Why Your Super Ego is not a Super Hero

Most Super Villains have hideouts. You remember the Nightclub Lounge, base operations for the Penguin, or the Ha-Ha-Hacienda, lair of the Joker, both arch-enemies of Batman. Or there was LexCorp, headquarters for Lex Luthor, nemesis of Superman. But even Batman hid...

How to End Difficult Conversations in Record Time

I have a colleague who practices the Japanese martial art aikido, and after many years of practice finally earned his black belt in his late 60’s. He attributes the delay in earning this distinction to the fact that it took him a long time to overcome the habit of...

Mastering Crucial Conversations As If Your Life Depended On It (Hint: It Does)

Do you ever find yourself trying to communicate with someone who isn’t hearing anything you say? Perhaps they talk over or interrupt you, or even worse, make you feel bad for saying what needs to be said. Or maybe you try to share something important, that really...

Stress Reduction Made Easy

If you’ve ever had vision problems- near or far- you’ve likely experienced the temporary frustration or confusion when your glasses aren’t accessible and everything is blurry. You may even get stressed about things not being ‘as they should be’. Stress occurs when...

How to Get Unstuck from the Emotional Pain of Your Story

Have you ever had a heated discussion with a co-worker who was criticizing your work and you found yourself armpits-sweating, shoulders tense, all wound up, pulse-gone-wild, clenched-fist and later you realized- WAIT! It just wasn’t that big of a deal. Why was I...

Here’s What Happens After You Deal with Your Emotional Pain

Often when you watch a Hollywood drama about a painful emotional experience, you’re glad to escape the trauma when the lights come up. Or if an acquaintance is enduring a difficult time in her life, you think “I’m glad it’s her, not me.” You have the opportunity to...