New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Last

What is your New Year’s resolution? This is one of the fun points of turning the calendar — reflecting on the past year and considering our goals for the next 365 (or 366) days. I have heard many well-intentioned resolutions for healthy personal improvements: make new friends, eat less dessert foods, quit smoking, conquer a … More New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Last

Too Much Confrontation?: (Confronting Friends, Part 2)

Confrontation with anyone, let alone our friends, can be difficult. One of the skills we hope to develop is how to speak up for ourselves and advocate for our needs with other people. This doesn’t only mean learning how to ask for what we want, but also learning how to confront others when we feel … More Too Much Confrontation?: (Confronting Friends, Part 2)

Life’s Checkpoints — Creating Motivation and Happiness

Are you feeling unmotivated, stagnant, or bored recently? Is there a sense that your days are repetitive or routine? If not, feel free to read on anyway just for fun. These emotions tend to have something in common: passivity. We’re waiting for something to happen, something to change, something to move us forward in our … More Life’s Checkpoints — Creating Motivation and Happiness