Your child has found another kid they connect with, and as a parent, that brings you joy. Then, a thought cross your mind: "I don't like my child's friend."

What Should I Do If I Don’t Like My Child’s Friend?

What Should I Do If I Don’t Like My Child’s Friend? Your child has finally found another kid that they connect with, they have hours of playdate or get-together, and rarely anything terrible happens. They...
Since our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way to reduce anxiety symptoms is to work on challenging anxious thoughts. Challenging means to slowly chip away at potentially years and years of anxious thinking. Here are 5 ways to challenge anxious thoughts.

5 Ways to Challenge Anxious Thoughts

Since our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way to reduce anxiety symptoms is to work on challenging anxious thoughts. Challenging means to slowly chip away at potentially years and years of...
Can you truly have it all? Creating and living a balanced life is easier said than done. To create a balanced life, certain steps must be taken.

3 Key Steps to Creating and Living a Balanced Life

Creating and Living a Balanced Life Can you truly have it all? Is it possible to have a complete and balanced work/home life? Would proper balance lead to a happier life? The answer to all of...
Can charisma be learned? In short, yes! There are 3 characteristics of charismatic people: warmth, presence, and power. But how can you improve those?

What Is Charisma and Can Charisma Be Learned?

What Is Charisma? Some people seemed to understand social relationships and were magically gifted with social skills, whereas I was pretty lacking in that department. It didn’t help that I had moved to a new...
The truth about compatibility does not match the fairytale story and what much of Hollywood romance movies depict. You find that one you are compatible with and that is it… you are good to go. That's not usually the case. But what does it mean to be compatible?

What Does It Mean to Be Compatible: The Truth About Compatibility

In my early 20s as I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill I was in a slew of weddings. Many of my friends had found “the one” and were on their way to married life. I...
Many parents have asked me when they should stop reading to their children. My answer is NEVER! Of course, children should learn to read independently.video

Keep Reading to Your Child

Keep Reading to Your Child Many parents have asked me when they should stop reading to their child. And my answer is... NEVER! Of course, children should learn to read independently. But share reading has many...
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is when we pay attention by noticing and observing what is happening in the moment. Sometimes this means you are focused on one thing, like the brownie you are eating. You notice how it smells, looks, feels, and tastes. Practice mindfulness if you wish you had a pause button!

Wish You Had a Pause Button? Try Practicing Mindfulness!

Ever Wish You Had a Pause Button? Like when you sent that one text to your friend or couldn’t stop the stream of worried thoughts in your head before a presentation? Or when you were...
All-or-nothing thinking, or black-and-white thinking, is the “polarized lens” of cognitive distortions associated with mood swings and relational conflict.

Stuck in a Worn-Out Story? All-or-Nothing Thinking Could Be the Culprit

Pain is a part of the human experience, but it’s the unhelpful thoughts we have about our pain, and our response to these thoughts, that fuel psychological distress. In the world of psychology, these...
One of the most significant challenges for students is reading between the lines of a story, novel, or poem. Idioms can help with reading struggles.video

How Idioms Can Help With Reading

How Idioms Can Help With Reading One of the most significant challenges for students is reading between the lines of a story, novel, or poem. They have to interpret symbolic language, which is like code words...
We need gratitude during the hardships of our life, but it doesn’t come easily. So, are you finding gratitude when things go wrong?

Finding Gratitude When Things Go Wrong

Gratitude gives perspective even in the darkest of times. When life is going well, it is easy to feel grateful and to be appreciative. When someone does something kind for us, it is easy...