Hope Floats Pt III

In this series we see how hope requires both self-reliance, and also a belief that the world will be a safe place. As we look at the need for trust and hope, we can see that when a rat did not feel it had the self-sufficiency to survive it gave up quickly. When a rat … Continue reading Hope Floats Pt III

Hope Floats Pt II

In our last article we looked at self-reliance, and how we can lose sight of reality when we are under pressure and don't believe we have the tools to continue. In this second installment, we will look at how self-belief but also a belief in the world is important for our well-being, and even our … Continue reading Hope Floats Pt II

The ABC Of Behavior Pt II

The next time you want to Netflix-binge but you know you'll feel guilty afterwards, do a deal with yourself. Reward yourself with as much Netflix as you want once you have completed all the goals you want to achieve. It may not be free Netflix, but it's something better - guilt-free Netflix. If that doesn't get the dopamine flowing nothing will.

The ABC Of Behavior Pt I

Consequence's through rewards or punishment are how we raise children, encourage team members, coach athletes, discourage criminal behavior, and any number of other behaviors we want to see modified in some way. What if we adjusted our sights a little and in our quest for self-improvement change our patterns by changing the things that influence us?