How to Analyze, Tear Down and Rationalize the False Narratives We Believe

Posted on June 13, 2021Categories POWER   Leave a comment on How to Analyze, Tear Down and Rationalize the False Narratives We Believe

Every word and sentence that people say about themselves tells an enduring and more consistent story of how they perceive and experience life. For example, if someone refers to others as “stupid” and then utters painful stories where they expose ideas of their own worthlessness, it begins to shape a narrative of the way that person suffers. This person may see things in a depressed light. He or she may believe that life only deals a poor hand of cards, … Continue reading “How to Analyze, Tear Down and Rationalize the False Narratives We Believe”

Letters to My Younger Self: The 25-Year-Old Who’s Setting Sail for the First Time

Posted on June 12, 2021Categories POWER   Leave a comment on Letters to My Younger Self: The 25-Year-Old Who’s Setting Sail for the First Time

“Letters to My Younger Self” is a series focused on wisdom and self-awareness. Just as you write letters to a friend to encourage and uplift them, here is the advice we would go back and tell our younger selves. Dear 25-year-old me, Your world is about to turn upside down in the best way possible. Don’t worry. You won’t be alone. Take a deep breath, and read on.  You’re moving to New York City this week! Newly single, newly sober and … Continue reading “Letters to My Younger Self: The 25-Year-Old Who’s Setting Sail for the First Time”

How to Celebrate When You Are Feeling the Birthday Blues 

Posted on June 9, 2021Categories POWER   Leave a comment on How to Celebrate When You Are Feeling the Birthday Blues 

At the beginning of the pandemic, two weeks after much of the world shut down, I celebrated my 22 birthday at home with my family. My mom cooked my favorite meal. We played a board game at the kitchen table. In the evening, we went for a walk around our neighborhood like many other families desperate for a breath of fresh air. Throughout the day, I fought against feelings of sadness and loneliness. Even though it was my birthday. Perhaps … Continue reading “How to Celebrate When You Are Feeling the Birthday Blues “

How to Deal With ‘Playground Bullies’ Who Are All Grown Up

Posted on June 7, 2021Categories POWER   Leave a comment on How to Deal With ‘Playground Bullies’ Who Are All Grown Up

I remember the shock when I heard my son had been shoved against the concrete wall in the school hallway. I can feel the tension in my chest now as I picture him in that hall. A teacher nearby swooped in and grabbed the bully. My son, shaken and injured, seemed to be able to work through it well, in part, because the boy got caught.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the reality with kids, and definitely not with adults. In … Continue reading “How to Deal With ‘Playground Bullies’ Who Are All Grown Up”

Why Self-Awareness Is Important When Traveling In Groups

Posted on June 6, 2021Categories POWER   Leave a comment on Why Self-Awareness Is Important When Traveling In Groups

On one uncommonly sunny and warm day in Portland, my friend and I, driving back from a day on the river with freshly sun-kissed skin, were talking about some of our favorite trips we took that year, both together and with others. We realized the most enjoyable trips were the ones we experienced with friends who knew themselves well enough to voice their preferences and were able to adapt to the unexpected. This sparked the topic of self-awareness when traveling … Continue reading “Why Self-Awareness Is Important When Traveling In Groups”