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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

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

If everyone has health what about depressed and suicidal people?

If you’ve been following us for very long you know that one of the cornerstones of the work that we do is that everyone has the ability to self-correct, everyone has a buoyancy or a health inside of them that … Continue reading

Our Goals and Ideas: A source of inspiration, or a source of pressure and disappointment

Ever feel like this donkey? Have you ever had goals work against you because they’re too big or unrealistic? Your goals and ideas about life can help rally your focus and motivation, or they can backfire. If you’ve fallen short … Continue reading

Parenting can be a challenge during the holidays… a full house, so much to do…

  If you could use some Parenting Pixie dust, here’s a recent talk we gave at a conference in Minneapolis on the Four Big Parenting Traps and how you can avoid them. Hope this makes your holidays happier!  Click here … Continue reading

Losing my Coolant

Last week the “low coolant level” indicator came on my dashboard. My husband said he’d check it when I got home but since I got home dark, he couldn’t get to it. The next day I was driving to an … Continue reading

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

Erika Bugbee explains how the point of cognitive approaches is to try change or manage the way someone thinks. This process usually involves reframing or giving instructions, answers, or explanations.  In contrast, the principles-based approach (the approach we use at … Continue reading

Very Warm Wishes from Pransky and Associates

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A teleconference on parenting

This is a teleconference that I did with Rudi Kennard of 3 Principles Movies.  It is part of a relationship series and the subject is relationships in parenting.  I’ll post a teleconference with Erika Bugbee next month. Click here to play and … Continue reading

The White Flag in my Battle with Perfectionism Part 2

In my previous post, I said this is not about perfectionism, because it’s really about all kinds of thinking. I saw something about the nature of Thought in that moment. I have since seen more things about the nature of Thought … Continue reading

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