Research that supports resilience to COVID-19 serves us in most situations. Attending to our mental health is important no matter what.
“Loneliness kills!” Dr. Robert Waldinger, Harvard University We were forty-years-old when my hubby was transferred from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. I felt excited to explore the employment opportunities in this dynamic city. After four months of job seeking, I was still unemployed. I was often home alone and the phone seldom rang from near or […]
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
May you enjoy this book summary of Rising Strong. When shame and vulnerability researcher, Brene’ Brown takes on a subject she delves into the questions, facts, data, and outcomes. She also becomes intimate with it. She takes her own reactions, takes them home, observes herself, dialogues with the locals, and participates in counselling with her […]
In 1990 Martin Seligman released his ground breaking book, Learned Optimism. Since I have occasionally been accused of behaving Pollyannaish or overly optimistic, his work is of interest to me.
In some ways, all of us are resilient people. Yet, there are some people who prove obvious and high resiliency. You know! Those people who when you hear their story you ask, “How did they do it?” Examples of famous and highly resilient people include Nelson Mandela, The 14th Dala Lama, and Malala Yousafzai. Of course, there […]
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!