It was a pleasant enough social gathering with a diverse mix of guests engaged in light, casual conversation. A young man began to describe how his life would be transformed, fixed, and truly perfect, if only…. He would be happy if only he landed his dream job with an annual salary of $130,000. He presently earns $95,000. He is probably caught […]
gratitude, appreciation, self-talk, compassion, strengths
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.
It was an honor to be the guest contributor on Steve Foran’s blog, Gratitude at Work. His invitation provided a wonderful opportunity to practice gratitude. Steve’s goal is to shift culture by helping teams bring more gratitude to their work. You will see on Steve’s website his belief in the power of thankfulness. He wrote: […]
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.
Have you ever wondered about your humor personality or telling a joke or two? WAIT! You might be asking, “Do I need to tell jokes to have a sense of humor?” Absolutely not! Read on! Most of us, at some time or another, crack a smile — if not a gut wrenching guffaw. Having a sense of […]
It is easy to feel grateful when you have health, wealth and leisure time. But having an attitude of gratitude in times of illness, financial struggle and distress is a different story. Here is a headline from December 2015: “The suicide rate in Alberta climbs 30% in the wake of mass oil-patch layoffs.” CBC News […]
Creativity and flexibility go hand in hand.
Here are some light hearted ideas to ease internal tension.
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. My own experience supports this idea. When our daughter, Kelly, was lost in the world of addictions, I […]
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 […]
My friend, Donna Wheatcroft offers this summary of Linda Kavelin Popov’s book, A Pace of Grace: The Virtues of a Sustainable Life. Overview: Fifty years after surviving Bulbar Polio at the age of 11, Linda Kavelin Popov was diagnosed with Post-Polio Sequelae, an oppressive fatigue that left her bed-ridden, even robbing her of her breath. […]