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4 Fear Responses😨that Lead to a Better You

  Many years ago I worked in a group home. Part of my duties there required that I wake up the residents and get them ready for work or school. One of the residents was a high school football player. He was a big guy with arms the size of tree trunks. Generally, he remained […]

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You Find What You Seek

You find what you seek. I’ve been preaching this message for a while. I created a guided journal that makes a big deal about this, just finished a novella (to be published soon) that centers on this theme, and I talk about the law of attraction all the time. Yet, despite my constant preaching, like […]

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You’re Not Broken

You’re Not Broken. Things may feel like bad right now. But it’s not because you’re damaged. You’re Not Broken. You can hurt. A lot. But that doesn’t mean it’s some defect in you. You’re Not Broken. You faced rejection. But that means you weren’t a good fit for someone who was in their own pain. […]

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7 Ways to Stop Being an Asshole

Why can’t they just be nice? Is it really so hard to spread love instead of all this hatred? Why do they have to be assholes? It’s a common theme and it was pandemic throughout 2020. Mean people suck and it’s your job to be nice. Those people over there just aren’t being nice. But […]

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Overcoming “Chump to Champ”

“I’ve come a long way since then.” You’ve likely heard someone say something like this. Perhaps you’ve said it. Often we don’t question a statement like this. Indeed, some marketers even use the formula of telling a story that shows how their product or service has changed them (self included). However, occasionally we meet someone […]

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What 2020 Did For Me!

There’s been an enormous amount of anger at 2020. The result has been innumerable vitriolic memes, despair, and upset. However, one of the major themes of Emotional Embuffination is to redirect focus from what we don’t like to what we do. It’s not about ignoring problems, but about depriving those problems of the power they […]

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Why Can’t They Accept Facts?

If you’ve had any political discussions this year, you’ve likely had the following experience: While talking to someone entrenched in a political position, you point out facts showing the other person isn’t making any sense. They’re facts which seem impossible to argue with. And, to your absolute shock, you discover they’ve found some weird way […]

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Who Hates 2020?

In this video we discuss the habit of sharing memes that announce how much everyone hates 2020 and why doing so can be detrimental to your mental well-being.  

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Are Conservatives More Easily Disgusted Than Liberals?

2020 has been a very divisive year. While this has caused a lot of misery, it also affords us a unique opportunity to look at the psychology of conflict. The “Karen” phenomenon has taken a central position on the 2020 stage. If you aren’t caught up to at least season 2 of 2020, you might […]

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The Limiting Belief Paradox

After graduating law school I decided to hang my shingle. I opened up my shop and started taking on clients. I kept thinking, “I know this will be hard at first, but one day I’m going to make a lot of money.” It was the narrative everyone had told me. Start your own business and […]