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What to Say to Someone Going Through a Hard Time

It’s hard to watch people we care about go through hard times. Whether they’re dealing with illness, mental health struggles, financial hardship, a floundering relationship, or any other kind of personal trial, we want to do whatever we can to help. The problem is that some of our best intentions can sometimes go awry: we […]

Accepting Yourself

If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard something like, “You can do anything!” or “You’re more powerful than you think you are!” or “You are incredible just the way you are,” I’d be a very wealthy person. As someone who has always been interested in self-improvement and designing happiness, I’ve taken in […]

Being Asleep at the Wheel

2020 has been a year like no other. From the election to the pandemic, we’ve been hit with surprises at every turn: some ups, and (let’s face it) a whole lot of downs. But what’s been interesting to me, as I think back on this year, is this: even though we’ve had to adapt to […]

The Power of Being Relaxed, Open, and Patient

Life is rarely easy. We all face challenges of one sort or another—illness, loss, fear, mental health challenges, financial distress, and so on. Even if you aren’t struggling with anything personal at the moment, the world in general seems to be in constant turmoil these days. The chaos and uncertainty of the world can be […]

Insecurity and Fear

Learning to feel, describe, and respond to our emotions isn’t as easy as it sounds. It can be difficult for some people to even be aware of their emotions, much less be willing to face them and get to the bottom of them. This is especially true for negative feelings like insecurity and fear. These […]

How to Reframe Your Fears

Of all the things that can hold you back from “creating happy” in your life, fear is the biggest one. Your fears, and how you handle them, can make all the difference in how you see and interact with the world. Your fears work against you: because of them, you might put off getting started, […]

Releasing Yourself from Childhood Fears

Childhood can be a truly scary time. And while getting over some childhood fears is just a matter of age and maturity (I’ve yet to meet an adult who’s afraid of slimy, one-eyed monsters in the closet), there are some childhood fears that stubbornly stick around well into adulthood. Releasing yourself from those childhood fears, […]

5 Fears That Creatives Must Overcome

In my work with creatives over the years, I’ve noticed that there are many things that most creatives have in common. Most of them appreciate art and beauty, most of them are passionate about what they create, most of them want to make the world a better place. But there’s another thing they share, too: […]