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Regret: The Illusion that There’s a Right and Wrong Path

What if I’d taken that job, married a different person, moved when I had the chance? There are so many choices in life and it’s so easy to feel like we would be happier and more secure right now if … Continue reading

You have a Built in Remedy for Worry, Fear and Adult-Onset-Seriousness

Our last few blog posts have been highlighting how our minds can click into a setting and affect the way life looks and how we handle things and how easy it can be to snap out of it.  We have … Continue reading

Your Mind May go Over to the Dark Side but Here’s How Quickly You can Snap Out of It

In case you missed it, our last blog post was about how we all have settings like a washing machine that we sometimes get stuck on, like worry, anxiety or judgement.  In this week’s audio blog Erika talks about how … Continue reading

Is Your Dial Stuck on a Setting? How a simple shift can re-set anyone

  Anyone else spend half of high school comparing yourself to other people? And feeling like a loser as a result? Yes, it’s normal, but it’s also a habit that some people never lose. Or it gets replaced by a … Continue reading

3 Reasons You Don’t Have to be Scared of the Future

People have a hard time with uncertainty. Our imaginations tend to run wild, filling in the blanks with worst-case scenarios and what-ifs. What if my kid doesn’t turn out ok? What if I end up alone? What if things don’t … Continue reading

How People Change: The difference between our approach and the wildly popular cognitive-type approaches

We are re-posting this blog as it has been a very popular topic. At Pransky and Associates we talk about a set of principles that help people make sense of what’s happening in their own minds. Although we do talk … Continue reading

Why it Never Works to Bully Yourself

No matter how much self-development you’ve done in your life at some times (maybe even often) you find yourself in a state of mind that you don’t want to be in and you pressure yourself to feel differently in that … Continue reading

When Life Looks Terrible, Hard and Scary

This video is from a talk we gave to Israeli teens who lost family members due to the conflict in their country. It’s easy to see how their lives can look terrible, hard and scary. We all can have difficult … Continue reading

The Real Source of Stress and Are We Really ‘stuck with it’? – Part 2

A completely new model of stress.  If stressful events like moving and trauma can’t cause us stress (if you missed part 1 of this series that talks about that, click here) than why DO we have stress?  Watch this video … Continue reading

The Real Source of Stress and Are We Really ‘stuck with it’? – Part 1

Stress is an intriguing subject. It is the most problem in the civilized world. There is evidence that stress compounds, if not causes many illnesses, it compromises our effectiveness in life, it can affect our relationships, and generally makes us … Continue reading

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