Self-control and the Mystery of Self-Mastery: Part Three

Why can’t I get it together and keep it together? So first we discussed in Part 1 the importance of personal growth as a change process or a necessary functional adaptation to a changing world.  Also, I suggested the importance of setting goals and tackling bite sized, or what I like to call “fun sized” pieces of action for greater success.  In Part 2 we discussed delayed gratification and how it helps you to be successful at change through bargaining … Read More

Self-control and the Mystery of Self-mastery: Part One-Change

Despite even our best of intentions, we can find ourselves missing the mark when it comes to our own growth.  Staying stuck, time and time again can be truly heartbreaking, especially when we let ourselves down.  How is it then that we fail to complete the well-intentioned promises to ourselves?  Aren’t we complicit to make the promise in the first place and isn’t our goal well positioned for success at the start? What could possibly happen along the way to … Read More

Are You Helping Bullies Target Your Child?

Whether you are expectantly awaiting your child’s first day of school or their first school event, parents far and wide are wondering how will their child adapt to the social pressures this year. Social pressure or bullying, at the very least is stressful for children and parents, but at its worst can be stigmatizing and traumatic.  Feeling rejected and isolated from peers leaves children of all ages wishing they could understand what they did wrong and how they can once … Read More