stomach might begin to churn. You may recall certain memories, images, or people, even if you are unable to...
Redefining Expectations

Redefining Expectations

Expectations: a word we all knowingly, or unknowingly, have plenty of experience with. Maybe we have memories of being expected to perform well in school or sports and failing. Perhaps we are constantly feeling like we are being let down by our partner(s) when they...