How powerful is the desire for revenge?

(Three minute read about how to fight the urge to seek revenge)Have you ever been so mad at someone that revenge is the only thing on your mind?  It's arguably one of the most attractive, satisfying and instinctual human responses to experiencing pain and I can speak to that from significant personal experience... Revenge seems to make the pain go away for just long enough to feel good again for a brief period of time.  … Continue reading How powerful is the desire for revenge?

The best way to help you deal with stress….

If I have learned one thing from living with chronic pain everyday, it's that we live in a world where irritability and frustration often comes easier than happiness.  It seems easier to notice the things that upset us most in life than to appreciate those things that truly make us smile.... But I am here to tell you that there is still hope!  I truly believe that the best way to fight back against anger, … Continue reading The best way to help you deal with stress….

Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.

One of the biggest distractions in life is the constant desire for something more. It's easy to forget how special today is in the development of a better tomorrow. Wanting to make your future brighter doesn't have to be a bad thing, but we can't allow ourselves to forget how hard we worked to get where we are today. If you are anything like me, you've spent the darker days of your life thus far … Continue reading Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.

The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

Quitting is only hard the first time

If you start something - you finish it.  That is a lesson that most of us learned growing up.  Whether it was a sports team, after school program, yard work - it didn't matter.  My father told me, "When you start something, you finish it - no matter what". Of course as a kid, I hated that.  Kids get bored easily, especially when things aren't going their way and very rarely did things go my … Continue reading Quitting is only hard the first time

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