5 Strategies to Improve Your Quality of Life

We all have times in our life when we face struggles and challenges. During those times, it is easy to feel anxious and/or depressed. Life might not feel meaningful, and it can be far from satisfying. During times of struggle,¬†it is important to choose to do what you can to boost your sense of¬†satisfaction and […]

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 […]

Finding Fulfillment When You Are Retired

When I talk to people thinking about retiring, one of the most important concerns I hear is that this next stage in life won't be as fulfilling and meaningful as previous stages have been. This no longer has to be true because retirement as it used to be is no more.  Instead, we now have […]

Retiring? 2 Keys to Life Satisfaction

Life satisfaction is important at any stage in life. However, what seems to bring satisfaction at one stage in life is different at another stage.  Some interesting new research indicates there is a difference in generations regarding life satisfaction and pleasurable emotions. Five different pleasurable emotions plus satisfaction with life were examined among younger adults […]

Retiring: Do You Know How to Connect Your Values to Fulfillment in Life?

It's important to be able to identify your values at all stages in life. This continues to be true when you are considering retiring because this is a time in life when people ask what they can do to live a more fulfilled life. As you approach retirement, it is normal to be concerned about […]

The Key to Creating Meaningful Relationships

No matter what type of life you are in, relationships increase your satisfaction with life and your level of happiness. Recent research indicates that meaningful relationships are not limited to marriage. This is good news as our population has an increasing number of single households. What is known about relationships? Since the type of relationships you […]