15 Ways To Calm Yourself Down

15 Ways To Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you can’t calm down? Being able to calm yourself in the moment is often easier said than done. That’s why having a few...
How To Be Less Defensive

How To Be Less Defensive

Defensiveness is not the same thing as strength. Before we really get into it, let’s unpack this a little bit more. Because like many of you, I’ve often equated “defensiveness” with “strength.” We’re told that standing up for ourselves is good. We shouldn’t take any...
The Big Debate Over Little Lies

The Big Debate Over Little Lies

Are they as innocent as you think? Some lies seem inconsequential—known as “white lies.” Are they ever okay? You might think, ‘Well, it depends on the situation.’ The conventional wisdom about white lies is that they are mostly okay, depending on the situation. It’s...
How To Deal With Shame

How To Deal With Shame

What story from your life makes you go into hiding? Shame is a debilitating feeling that takes over the mind and body. It can make you feel small and incomplete while building walls around you to keep out compassion. Despite wanting to be seen and known, shame causes...