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How to Stop Worrying Now

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Worry is a useless emotion because it doesn’t help anything.  It is a complete waste of time and energy because it doesn’t change anything. Worrying does not prevent negative events from happening, nor does it result in positive outcomes. Instead, it creates deadly symptoms and health problems such as: […]

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Better than Hand Washing and Avoiding Crowds

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC We all know that hand washing and social distancing are important to prevent catching and spreading the Coronavirus. However, some other things may be even better for your physical and psychological well-being. The best thing we can all do is keep our immune systems as high-functioning as possible by […]

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Better to Ask Than Assume

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC We all tend to make quick judgments with limited information in this fast-paced day and age. It’s both necessary and dangerous. According to Timothy Wilson, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, we are faced with around 11 million pieces of information at any given moment. Because the […]

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The Best Approach for Dealing with Conflict

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Most of us have a habitual “go-to” response when dealing with conflict. This knee-jerk reaction may work sometimes, but not in every situation. That’s because no single approach works for all conflicts. However, there is a best approach for every different circumstance. Different situations call for different methods. So […]

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Change Your Life in 2020 by Changing Your Self-Talk

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Our brains are like computers, storing and acting on the programs that we have received since birth. Unfortunately, about 77% of these programs are negative. According to Shad Helmstetter, PhD, author of What to Say When You Talk to Yourself and Negative Self-Talk & How to Change It, if […]

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How to Thrive Over the Holidays Using Your EQ

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC With all the stress and conflict the holidays can bring, it’s a great opportunity to build your emotional quotient muscles. Why should you care about your emotional quotient (EQ)?  EQ affects your performance, relationships, happiness and well-being, ability to handle stress, and how much money you make. According to […]

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Our Future is Bright with These Leaders

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC I am incredibly confident in our future after working with a cohort of 16 amazing emerging leaders since February of this year. We just finished piloting a 9-month leadership development program at the U.S. Army TACOM Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems. This program was a combination of […]

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How to Stop Being Frustrated by Others

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Most frustrations are due to unmet expectations. You believe you will be promoted, and someone else gets the job. You plan to celebrate the holidays with family members, and they make travel arrangements for Florida. You assume you will be in and out of a medical appointment quickly, and […]

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