How to Be Your Own Hero & Leave Your Victim Behind

“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.” -Paulo Coelho How often do you say things out loud or to yourself like: “He makes me feel stupid!” “I’m depressed because she is always criticizing me.” “I would be […]

3 Steps for Befriending Emotional Triggers (Or How To Get Your Brain Back)

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” -Pema Chodron In the last blog, we learned about what causes emotional triggers–or even worse–a full-blown amygdala highjacking. Sounds a bit like a terrorist attack–only it’s coming from inside your brain. Just knowing that everyone gets […]

Uncovering Emotional Triggers or Where Did My Brain Just Go?

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.”   -Victor Frankl Have you ever walked into your parents’ house as a mature adult and suddenly turned into a rebellious teenager? Or suddenly burst […]