The self-help leader and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill wrote, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” Does this ring a bell for you? If so, have you wondered how to stop procrastinating? Do you repeatedly find […]
My favorite Positive Psychology book is Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being, authored by Dr. Martin Seligman. For many years I have been a fan of Seligman, a psychologist and founder of Positive Psychology. I was thrilled in 2009 to attend the first World Congress on Positive Psychology in Philadelphia. Yes, I […]
Childhood, adolescent, and sometimes adult experiences can create core negative beliefs. In childhood, these beliefs can be planted by the absence of parental or caregiver attention and security.
In an interview with leadership coach, Gary Smith, we explored the commonly asked question, “How does stress affect leadership?” We discussed how to use stress in a positive way, how people’s ability to change varies, how personality preferences can cause misunderstanding, and how to support stressed workers. The leadership author, John C. Maxwell wrote: The […]
Sharla, a Your Uplift reader, wrote: “In my work I find one of the most challenging aspects many patients face in their recoveries is the stigma they face in regards to personality disorders and addiction. There are such awful preconceived ideas about these populations that add a lot of barriers for change and resilience in their lives. […]
Too many of us suffer with as sense that we are not good enough. Recently, three different women friends have prompted me to ponder the subject of believing in our not enoughness or of not doing enough, giving enough or being enough. The Silent Questions of I Am Not Enough The silent questions, that some brave […]
It was in 1984 that I graduated with an MA in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology, which was the forerunner philosophy to Positive Psychology and viewed people from a wholistic perspective. Soon after becoming a therapist and being assigned clients who were living with all kinds of internal turmoil, I realized I needed to better understand […]
“What is right about you?” is a basic resiliency strengthening question.
In 1972 our dear sixteen-year-old daughter, Kelly, ran away from home and joined Satan’s Choice biker gang. Kelly was not only a youth at risk, she also acted out on many bizarre and life-threatening behaviors. She acquired forty convictions, many physical wounds, and three children fathered by drug dealers. We now know Kelly lives with Fetal […]
Overcoming ageism is increasingly becoming a topic of concern for older people desiring to live with dignity and respect.
These self reflective questions can strengthen your resilience.
Have you ever watched helplessly while someone struggled with fear, anxiety, overwhelm, loss or discouragement? You are not alone in wanting to provide effective emotional support!