YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE MAKING YOU UNHAPPY

YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE MAKING YOU UNHAPPY

Last week I told you that to be happy in your life and relationship, you needed to keep your standards high and your expectations low. We went over how to identify your standards and how to keep those boundaries.This week is all about those pesky expectations in your...
YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE HIGH STANDARDS AND LOW EXPECTATIONS

YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE HIGH STANDARDS AND LOW EXPECTATIONS

Today I’m going to talk about why you need to have high standards and low expectations. The big problem is that most people have it reversed. They have low standards but high expectations. In other words, most people will accept all kinds of bad behavior from other...
HOW TO GET OUT OF NEGATIVE THINKING

HOW TO GET OUT OF NEGATIVE THINKING

If I had to write down the number one complaint I hear from my clients it would be: “But I just can’t stop thinking about it.” Clients come in all the time saying that they just can’t stop playing a certain scenario over and over again in their mind or they just can’t...
GETTING OUT OF THE ROOMMATE RUT

GETTING OUT OF THE ROOMMATE RUT

There’s no time of year like the beginning of January to prompt a re-assessment of our habits and impassioned resolutions to “better ourselves” – and it’s a new decade, no less. While the majority of us are out signing up for that shiny new gym membership, many of us...
GRATITUDE IS A GATEWAY DRUG

GRATITUDE IS A GATEWAY DRUG

Last week we discussed appreciation and how it’s different than gratitude. I talked about how appreciation is all about being in the here and now and, by noticing it, you turn it from a neutral event into a positive one, thereby seeing it with new eyes. Today we’re...