I confess, I am a Geek Dad, and I capitalize Geek Dad because I am proud of my title. Just so we are clear, here is the definition: Geek Dads are interested in video games, comic books, superheroes, science fiction and other “geeky” things and we bring these into our parenting (and work, and romance, and … More 10 Great Things About Being a Geek Dad
3 Ways that “Naming it” will help you “Tame it” ____ In TV’s X-Files, the two main characters are FBI Detectives, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Scully is the no nonsense skeptical PhD scientist, and Mulder is the passionate believer, famous for saying “The truth is out there, somewhere.” Over time, Scully begins to believe … More What The X-Files can Teach Us About Living With Things That Seem Impossible
A few weeks ago my family were in Montreal for a vacation and so that I could attend a psychotherapy conference. When we landed in Montreal, all the signs are French. And it seemed to me that every person I heard was speaking French. My trip to Montreal taught me an important lesson. When you … More How Assumptions Can Chip Away at Your Mental Health
Every day your cells regenerate. And your mind never stops growing. That is, unless you get in your own way. How do you get in your own way? I had a friend in college who threw away his textbooks on the day that he graduated. He was planning to become a Minister. I’m glad that … More Are You Getting in the Way of Your Own Growth?
Your most difficult experiences can be your greatest teachers. For article, “5 Ways That You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences,” click on photo
In the past few days, we have been talking about recovery and how to respond to difficult life experiences. This article is a little like a first aid kit for when you feel like you are ready to lose your mind because you are facing painful thoughts or emotions, difficult memories or trying situations. Can … More The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do When You Feel Like You Are Going to Lose Your Mind
Your most difficult experiences can be your greatest teachers. According to research, there are at least five ways that you will grow after trauma, challenging experiences with shame, depression or anxiety, or from addiction recovery. Appreciation and gratitude for your life, your work, your relationships and your experiences. Relationships with others, a deeper sense of … More 5 Ways that You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences
Growth and learning from your most challenging experiences can help you to excel ___ This article is part of my series on growth after trauma or other difficult experiences. For other related articles, see the links at the bottom of this article. • • • If you have faced trauma or other difficult experiences, more … More 4 Habits that will Make Your Every Day Experience More Valuable than College
For article, “The 10 Commandments of an Emotionally Healthy Recovery,” click on photo.
I began a recent article with a question, “You have one life to live. How much of your life do you spend thinking about your “Butts?” Our “Yes Buts” become excuses, a way taking the easy way out. The more often you “Yes, but…” the more you are giving yourself an excuse not to do … More How can Your “Yes, But’s” Serve You?