Sep 19

Despite the widely held belief that standing firm in your positions is a sign of strength (the image of certainty, confidence, and success), strategically embracing ambiguity can be the secret to overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Specifically, the way we think about our circumstances and the potential future outcomes of our efforts can be greatly aided by keeping an open mind about various possibilities. Instead of relying on the certainty of having only one path to arrive at your goal, embrace the options of a network of paths that will increase your chances of arriving at your desired destination. Continue reading »

Sep 12

Anxiety lives in the future. It cannot exist in the present moment. If something bad is happening in the present moment, you might not like it, but you are not anxious about it. Anxiety requires the ambiguity of the future. The never-ending “what if” questions. You cannot ask “what if” questions about what has already happened, or what is currently happening. Anxiety thrives in the unknown. Continue reading »

Sep 06

Workplaces do not start off toxic, they develop into hostile environments over time. Knowing what the warning signs are and having a few practical tools at the ready can help to prevent the corrosion of a successful work environment. Read more here – Originally published in GP Solo July/August 2017.

 

Shawn Healy, PhD

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