How Ray Rice Looks to Me

Ray Rice did damage. His actions were completely unacceptable. But like Ray Rice, I’ve done damage. My behavior, a few times in my life, has been completely unacceptable. And the same goes for you and the many people who’ve jumped on the bandwagon of judgment. I know what you’re thinking: “That may be true, but… Read More

Highs and Lows

Where do they come from, our highs and lows? From our bank accounts, marital status, success or failures, the weather? Because sometimes it looks as if our moods come from circumstances such as these (and sometimes it doesn’t) this question has plagued human beings forever. So let’s see what we can do about ending the… Read More

Form, Function, and Injury

If you’re familiar with my articles, you know that they revolve around an inside-out understanding of how the human mind works: Innately, all of us are wired to feel the varying nature of our thinking (inside)—not the varying nature of our circumstances (outside). This week, however, I want to tackle a different topic: Why so… Read More

Five Keys to Activating Your Psychological Immune System

Most people don’t know it, but everyone owns a psychological immune system. Just like your physical immune system is designed to bring you back to health when ill, your psychological immune system will actually do the same at times of mental confusion or even depression. The trick, however, is to not interfere. That said, here… Read More

Practices, Practices

Mindfulness. Acceptance. Forgiveness. Positivity. Common practices in the fields of psychology, spirituality, and meditation. But are these practices necessary? Do these practices even work? My answer to both questions is no, and here’s why: They require thought. And thought is what causes a person to not be mindful, accepting, forgiving, or positive. You see, what… Read More

Another Sneak Peak Inside My New Book

Here’s another excerpt from the Path of No Resistance. As always, if you have any questions or comments, just reply to this email. The book is due out on October 14th. I hope you enjoy this sneak peak. Garret –  …There is a central theme of this chapter, and it runs throughout this book: If… Read More

From Chapter 4

Here’s another excerpt from chapter 4 of my upcoming book, The Path of No Resistance. The book is available for pre-order now, http://garretkramer.com/book/, and will  be in stores on October 14th. I Hope you enjoy this sneak peak. Garret — Why Free Will and Success Go Hand in Hand How do you suppose the late… Read More

So You Want to Be a Coach?

I’m often asked what it takes to start a career in the fields of life coaching, counseling, performance consulting, mental conditioning, and the like. Well, fact is: In spite of the many certification programs, coach-the-coach seminars, and online courses, which suggest that you can profit financially by becoming a coach, very few people actually make a… Read More

Why Analyzing Emotion Is Not in Your Best Interest

One question that often comes up in my work revolves around the subject of emotions: Is it okay to get mad, frustrated, anxious, sad, gleeful, excited, or even psyched up? The answer is: Not only is it okay, it’s totally normal. In fact, feeling emotion never gets us in hot water. We only find trouble… Read More

Seven Inside-out Traits of Great Leaders

There have been thousands of books and articles written about leadership. There’s also a plethora of companies today that teach leadership skills. In my experience, however, these resources are mostly someone’s ideas or theories about the specific behaviors that define great leaders. Yet, if you look closely, you’ll find that the behavior of inspiring leaders… Read More