Here are a couple of tips for increasing your motivation and achieving your goals, whether they're New Year's resolutions or any others throughout the year. Also, what types of goals to set to increase your happiness, whether you achieve them or not.
It's easy to get hung up on the pursuit of extrinsic pursuits like money and power, but those aren't the path to a deep sense of happiness and fulfillment in the long run.
In this brief segment for WSLS in Virginia, I discuss why an intrinsic orientation can help you to achieve the kind of life you probably really want.
Whether you're able to achieve them or not, fixating on the pursuit of extrinsic goals like money, cars, and clothes tends to backfire on you. Yet, that's exactly what society conditions us to do.
In this segment for San Antonio's Daytime @ Nine, I discuss how you can reorient your efforts toward intrinsic goals, and start feeling better right now.
Dads don't need to be superheros to make a big difference in their kids' lives (and neither do moms, by the way).
In this interview for the San Diego Living morning show, I stress the need for dads to take it easier on themselves, and provide some communication tips they can use to form stronger bonds with their kids.
Historically, mothers have felt more internal and external pressure to be perfect, but fathers aren't immune to the pressure.
In this interview on Let's Talk Live in Washington, D.C., I dispel the myth that dads need to be perfect, discuss their changing roles in the family, and provide some helpful tips for dads.
About 46% of kids today in the U.S. grow up in a traditional nuclear family. The remainder live in various "nontraditional" situations, including an increasing number of single father households.
In this Family 411 segment, I offer some insight into the unique challenges facing dads trying to make it work by themselves.
When you dive deeply into your moment-to-moment experience of your life, you're better able to notice core human needs and capacities that you may not be attending to. Then you know what to do to feel more engaged and satisfied.
I cover more on these topics and others in this segment for NTV's Mental Health Monday.
Did you know that not only can your motivation affect your ability to achieve your goals, but that it works the other way, too?
In this segment for NTV's Mental Health Monday, I cover a few fundamentals that will help you set long- and short-term goals that will keep you moving AND keep you happy along the way.
Setbacks, disappointments, and even tragedies are a fact of life. But they don't have to throw you too far off track. In fact, you can use them as the basis for a redemptive storyline for your life . . . and feelings of deep meaning and satisfaction.
Here I provide a quick overview for NTV's Mental Health Monday.
People often demonize the traits, thoughts, or behaviors they're trying to change. Yet, they are your reptilian brain's attempt to help you.
In this segment for NTV's Mental Health Monday, I cover what you can learn from the aspects of yourself you don't like. Plus, why the "angel" and "devil" on your shoulders are really in cahoots.
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