How Praising Productivity Influences our Relationship with Self-Care

To begin, I want to challenge you to think about what productivity means to you?   You may even go as far as to ask yourself, what it means to be successful in what you “produce” or can accomplish on a daily or weekly basis?   How has productivity been viewed in your life? Maybe in school, […]

Giving and Receiving Feedback Effectively

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We often hear the word “feedback” used in many different situations, whether at work, school, or even just when a friend wants our opinion on their new haircut. But what is feedback, and how can we use it effectively?  Feedback is a response to a message by someone else. Feedback can be given verbally or […]

When Failure Leads to Growth

Failure can bring up a mix of disappointing emotions. If we didn’t get first place or when we aren’t “the best,” we might struggle to come to terms with our shortcomings. It can be an especially hard life lesson to learn because often our fear of failure keeps us from trying in the first place. […]

Reframing: How to Shift Your Perspective in Conflict

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Anyone who has raised or worked with children likely has some key phrases or workarounds in their repertoire to make undesirable things more appealing. Instead of, “Can you finish your vegetables?” you may have learned to say “Would you like to eat your carrots or potatoes first?” Rather than, “Time for you to turn off […]