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That Thing You Do: The Workaholic – Episode 2

“Okay! What’s next” was the thought that constantly ran through Martha’s head, like a metronome keeping her in beat to her non-stop lifestyle.  Anytime there was a beat, a pause, a silence – “What’s next?! – egged her on. Martha was indeed a work-a-holic! Like all...

That Thing You Do: Perfectionism – Episode 1

We all know people who we wish could just see, and own, their stuff.  You know, that thing they do, over and over again, which leads to outcomes they say they don’t want: The wrong guy, the dead-end job, unequal friendships, or just lack of progress. But do you know...

That Thing You Do! New Skill Weekly Series Launch

We all have a thing. You know - a familiar way we react when we get emotionally triggered. Some of us are aware that we have a tendency to react in certain ways to certain situations. Maybe a close friend has brought this to your awareness. Or maybe you’re a seeker...

Are You Approach Or Avoidance Motivated? A Mini Quiz

What gets you moving? When you have a goal or need a change, what’s top of mind; the reward – or the avoidance of a loss? Today’s SKILL WEEKLY talks about the pros and cons of each, and has a mini-quiz about drives your motivation, and how to use it to your advantage!...

4 Quick Fixes to Interrupt an Emotional Spiral

When you’ve been triggered and your emotion passengers are trying to hijack your mind-body vehicle, it can feel like your loosing control! You get pulled into a full cascade of psycho-physiological reactivity. Breathing gets shallow, muscles tense, and we can’t think...

Is The Digital Age Fueling Toxic Reassurance Seeking?

We all need a little reassurance sometimes. Someone to tell us we’re on track, doing great, or just confirm that we don’t have food in our teeth! But could this normal behavior be becoming more problematic in the digital age? Has Internet, smartphone, and social media...

Is FOTU Fueling Millennial Anxiety (and Depression)?

Feelings of uncertainty and doubt come part and parcel with building a life you love. Yet it’s so easy to get hijacked by the anxiety and worry, when we don’t know for sure.

We can get paralyzed by the F.O.T.U. Fear Of The Unknown!

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