From Violent Hearts to Heavenly Peace

From Violent Hearts to Heavenly Peace

Reading reactions to Sandy Hook, a common theme is blame, but is there an alternative? Looking at the neuroscience, it feels better to blame. When we blame, we know the answer, and that feeling of righteous wrath is actually a dopamine reward that our brain emits when we “know.” While this reaction cycle is wired into our brains, we do have a choice — three, in fact.

Getting Off the Trouble Train

Getting Off the Trouble Train

“Have you ever found yourself in the middle a situation and you know it will to turn into a big mess? You can feel it slipping out of control… and yet you keep going. It’s as if you’re being pushed along this track; you know it’s going to lead to trouble, but it seems like there’s no choice.”

Postponing Your Future

Postponing Your Future

Three different people told me the same story last week: I’m too busy keeping my head above water to make progress on my real goals. On one hand, that’s a practical and realistic way of coping.  Look, we’ve all experienced that some days we can...
Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress – Tips for an “Emotionally Intelligent” Holiday   Paradoxically, holidays are extremely stressful.  Given all the bad news we’re facing in the economy, this year may be especially challenging. There are...