Have you ever hit a goal that you worked really hard for, only to turn around feeling unfulfilled, looking for the next jolt of satisfaction to chase? Read more
Happiness always seems to fade, and not just with goals, but with purchases, experiences, even relationships.
Successful adulting hinges on your ability to answer the question: Read more
"How do I get myself to do things I don’t feel like doing?"
People who say this generally do so to excuse bad behavior, from being an asshole to performing poorly at something: Read more
Does being more optimistic mean you should start plastering your walls with positive motivational quotes? That you should accept and project "good vibes only"? Plaster a cheshire smile on your face? Just "stay positive"? Read more
Picture this: you’re at the end of your diet. You have a huge grin on your face because you’re eating food you enjoy, you’re getting compliments from friends who've seen you try every diet under the sun, you're wearing the jean size you wore in high school...you’re in the perfect body. Read more
Imagine this: your best friend has just gone through a break-up, and is sitting a foot away from you ugly crying. You want to provide some comfort, but you’re at a complete loss for words. Now what? Read more
My perceived body flaws all had deprecating labels: my legs were shapeless tree trunks, I had a cottage cheese butt, and my clothes choked my body like a wad of packaged ham. It was brutal. Read more
The problem with speaking to yourself in this way is that it absolutely…
Many parents, teachers, and coaches push the idea that we need to be good at what we do, we need to be good naturally, and we need to be good immediately. Except that… Read more
Most of us spend our lives dashing back and forth between where we feel safe and the edge of comfort. Read more
When you spend too much mental energy on the gap between where you are now and your end goal, it leads to feeling less satisfied with what you’ve already accomplished, or it begins to look like less of an accomplishment. Read more