Move beyond staying positive

I recently spoke with a man struggling to stay positive within his workplace. Several months earlier he had committed to changing his attitude. He had spent too many years complaining with coworkers and leaving the office at the end of the day emotionally exhausted. He didn’t want to be part of the toxicity that permeates his work group anymore.…

Going to the balcony

By David Emerald As you read this post, please pause for a moment and observe yourself. Where are you sitting or standing? Notice what you are doing (in addition to reading this). What is going on around you? How are you feeling (mad, glad, sad, excited, etc.)? How are you reacting to this unusual start to…

The origins of drama

By David Emerald Have you ever wondered why your conflict has so much drama? We learn and develop strategies to get what we want as children. As infants and toddlers we are little beings looking up at giant and powerful adults.  We all used our innate survival instincts to secure food, sleep, warmth, love and…