Tag Archives: happiness

(#406) Purpose and Authenticity

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

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(#282) The Story of the Lavender Farmer

“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

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(#262) Resilience: What’s Your Story?

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

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(#189) Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Authentic.

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

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(#163) Foster Civility-Nurturing Gratitude

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

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(#156) Putting Action Behind Your Intentions: A Call To Action!

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

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(#154) What Is Shaping Your Reality?

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

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