Category: GRIT

Stuck? Overwhelmed? Make the 4A’s Your BFF #Resilience

Awareness – Acceptance – Adjustment -Action Spoiler! What you are about to read is not a slag to millennials, but rather a compliment!   Dear Millenials, I know that you take a bunch of criticism from Boomers and GenXers, some if of it deserved…

Resilience: Starting School With a Kick Butt Attitude!

Happy ACADEMIC NEW YEAR!!! What I love most about working in a college is the September fresh start. The exciting beginning of something new, the wonderful feeling of “I’ve got this!”, “it’s gonna be different this year”, “I’m going to be way more organized…

Prospective Hindsight: Fancy Word for “How to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017”

Well it is 2017! Happy New Year! This is the time of year that many people view as a fresh start, a moment in their life to try their hand at changing things in their life for the better, setting new goals, taking risks…

Psychological Flexibility: Brain Yoga for Enhancing Motivation

Psychological and emotional flexibility are consistently mentioned in resilience, emotion regulation and stress management research findings. The ability to implement plans B-Z beautifully illustrates the benefits of psychological and emotional flexibility. It is crucial to your physical and mental health. Seriously, this is an important…

Make Good Things Happen

  Ok, today is the day that I am going to ask you to do some thing RADICAL! Fun Right?!?! Well, yes and no, but a super important topic for anyone who wants to grow, heal and move forward in their life. RADICAL ACCEPTANCE…

Still Procrastinating? Oh Yeah! Well Let’s Grow a “Kick Butt” Mindset!

Have you ever heard, “if you want something done fast, ask a busy person?” Well, there is so much truth to this. Have you ever noticed that once you have some momentum going, getting stuff done, that it is easy to just whip through…

So What is it That I am Interested in Again?!!?

Do you ever find yourself wondering “why am I doing this?” or “where is my life going?”. Well, it is a pretty common dilemma amongst us humans, especially young adult humans. Being 17-25yrs old can be so hard at times. Adults think, you are…

Procrastinating? Since You are Already Down That Rabbit Hole

Check This Out Now! Before something else grabs your attention 😉 I am going to get straight to the point today, because I really want you to watch this amazing TedTalk about distraction. The less words I use, the better the chance that you…

M3: Mental Strength, Mindset & Motivation

Mindset, Emotion Regulation and Living Your Best Life Another instalment in the Emotion Regulation = Academic Success Series. Ok, I am going to be a bit of a butt kicker today. Probably because I have spent my entire week repetitively kicking my own but; trying…

Procrastination: Dealing with Setbacks

Setbacks, oh those experiences that make you just want to quit. I have had many. You may feel ashamed, angry, hurt, confused or think that there is something wrong with you. Today, I want to talk a little about ways to avoid getting derailed…

GRIT: Got it? Want it?

  Last week I wrote about GRIT, what it is and how important it is to cultivate it, if you are serious about your success in life. Simply put, developing GRIT is about pushing yourself a bit further, each difficult time, to see what…

Perseverance, GRIT, Follow-Through: a.k.a “White-Knuckling it” Through Tough Times as You Achieve Your Goals

By far, the most popular of my blog posts has been Perseverance: 11 Strategies to Help You Stay on Track. So, I thought that I would expand further and help you grit those teeth, stay the course and lead yourself in the direction of your…