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?

What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

(two minute read about identifying your purpose in life)  Well, what's the answer to this riddle?  What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder as we grow older?  Any takers?  The answer is what I call The Golden Question: What do you want to do be when you grow up? Do you agree?  How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old … Continue reading What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

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…

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