Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare is always in a rush, while the tortoise moves at its own slow, relaxed pace. Surprisingly, when the two race each other, the tortoise comes in first, proving that sometimes slow and steady wins the race. Yes, this is merely a fable. … Read more Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dilemma of Being an Overachiever
Often people want to make changes, but are overwhelmed by a very loud and convincing inner critic. An inner critic is: a powerful, internal voice that tells us we cannot do well in life and achieve our goals a form of self-criticism a common symptom of depression An inner critic is a voice that is … Read more Achieving Goals Despite Your Inner Critic: A Helpful Metaphor
Many people drink as part of socializing with others and feel it helps them loosen up, have a better time, and overcome any social anxiety they may feel. They may think alcohol helps them stay connected with people and have better relationships. Yet, after reflection, some people find that alcohol use actually interferes with their … Read more Quit Drinking to Create Better Relationships
Excessive drinking is a safety issue in more ways than one. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10,265 individuals were killed in drunk-driving accidents in 2015 alone. Use of Uber or Lyft may help one avoid driving while intoxicated, however, drinking has other risks we often don’t think about. Safety Risks of Excessive … Read more Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and What It Can Tell You
Most people who drink excessively experience times where they know it is causing problems for them. From too many hang-overs to conflicts with family members and friends, drinking frequently to excess can interfere with your relationships, impact your work and other activities, and basically disrupt your life. Is this you or someone you know? When … Read more Drinking Too Much and Trying to Stop?