Thinking Tools for Transitions

How To Build Self-Worth and Alleviate Loneliness with Rituals

When my therapist explained that creating meaning was up to me, it was a lightbulb moment because I had “adopted” my ritual meanings from others.

How Feeling a Memory Impacts How We Make Decisions

I was about 10 years old, and I remember sitting on the big yellow school bus, the third or fourth seat from the front, by myself, looking out of the rattling metal-framed window. I had long hair then with a fringe that swooped to the left side. I was in that awkward stage of a…
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Persistent Amygdala Activation Impacts Wellbeing

The study was designed to map real-world emotional experiences with the brain’s individual processes towards negative, positive and neutral events and their impact on wellbeing.

Embracing Uneasiness with the Culture Shock Cycle

If you can prepare your thinking for new situations, you may find more than you expected using the culture shock cycle.

Applying the Neuroscience of Love to Life

With Valentine’s day approaching, I thought I’d research what exactly happens in our brain when we Love. I started by asking my kids (who are 11 and 8) to define love, and they both said, it’s something you “feel”. So is love an emotion?

Experiencing Connectedness in the Wake of a Pandemic

Here we are almost a year into the COVID pandemic, and I don’t know about you, but I miss “normal life”.

C: Calm Down to Cope – The First Step to Developing Awareness

When you’re in a state of pure emotion your brain doesn’t think logically, it reacts. So to calm down, we have to flip our lids back down and get control of those emotions.

Using the C.A.R.E. Method

The way you talk to yourself directly affects the way you behave. By becoming present in the moment, your able to CHOOSE your response instead of reacting.