Saying “No” Can Actually Mean Saying “Yes”

“No” is a word that most humans, of all ages, resist. Why? Because we don’t like to be told what to do, or to feel rejected. At the same time, there is much evidence to support boundaries in life and how they actually serve to make us stronger in the long term. If you...

The Social Media Dialectic

There’s no question that technology and social media have noticeably impacted the way we live our day-to-day lives.  We’re constantly posting, tweeting, commenting, liking, and now “reacting” to news, photos, moods, or ideas posted by both people we know and people we...

Dialectical Coping

How do we cope in the wake of adversity, pain, loss? As we know, we each cope differently and we each cope in a way which feels right to us at the time. After the emotions surrounding the situation have abated, we tend to look back on the situation we just...