You Can Handle Tough Situations Using These Tips

From time to time, we all encounter tough situations. How do you handle them? How you handle tough situations may depend on how you were taught to handle disappointments or rejection when you were younger. While there is not much you can do about that now, you can start to monitor your reactions to negative […]

Retiring: Do You Know What Your Purpose Is?

Retirement is now considered to be a new adult development stage in life. This is significant because it affects how you think about and plan for this 20 to 25 years in your life. Naturally, you want to be happy during this block of time. There has been some interesting discussion the last couple of […]

Do You Want More Vitality in Retirement?

Vitality is essential at any age. As you age, it continues to play a key role in your life. Vitality is one of five Character Strengths measured by the Values in Action (VIA) inventory that correlates strongly with satisfaction with life, happiness, and well-being. Vitality can also be described as zest, enthusiasm, energy (physical, mental, and […]

Decide to Create a Meaningful Life – Part 2

In my previous post, the importance of feeling loved and belonging was discussed. It is the first condition needed to live a meaningful life. The second important condition is having goals that allow you to use your strengths to create states of flow or engagement. This is often referred to as a need for competence […]

Retirement: 4 Strategies to Achieve a Life Worth Living

A big question for early retirees is what will replace work activities to make life worth living. Positive Psychology is the science of the "good" life which is concerned with character, purpose, and happiness. It is about enhancing personal and professional effectiveness, optimism, and resilience in every stage of your life. Research studies indicate that […]