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Tag Archives: happiness
We limit our own growth and spiritual development. “I’ll be really happy if Negative Neil doesn’t come to the party.” I go to the party. Sure enough, Negative Neil attends. I grouse, complain, and shuffle off to a corner to … Continue reading
Mortality salience often leads you to ask questions about the meaning in your life. In his book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People, Dan Buettner builds a case for well-being consisting of three strands: pleasure, … Continue reading
“It has been a saga, but I am determined to be successful, and continue to learn from each chapter,” she said. “Thank heaven they come one at a time.” In addition to my time on stage or facilitating smaller workshops, … Continue reading
What autobiography have you created? Time for a revision? This month’s Time magazine (June 1, 2015) hit harmonious chords about actions that can create disharmonious life situations. In “The Science of Bouncing Back” Mandy Oaklander explores strategies for resilience. Citing … Continue reading
Be the person you want to be on the way to being the person you want to be! The New Year always brings calls for new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal. At the risk of adding to the cliché catalogue of … Continue reading
Make the world a better place this week with one more act of civility and one more act of gratitude. In preparation for an upcoming webinar, I reacquainted myself with some excellent books. Each one has timely—if not “timeless”—strategies to … Continue reading
Ask yourself this question: “What one action, if I take it today, will get me closer to my goal?” One problem with professional development activities is follow-through. The program can be dynamic, the speaker engaging, and the audience tuned in … Continue reading
Positive psychology tells us what we visualize creates our reality. At the end of each semester, my intent is to leave my students with one final lesson that will bring together a few of the main topics and teachings of … Continue reading
No matter what we do, we owe it to ourselves, the task at hand, and the people around us to do it with pride and integrity. I started class this past week by showing a slide with three letters: P-T-M. … Continue reading