Use This Checklist to Increase Your Happiness

It is possible to be happier. On-going research in the area of Positive Psychology is helping to identify thinking and behavior patterns of happy people. You may be surprised to see what daily choices happy people make. Use the following checklist to discover what you are currently doing and what you might want to add to increase […]

What You Can Do to Improve Your Social Competence

Social Competence is important at work and in your personal life. It brings happiness, satisfaction, and a sense of well-being by adding meaning to your life.Research has found it also  increases life expectancy,   Neuroscience reveals we are "wired to connect" with others. Daily interactions with others shape our brains and can have a positive biological impact. We […]

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 […]