My roots have been ripped out from beneath me…

Scroll down. Ever felt like this? Unanchored. Floundering. Lost. Toppling. Ungrounded. Unstable. Are you feeling anxious yet?  When this tree in my backyard was being ripped out of the ground I felt like my heart was being pulled out of my chest.  My inner turmoil was paralleling the chaos outside. It’s not often that I […]

Goal Frustration—The Threats are Out There!

          Pessimistic? Perhaps. Powerful? More so than you may think. Research shows that individuals who engage in what they’ve coined “defensive pessimism” participate in increased self-regulation when faced with distress in the pursuit of a goal.  What does this mean?  You are more likely to develop plans and take action when you consider your goal […]