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The Goal of Managing Stress—Accessing Your Wise Mind

The Goal of Managing Stress—Accessing Your Wise Mind

I my last article I talked about how our brains and bodies respond to stress. Today I want to explore the goal of stress management which is achieving an optimal state of arousal in the middle of a threat. As you can see from this diagram, the mind can be in optimal arousal (necessary to […]

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The Stress Response: How the Brain Works

The Stress Response: How the Brain Works

Stress is our natural response to a situation or event that we perceive as challenging, even threatening. Stress is good insofar as it motivates us to take positive action or prompts us to adapt to a threat. But it can become harmful when we lack the confidence or ability to adapt in a healthy way. […]

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How Resilient are You? Take the Resilience Survey to Find Out

How Resilient are You? Take the Resilience Survey to Find Out

How Resilient Are You? If you’ve been following me then you know that I’ve been writing about resilience. So today, I’m offering you a resilience survey to do a self-assessment on four dimensions of resilience.  As you do the assessment, you are establishing a baseline for not only thinking about resilience but measuring your growth […]

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Predicting Resilience

Predicting Resilience

I define resilience as our ability to handle hard things. It has to do with the thought and behavior patterns that we develop in the face of adversity and hardship. In my article, today, I want to share some general thoughts about the nature of adversity and then explore ways we can predict resilience and […]

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Managing Stress and Building Resilience Masterclass

Managing Stress and Building Resilience Masterclass

I’m happy to let you know that my new on-line video course (Managing Stress and Building Resilience Masterclass) went live last week. It’s already getting a great response and reviews. And the good news is that you can buy it for $9.99 (an incredibly low price if you purchase it in the next four days). […]

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Build Resilience by Leaning into the Hard Things in Your Life

Build Resilience by Leaning into the Hard Things in Your Life

I hope it was meaningful for you to read the stories of Jim and Chris in my last couple of blog posts. Actually, I could have shared so many other stories (and will in the future). As I observe people in my life, I recognize and honor that so many of you have faced challenging, […]

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

‘Tis the Season of Giving

My mother, who passed away twenty-one years ago, has been on my mind these past several days. She loved this time of year—the decorations, the music, the meals, the shopping, the gift making and giving, the surprises and, perhaps most importantly, being with family at a special, even sacred season. For her, the holidays were […]

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Resilience in the Face of Chronic Stress

Resilience in the Face of Chronic Stress

In my last post, I shared a story of a friend who showed resilience after suffering a serious bicycle accident. It is an example of recovering from an acute stressor. And yet sometimes, even when no trauma is involved, life feels harsh and relentless. Just getting by day-to-day takes something out of us. So let […]

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What My Customers and Students are Saying

As a counselor, I found the insights and strategies to be incredibly valuable. The knowledge and skills have not only deepened my understanding of effective parenting but have also enriched my ability to support other families in navigating the challenges they face. I was particularly impressed by your emphasis on fostering open communication and building strong relationships within families. Your strategies for effective communication, active listening, and conflict resolution are not only applicable but also transformative. With utmost enthusiasm, I wholeheartedly recommend this course to fellow counselors, parents, and anyone invested in fostering positive family dynamics

Najiha Khan

Student Counselor AKES program, and student in Parenting to Raise Responsible, Mature Children

Thank you does not express the emotion I feel when I think of you! You have taught me so much and I live you and thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Thanks for the love and guidance when I thought I was lost. Thanks for validating my feelings and supporting me in my life.

Linda Hatch

student in Making Things Happen Seminar and a number of online courses

The Hero’s Choice is a very powerful and compelling story. It will make you smile and it will also move you to tears. The writing style and story line reminds me of Og Mandino’s books. If you love his books you will surely love this one

John Chancellor

mentor and coach; founder of Teach the Soul and top Amazon reviewer

As a counselor who uses positive psychology, this has been a very enlightening course; not only for use in future sessions, but also on a personal level as I did the exercises. My only regret is coming to the end. Loved the engaging teaching style.”

Gavriella K

student in Claiming Your Power to Live a Happy and Abundant Life

The course is short and concise as the author defines a process with actionable steps and guidelines for handling difficult conversations. In the last sections, there are some common scenarios in which you can see how the whole process comes into play and recognize the notions outlined in the first part. Before taking the course, I was clueless on how to even approach such a discussion, but now I feel like I have the notions and the tools to improve my confrontational skills.

Marius Necula

student in Performance Management: Confronting Poor Performance

Prior to your training, I had success, but felt trapped in a life that was void of meaning and purpose. But this experience changed my life. It brought about a fresh perspective, a view that I had not seen before. That was four years ago. My journal and workbook are still with me all of the time, and I reflect on the goals that have been accomplished since the retreat. My long-term vision remains, clearly in front of me as I continue to create new goals that are congruent with this vision

Marcus Mosley

consultant and participant in Life Quest Seminar

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