When I interviewed women for the book, From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work, a store cashier told me this story. She cried in her basement suite for a month after she was “accused of stealing when she did not even have training on how to manage the cash register.” She […]
T-shirt slogan: I LOVE Slave Lake, One Year Stronger
May 14 2012 was the anniversary of the Slave Lake, Alberta fire which destroyed approximately one-third of the buildings and left 732 people homeless.
“Ya, ya! I am listening,” I said as I unloaded the dishwasher. No! I was not. I was not using the listening skills that I know and profess helps improve relationships. I thought, the family dog does a better job at providing unconditional attention and affection. Indeed, a 2010 AP-Petside.com poll reported its findings from interviewing […]
How do we begin to listen with empathy, not with apathetic uncaring demeanor nor with smothering, “poor you, pity you” messages? First, we can begin with Stephen Covey’s most quoted phrase of “seek first to understand the other.” It is the seeking that is key to offering our attention and presence.
Humor can help you sustain a more positive, upbeat attitude while dealing with daily hassles. Every now and then, reflect on different situations and ask if you just might have taken yourself a little too seriously. It might be time to lighten up!
. I often leave memorial services inspired to live my days to their fullest . . . and often more consciously.
Learn to become familiar with your feeling state. Imagine watching yourself as if you were between 18 and 24 months old. Just notice. There is no need to express. Just be and study what this feeling is telling you.
Sometimes life stinks. We suddenly discover that we’ve been drifting in a leaky boat that finally goes under. No matter how competent we are events external to our locus of control destroys what is important to us. Multiple adversities make crumbling into ashes normal. Yet, through adversity, a stronger person emerges with increased self-esteem.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Anchor
“We have a plan!” I’ve heard that at many workplace meetings when the team assembled to prevent or solve a problem. To reduce your family stress and increase your family’s resilience begin to have regular Family Meetings. Too many families wait until there is a serious issue before coming together to discuss making changes. Most businesses, faith, volunteer, […]
First, let’s eliminate the phrase work life because surely work is part of life and a significant part of it, for that matter.
A woman called me saying her love relationship was struggling. She wanted to find a therapist who would work with both her and her boyfriend. But after she suggested to her boyfriend that they come to see me, she sent me this message “I do not know what to do anymore. I asked Harry to join […]