Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

Written by on September 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 3 Comments

We’ve all been there. Your mind is endlessly ruminating over that careless mistake you made, how you could have (should have) better handled that awkward conversation with your friend, or beating yourself up for not being able to say “no” to unrealistic demands on your time. You tell yourself you’re just trying to make sense […]

Continue Reading

Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Written by on September 18, 2017 in Adaptability, Emotional Mastery, Quotations with 24 Comments

Gratitude is one of the few feel-good concepts that even the most ardent naysayers of “positive thinking” are inclined to give a nod of approval. Aside from its virtuous character, there’s no shortage of scientific evidence that grateful people are happier, more resilient to stress, experience greater empathy, improved sleep and enhanced self-esteem. What’s not […]

Continue Reading

Year-End Goals: It’s Not Too Late to Create Something Remarkable!

Year-End Goals: It’s Not Too Late to Create Something Remarkable!

Written by on September 11, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 23 Comments

~ We all love stories about overcoming, especially the everyday hero, who rises above their challenges to come from behind, arms stretched to the sky with joy as they cross the finish line. How would it feel if YOU could end this year on that kind of a high note? If you are not the […]

Continue Reading

Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Accountability, Self-Awareness with 27 Comments

Last week I found myself reflecting on all of the things that I take for granted, like when I decided to treat myself to a 30-day break during the month of August. There was the road trip around my new home state of Oregon, and lots of hiking. Then there were the work projects, a […]

Continue Reading

Every Once In A While You Need to Disconnect

Every Once In A While You Need to Disconnect

Written by on July 28, 2017 in Self-Care with 0 Comments

~ If there’s one thing that really frustrates me it’s finding an interesting looking blog with no new posts. So if you’ve found your way to Emotionally Resilient Living you should know that I am taking a break to work on a couple of important projects that I’ll be introducing next month, which means this […]

Continue Reading

Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 34 Comments

~ Today we’re going to explore the surprising benefits of that endless stream of mental chatter known as self-talk, the ongoing narrative that represents the world in your head. Let’s be honest, outside of occasional reminders to think this / not that in an attempt to stay positive, most of us leave our inner dialogue to […]

Continue Reading

Top