Tag: Sense of agency

Harnessing the Strengths of Your Survival Impulses

KEEPING YOUR RESPONSES TO STRESS, UPSET AND UNCERTAINTY HEALTHY “It was all your fault,” I hear either as a real statement or the sub-text of an accusation from family members and with my whole body, I want to run. “I’ve gotta get outta here!” I think with a sense of pressing urgency. My survival personality …

Elements of a Confident Kid…Balanced Positive Thinking

  Positive – good or useful – hopeful or optimistic 1 About Balanced Positive Thinking: It seems there is much debate about whether positive thinking actually leads to or deters from happiness and success. So positive thinking must be clearly defined. Advocates confirm that it can lead to positive health outcomes, skill development and goal …

Persistence through Life’s Adventures

Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure. – Amos Bronson Alcott “The driveway is too bumpy.” “I hate wearing bike helmets!” and “I don’t want to ride with training wheels” are all of the “reasons” my son vehemently cites for not learning to ride a bike when his friends …

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