Taking Criticism Well

'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'

There are two places where you’re likely to experience criticism: first, in a room with someone who is criticizing you; second, in your mind after the criticism takes place, maybe over and over for an extended period of time. “I need to talk with you,” it could begin. “Some of your coworkers have spoken to … read more

Is a Positive Attitude Enough?


Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during the war years of the 20th century, is known for his encouraging statements: “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” “Attitude is a little thing … read more

Relaxation and Sports

Athlete stress

You practice your sport to make sure that your body is in top form and your skills are the best they can be. Did you know that you should also practice relaxation? It’s easy to get overstimulated, overstressed, and overwhelmed, and those feelings can affect your performance. Relaxation is the solution. But it’s not a … read more

The Unexamined Life


Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Looking back on our lives can show patterns in our choices. The times we wanted to speak up but didn’t. The times we decided to do something just once more. The times we accepted someone else’s valuation of us instead of appreciating ourselves. Recoginizing these … read more