Gratitude or thankfulness gets a lot of attention in happiness studies. If the word gratitude brings up ‘should-ness’ and nightmares of writing endless thank you notes when you were six years old (as it does for my husband), please substitute appreciation/acknowledgement or some other word! People who intentionally notice and appreciate good things in their …Read More about How Being Thankful Reduces Stress
I presented a workshop to the North Star Women Firefighters Association (and one male firefighter!) on “Authentic Living”. Only about 3% of our nation’s firefighters are women, so as you can imagine, these were a special bunch. Many of them are volunteer firefighters, so they can be very busy juggling other paying jobs, their firefighting …Read More about What’s Really Behind What You Say You Want?
Are you happy? Here’s popular author James Patterson’s story about what inspires and motivates him to write. I think it’s a story capturing happiness magnificently. I truly love writing. I sometimes think about my grandfather when I reflect on this. When I was a boy, I lived in a town on the Hudson River. During …Read More about How To Say “NO” To Living Without Happiness Once And For All
One of the workshops I facilitate is an introductory training for managers and small business owners with the title: “How to Build Effective Communication with your Team Members”. Effective Communication is an essential skill to have in the workplace, if you want to be an effective manager or small business owner, who can motivate and engage …Read More about 6 Ways to Improve the Leadership Skill of Active Listening
“I want to…but I am just not sure I can!” As a coach, I often hear these words from clients who have a desire, others even have a vision, and they lack the confidence to jump and make the dream a reality. What about you? Many hold on to the comfort and security of what …Read More about Cracking the Confidence Code
Everyone has their own definition of what success looks like, feels like, and will allow them to do, be, and have. But many times, success is viewed as something “out there” – if we strive enough and work hard enough, we’ll get “it.” The truth is, success is always an inside job; it’s a combination …Read More about 5 Drivers of Ultimate Success
The ancient Greeks philosophized that there are two kinds of reality: the material (physical) world, of which Madonna is famously a denizen, and the immaterial or spiritual world — where I suppose someone like the Dalai Lama places his focus. This is called dualism. Because of this division, some people thought that what we did …Read More about Job performance: the new dualism
Sometimes it’s the little efforts that create great results. We have an impressive crab apple tree in our backyard. It grows just a few feet from our back door. Its branches reach up and over our yard twisting and spreading up and out from its twisted and textured trunk. In early Spring it explodes into …Read More about Great Results from Small Efforts