Cognitive Restructuring

DOWNLOAD TOOL {PDF} There are tools — and then there are super-tools! I’m currently sharing this tool with my University of California, Los Angeles Law School students — whatever you worry most about when it comes time to give your presentation — write it in the “fear, worry, doubt, concern, stress” column. Example: I’m worried…

Double Negative: Meeting Ignorance with Impatience

I’m not the first to say that there is a lot of tension in conversations these days. Whether on social media, at the Thanksgiving dinner table, in office discussions, in political discourse and beyond. I’ve been listening to this dis-course: Listening to the dis-comfort, the dis-ease and to the general dis-content as well-intentioned people enter…

SURENESS: Developing a Confident Mindset to Live Life Fully

Sureness (noun) : A state of mind in which one is free from doubt. Synonyms: certainty, confidence, conviction, positiveness, satisfaction Related words: decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness On a recent trip to Hawaii, I walked by a statue of a Burmese standing Buddha. The resort I stayed at was filled with spiritual sculptures and ancient artifacts, but this…