Do This and The Pain of Rejection Will Disappear

I did all that work for nothing? Ever feel that way after a failure? Maybe you prepared really hard for a job interview but didn’t get it. Perhaps you sacrificed nights and weekends for a month preparing a proposal that was eventually turned down. Were you gun shy for a while after? Did you pack […]

The Power of Rationalization

We can make ourselves believe anything. 2 + 2 = 5. There are five lights. (Sorry, only Trekkers will get that one.) Granted the responses above are the result of extreme circumstances but the concept is still the same. It’s called rationalization, defined by psychology.about.com as “a defense mechanism that involves explaining an unacceptable behavior […]

Healthy Eating Challenges at McDonald’s

Healthy eating is tough. On my journey to a healthy lifestyle I’ve experienced my share of challenges. I have my derailers – those food situations that don’t seem to have a healthy way out, other than starvation. I’ve chosen the “lesser of two evils” many times only to discover there was an even better solution […]

Procrastination – Is There a Magic Pill?

You mean there’s no button I can press to rid my life of procrastination forever? There’s no magical sentence that once I hear it I’ll be transformed and never put anything off again? What about a potion? Surely, there’s an elixir that will amazingly reprogram my mind and turn me into a chief executive a&& […]

Forgetting the Past and Fighting to Love More

Being bullied and rejected as a kid because of my weight stays with me to this day. We’re called to forgive those who’ve wronged us and I believe in the power of forgiveness. I’ve said the words, I’ve written about it publicly and I’ve even written letters to certain people, then burned them. To some degree […]