BJ Davis gives a great talk about his experience with the destructive power of self-doubt. He was close to giving up on life when he was forced to look the truth of who he really was. The person he had become was not matching up to the person he wanted to be. He knew (more…)

 

The Voices In My Head

We all have a chatter in our minds as we go about our daily routines. Sometimes it’s reminding you of things you need to do, sometimes it’s there to help you solve a problem and sometimes it can be critical and judgmental. (more…)

Man's Search for Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning (Beacon Press, 2006)

My next post will feature the work of Viktor Frankl, who was professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his death in 1997.

Frankl survived the horror of the Holocaust and emerged from the experience with lessons in how to survive after experiencing tragedy. He found the key to survival was through meaning.

Do You Know How To Be A Superhero?

I happened to see part of Grey’s Anatomy last week. One of the characters was about to perform a type of risky brain surgery that had never been done. Before she went into the operating room she struck a pose. A superhero pose. She told another character that it has been proven scientifically that if you stand in a superhero pose for two minutes it will help you to (more…)

How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

This Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal really helps you see that the story you tell yourself about what stress means to you can have a big impact on your experience in life. Fanning the flames of contrasting emotions can really do a number on you and cause a lot of stress.  So if stress is stressing you out, it may be time to tell a new story. Watch. Learn. See your life differently.

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