Category: Personal Empowerment

The Psychological Value of Being Open to New Information and Experiences #MindBlown

What Open-Mindedness Looks Like An open-minded individual… strives to develop a better understanding of the world, willing to listen to other people’s beliefs and opinions, to learn from their insights and experience and makes an effort to try new things (experiential learning) to foster…

Mental Health Problems ARE Learning Problems #YouAreNot Broken #Learning

For any of you who have been following along with my ramblings about our wonderful adaptable learning brains, you know that I love to follow the research findings and apply them to life. The evidence is with the Psycho-Social Model of mental health and…

Your Phone is a Tool Not an Appendage! and Other Healthy Mind Shifts

Again, not slagging tech because any tech is AWESOME, we humans are just not so awesome, YET, at using it as a tool that we pick up and put down and walk away from. Tech Disruption Part #3 This post is Part #3 in a three part…

Don’t Eat the Marshmallow! and Other Miraculous Hacks for Phone-Life Balance

This post is Part #2 in a three part series about mental health and your smart phone. Check out Post #1 to learn why reevaluating how you infuse technology into your life is important to your mental wellbeing. I am well aware that this…

New Year? Build Some Badass Positive Habits!

This is Your Year! You want to make some changes, take on some new challenges and keep developing into your best self. Whatever your goals are, the most important thing to remember is that this is a messy process, a beautifully messy process. Don’t…

Coping, it’s Not the F-Word!

It is this time of year that really gets me thinking of what people do to get through tough times. It can be a difficult month for so many people. What I have noticed is that people seem to use the word “coping” like…

Apps, Apps, Apps: Little Tech Wonders That Leave Us Wondering

Apps! The Solution to All of Your Problems. …ok, maybe, but how do I use them?!? I am definitely guilty of suggesting apps to people without sending along some tips to make using them effective and easy. I have learned that simply suggesting an app to…

Hardwiring Happiness: Take the Leap, Really, It’s Worth the Risk

Today I want to talk about your brain, your wonderful beautiful changeable brain. I am hoping that you will take in what I say today, not with defensiveness or with the notion that I am in anyway blaming you, or people who are suffering,…

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…