Consoling a grieving friend can feel a bit like trying to find your way around an unfamiliar city without a map. Despite the fact that death is something we must all experience, we avoid talking or thinking about our mortality as if by ignoring it...

Hello friend, If you’ve ever worked with a therapist, there’s a good chance that, in addition to being asked “how does that make you feel,” you’ve been prompted to think about your values. There is increasing recognition that focusing on values, rather than goals, is the...

Sometimes I think we all have a tendency to overreact to the things we encounter in life. We experience suffering, not necessarily from what happens to us, but from our reaction to it. This is actually good news, because you are in control of how you...

Happiness is something we all chase. There are entire industries built around promising you happiness-- in books, diets, 30-day programs, etc. Yet, for most of us, it still feels just out of reach. There are many misconceptions about happiness that actually interfere with our ability to...

Given that worry has been a frequent companion throughout my life, I want to share a strategy I use to stop worrying and change gears. It’s a quick mantra from The Worry Trap by Chad LeJeune that reminds me just how unhelpful worrying is and allows me...