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 […]
gratitude, appreciation, self-talk, compassion, strengths
“What is right about you?” is a basic resiliency strengthening question.
The benefits of writing a list of gratitude ideas for seniors was reinforced when I was a guest contributor on Steve Foran’s blog, Gratitude at Work.
Resilience is considered a strength based concept. Kowing and finding ways and means to use your strengthen will improve you well-being in many ways.
Helper’s High One of the most effective ways of building resilience and bounce back from adversity is to lend a helping hand to others. Many people have experienced the boost helping gives them; hence the term helpers high when we do volunteer work. My own experience supports this idea. When our daughter, Kelly, was lost […]
It is easy to feel grateful when you have leisure time, freedom of movement, finances, and health. Indeed an attitude of gratitude has many benefits.
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.”
In 2000, along with my daughter Kelly, I self-published the book Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions. It was featured in a CBC television documentary and is recommended as a valuable resource for all parents and mental health professionals. Our story, and the 14 ways to love unconditionally with clear boundaries, give testament […]
Research helps us understand when and how more money will bring us more happiness. Good financial management is crucial as a starting point.
Gallop Poll . . . They point out that, in their research, regardless of the wars and unrest in the world, seven in 10 people in 138 countries reported in their Positive Experiences Index significant amounts of:
2. laughing or smiling
3. feeling well-rested
4. being treated with respect
There is always the inside of you that you can manage.
Resilient people know that you can not feel happy all the time. Feeling happy is but one emotion that comes and goes. Feeling happy gives us the information, in that moment, we have what we want.