Are you too busy managing everyone else's schedule to take responsibility for your own happiness?
What would happen at work if…
1. You repeatedly showed up late.
2. You consistently neglected your responsibilities.
3. You ignored your primary tasks because you tried to do everything yourself.
If you committed these infractions at work, your employer would have cause for dismissal.
Learn how to look at life from a brighter, more positive perspective!
My friend Kate was driving with her dad when he showed her what it really means to look on the bright side. It happened the day they got a flat tire and his face lit up.
“Oh good!” he said. “I’ve been meaning to teach you how to change a flat tire and now we have the perfect opportunity!”
Get the real story about forgiveness and how it can allow you to heal and let go of your ex.
We've all heard about how important it is to forgive. This might be a lesson that your parents or religious and spiritual leaders taught you when you were a young child. In most people's minds, "forgiveness" is something kind and beneficial. It is also expected. As great as forgiveness is, few people genuinely do it.
Individuals with high self-confidence and self-esteem have great success in life!
Success in life, friendship, business, family dynamics and spiritual growth has self-confidence and self-esteem at the foundation. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness everywhere they go. As parents and caring adults, you will want to share methods and techniques to build self-confidence with the young people in your circle of influence. One of the most important part of teaching a life-skill is to improve the concept in our own lives. Here are three more tips to help build self-esteem and self-confidence in your kids.
5 positive, healing intentions that will help you live the life you're longing for after divorce.
In all the years that we have been saying to clients, "Intentions equal results," this past couple weeks was the first time the concept of "setting intentions" really seemed to resonate with people. Instead of setting resolutions, sites like Facebook were ablaze with people setting their intentions for the year.
It's easy to put people in boxes, but at what cost to your health?
What Little Box Are You Living In?
Have you ever noticed that we have a tendency to put people in little boxes, as if that is all there is to them? These are the labels that we quickly spout off when someone asks us something like, “What is Susan like?” More a label than a description, these boxes are a one dimensional view of a person, as if that were our nature. It reminds me of a old song by Malvina Reynolds..
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Before I tell you how to sign up for these great benefits, I really have to get something off my chest. Ok, here it goes… I once met a friend who thoroughly enjoyed ringing the Salvation Army bell each holiday season. My response was, “why would you spend your time ringing a bell for free when you could be out having fun?” I admit, standing around ringing a bell did not sound like a fun time, but neither did any “volunteer” activity when I was in my 20’s. If I did not receive a pay check for my time, why would I want to d
Having a more positive state of mind can keep out the negative emotions that ruin your days!
Every once in a while, I like to do a quick quasi-experiment with my psychology classes. I hand out slips of paper to everyone in the class. It appears (to the students) that all of these papers are the same, although they in fact are quite different. Half of the class has just received a slip asking them to name the three best events that happened to them over the past week. The other half of the class receives a paper that asks them to list the three worst events that happened to them during the past week.
Use resilience to follow through with your 2012 resolutions!
2012 is quickly approaching and many of us will start thinking of resolutions for the New Year. It can actually feel uplifting to begin a new plan such as joining a gym to get fit, writing one page a day for the next Great American novel, or more prosaically, keeping up with your inbox).
But, as most of us know, the novelty wears off as we get bored and discouraged. We’re suddenly confronted with the day to day challenge of sustaining our goals. Unexpected events throw us off course. We need to stay late at work, we can’t leave our smart phone or a relative gets sick. Disappointingly, one day of missing the goal then leads to missing the next and next day, until we feel defeated and our goal is abandoned.