Perfect Time For Mid-Year Resolutions

Article originally published in Waco Today Magazine.  June is a time of transition. The kids are out of school, the weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. Such seasonal or life changes often cue the brain that more change is coming, which helps...

What’s your happiness type?

When asked about goals for counseling, my clients often state simply “I want to be happier.” After this response, I usually ask what happiness means to them. Many people use examples of their friends who seem happier, and whose activities suggest they have a greater...

Beyond Time Management: Breaking the Procrastination Cycle.

“I’m just lazy.”  “I just don’t want to do it.”  “I don’t know why I don’t get things done.” These are common statements I hear when counseling people who procrastinate.  Procrastination is often misunderstood, and it is often labeled as laziness.  Many people do not...

Making Decisions…Should you “sleep on it”?

When making a big decision the old advice is to “sleep on it” and make the decision the next day.  It turns out that this advice has some scientific merit to it. Research shows that people experience “decision fatigue” after making multiple decisions during a single...