There’s not much to say about this cartoon, except that the events depicted in the cartoon did happen. I was also really surprised when I cared more about my coffee than I did about spilling it on myself (the coffee wasn’t too hot at the time thankfully). I knew I had been powering through trying to get more stuff done than was humanly possible – but even I hadn’t realized that I had reached that level of fatigue.
I woke up before everyone else this morning and snuck down to my office to try and think of a Mother’s Day cartoon. No matter what I sketched, nothing seemed to really come to me. I was totally blank. [Read more...]
Logical descions aren’t always the best decisions. Sometimes you have to make choices based on your heart’s desire – like when you choose a life partner, ice cream flavor or a career. [Read more...]
I drew this cartoon about 3 years ago – and then I couldn’t think of a caption. I don’t know why I liked this little drawing so much but I kept trying every now and then to think of something to go with it. Every single time I tried I got frustrated and came up with nothing. [Read more...]
Most of us hope there is going to be a time that we want to clean our house, work out, eat a spinach salad for lunch everyday and learn to speak Japanese. The truth is that, if we simply wait for that day, it will NEVER happen. [Read more...]
Many people misundertand cognitive therapy and equate it with positive thinking. After learning a few of the strategies, some of us think that we should suck it up – or if we are still angry then we beat ourselves up because we think we shouldn’t be angry. Anger (and every other emotion) is there to tell you what you need and don’t have in the moment or if there is still a belief lurking in the recesses of your mind that is causing trouble. [Read more...]
I’ve never been overly fond of Valentine’s Day. If you’re alone, you feel left out. If you’re in a relationship, you’re expectations are often too high or there’s too much pressure. But, God help you if you have kids! Be prepared to spend hours helping out with their Valentine’s, baking cupcakes and rooting through the laundry (or running to the store) looking for red clothes to wear on the big day. [Read more...]
As some of you know, Kim Sogge (from the Verbal Jujutsu video) and I were going to record the intro to mindfulness class together. Unfortunately, we had some technical problems and had to scrap everything that we recorded.
Until we figure out how to successfully record something while she’s at her end of the country and I’m at mine, I’ll have to do the recordings myself. So, I’m busy rerecording the mindfulness course and the first classes should be up in a couple of days!
Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy them when they are ready.
Here is the first installment of what I hope will be many free videos on Wired to Worry University! I really wanted to start with this topic because so many of the people I see are struggling with someone difficult in their lives and blame themselves for the conflict they are experiencing. My intention with this class is that you are kinder to yourself and have some new strategies to practice so that you can better protect yourself from a verbal attack!
I hope that you’ll be able to join me and Dr. Kim Sogge for this free webinar about how to deal with angry and aggressive people. I see so many people who struggle (especially when they’re anxious) with workplace bullies and critical friends and family members that I thought this would be a great place to start with the free online self-help series that I am starting.