Monthly Archives: September 2018

When Your Job Gives Back

Today’s a happy day. It took me a minute to realize, but now I can see it’s perfect. Saturday mornings are my favorite of all, and though I love my sleep I’ll happily cut it short and go into the office. This is quickly becoming...

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The Essential Self

The Essential Self is comprised of four components: spirituality, self- care, gender identity, and cultural identity. Spirituality, not religiosity, has positive benefits for longevity and quality of life, and was viewed by Adler as central to...

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Social Self

The Social Self includes two components: friendship and love. Friendship and love can be conceived of as existing on a continuum and, as a consequence, are not clearly distinguishable in practice. Sexual intimacy is sometimes thought to be a...

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Self-Awareness

The world is full of so many stimuli. People, traffic, buildings, talking, internet, phones, tv, computers, noise, music oh my! Who AM I? How can I know myself? How can I be more self-aware? Answer: In the silence Let the quiet consume you Be...

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Physical Self

The Physical Self factor includes two components, exercise and nutrition. These are widely promoted and, unfortunately often over-emphasized to the exclusion of other components of holistic well-being reported here that also are important. The...

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World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation. It is being celebrated on Friday September 21st. That is right, tomorrow. This day was originally started by the United Nations Mediation Group. They created this...

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Problem Kid

Does your kid refuse to follow directions? Does it seem like your kid enjoys arguing with you? Does your kid seem to find joy in disobeying you? Does your kid exhibit violence towards you and/or others? Does your kid have intense temper tantrums...

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Coping Self

There are four third order factors in the Coping Self: Realistic Beliefs, Stress Management, Self-Worth, and Leisure. Irrational beliefs are the source of many of an individual’s frustrations and disappointments with life. Even those who hold to...

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Acceptance

The first step in creating the life of our dreams is to arrive at a place of true acceptance. This does not mean that there are not things we would like to change. It does mean that our happiness with ourselves does not depend on these changes...

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Trusting Yourself

Let’s look at the topic of TRUST. Not just trust in others but most importantly trust in yourself. Self-trust means that you can take care of your needs and safety. It means you trust yourself to survive situations, and practice kindness, not...

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