Four Jurors: When Attachment to Our Beliefs Blinds Us to the Truth

I write a lot about attachment and certainty. I’ve been fascinated throughout my career by the way we, as human…

Unnecessary Protection: How to Deal with Perceived Threats vs. Real Threats

It’s natural to protect ourselves. The world is scary and there are real threats out there. Unfortunately, we spend far…

Embrace Positive Thinking

Recently, someone wrote in and asked me the following questions regarding positive thinking. I thought they were great questions, so…

A Jar of Marbles: The Impact of Our Environment

A man filled a jar with marbles, and once the jar was filled, he turned around in the other direction. When…

Be Mindful of All or Nothing Thinking

Splitting is a psychological concept that describes the way people have a tendency to see things in terms of black…

Talk to Yourself, Talk Some More, Then Repeat: Be Mindful of the Power of Self-Talk

I’ve seen research suggesting that if we hear something even five times, we’ll begin to believe that it might be…

Be Present

Do you ever snap out of a daydream only to realize that you were either lost somewhere in the past…

Beware A Lean Advisor: Should You Take Advice From Desperate People?

A lion once tried to convince a mountain goat to come down off the barren crags and enjoy the sweet,…

Excuses: A Reality Check

A man asked his neighbor if he could borrow his car. The neighbor said, “No, I’m sorry, but I have…

Untie the Dog: Letting Go of the Habits You Never Needed In the First Place

The master was preparing to lead the people in the Great Ceremony. As he was putting the final touches on…