What Does Retirement Actually Mean in the 21st Century?

There has been a lot written abaout this century being the "new retirement" in the last 10 to 12 years. However, it is only in this last year the message seems to be starting to mean something to the Boomer generation. At the beginning of the 21st Century, researchers were saying the extended period of […]

Enthusiasm: Do You Want More?

In thinking about what makes people come across positive in their lives, I am convinced that enthusiasm or vitality, one of the 24 Character Strengths in Positive Psychology, plays a key role. It is one of five Character Strengths that correlates strongly with satisfaction with life, happiness, and well-being. Enthusiasm can also be described as zest, vitality, energy […]

Do You Want to Easily Get Things Done?

One of the most common requests I hear from clients is, "Help me get more things done." It seems as if procrastination is a problem for people of all ages – from school age children not doing homework to Baby Boomers not preparing for what they want their "retirement" years to look like. How motivated are […]

Do You Need More Leisure Time?

Does your life feel out of balance or not as meaningful as you would like? With summer approaching in a few weeks, you may be looking at how you can do more fun things outdoors and/or with others. How would you benefit from more leisure time? Having time for leisure is a basic human need. Leisure can […]

What Are You Doing To Balance Your Life?

Living in a world that keeps changing almost faster than time itself, there is an almost constant time squeeze to get things done. The pressures at work can easily carry over into your personal life. A forty-hour week is only a dream for the majority of working people. While this is true for almost everyone, parents, especially, find themselves drained […]

Want to Build More Trust? Start Doing This

Positive conversations work better than negative ones when you are trying to develop trust and influence others. In the work setting, they can inspire others to take action, drive business results, and complete tasks. In your personal life, they help create respect and get cooperation.  Also, when you are able to project your positive intentions, others are more likely […]

Want to Increase Your Confidence? Here’s How

I am often asked how to increase confidence. My usual response is to ask how did you become confident in something you already do well?  I get a variety of responses to my question. Usually though the general idea is that they started to do something by initiating a first step. In most cases, they admitted to actively choosing […]