I think we all need to realize that we cannot make good decisions when we are stressed out. Yes, good stress (pressure doing a job we enjoy for example) can help us make good, instant choices. But when we are stressed out, The thinking part of the brain shuts down- we feel in danger and … Continue reading Stress #AmateurAdvice
Train of Thoughts
“If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.”
Kids today don’t have a work ethic.
We tell teens and young adults that they are in the best time of their life. Because we wish we could be young again. We don’t think about how hard that time of life was. Especially today. Being adult is hard and becoming one is harder today- it seems can seem insurmountable. Good jobs that … Continue reading Kids today don’t have a work ethic.
More Than Chores
My children are grown now. They are great people- smart and kind. Yet, if I would do thing differently. Maybe I would give them more chores. But especially in the summer, I would have them work on the emotional intelligence before video games and times with friends. On my todo list, I’d have meditation. Just … Continue reading More Than Chores
I Get To
Somewhere in my online travels I read about the power of I get to. It is something you should say to reframe your mind when you are dreading something or are simply not happy to do it. The example I thought of to drive this home is this: As a teenager, I was busy (for … Continue reading I Get To
For my non writing career, I will be facilitating a self-esteem group. The problem irking me is the whole concept of identifying yourself as a person with low self-esteem. It may in fact be a problem with you. But it seems to be piling on. You have low self esteem. Which it is not people's … Continue reading Self-Esteem
Life is new when you are new
I think in giving advice to young people, too often we overlook that they are experiencing things for the first time. From love to heartbreak, we apply our view to how they might feel. Instead we should validate their feelings. They are strong and teenagers are dramatic because if feels overwhelming. What we can … Continue reading Life is new when you are new