Wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I made the grand statement in the article Use Your Strengths that identifying your strengths is an “easy and meaningful way to feel on purpose,” O magazine of Oprah Winfrey’s empire publishes a feature called, Everyone Has a Calling. It leads with “There’s The Thing You Do For A Living—And Then There’s The Thing You Were Born To Do.”
People with high resilience value acknowledgement and use words of recognition.
From the early 1990s, I have had Susan Jeffers’ classic publication, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway prominent on my bookcase. I recommend it to my clients, as it is one of the most practical, clear, and common sense self-help books ever written. My clients experience positive change even when they merely accept the […]
Les and I have attended the Banff Couples Conference (now The Rocky Mountain Couples Retreat) over 27 times! It’s a wonderful weekend of tried and true relationship advice presented by experts intended to deepen and repair new and old coupleships. You see, we have discovered that coupleships can be strengthened and made more resilient […]
Each evening between 10:30 and 11 pm, my hubby, Les retires to bed. Each morning he rises between 6:30 and 7 am. Regardless the weather, each day he takes 2 to 3 walks and eats 3 conservative sized meals plus one evening sweet treat. Each Sunday he waters the plants and attends Sunday service with […]
Fred, the oldest known goldfish, lived to forty-one years of age. It is a mystery how he survived so long. Unlike Fred, we humans can have a full and vibrant life if we keep breathing outside the fish bowl. That requires us to seize our days, as we age. Yes, join me in resilient aging–growing […]
The shame and vulnerability researcher, Brene Brown has written another book that informs, pleases and inspires–Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. Overview: In true Brene Brown style, she shares her own struggle, confusion and journey of seeking a sense of belonging. She shares how she felt a […]
Guest blogger, Alexis Leclair The boomer retirement wave is upon us. Yet many retirees, anticipating longer, healthier lives, are re-imagining retired life where work plays a major role. And savvy employers trying to maintain workforce capacity in the wake of the retirement wave are embracing the concept that retirement no longer means good-bye. Several factors […]
Six of our family members were on vacation. I rushed to prepare supper and threw half a dozen big potatoes into the microwave. The machine collapsed, pooped out and is dead. That old flash thought of, “You are stupid,” moved in; regardless of me knowing we all experience shame moments to some extent or another. […]
Knowing if you are a connector, maven or salesperson can stregnthen your resilience.
Neil Pasricha has followed up his best selling books, The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation with the resiliency-focused, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. I am not quite sure why his staff contacted me with an offer of a pre-launch copy of You Are […]
“The kids are all grown up and we’re empty nesters!” It sounds like a taste of freedom, but once adult children are grown, the relationship works like a retractable dog leash—pull and tug, more or less slack, pushing for space while longing for closeness. It’s like an in and out dance. Indeed, two of our […]