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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What a Strategic Optimist Needs to Know

Information from over ten years of research in the areas of Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Psychology are being used in businesses and organizations to create Strategic Optimism. This same type of optimism is equally important in your personal life. Strategic Optimism means having a positive expectation for the future that contributes to flourishing and […]

Do You Want Your Bucket List to Be Helpful?

Bucket lists have become popular. Anybody at any age can have one. In fact, it seems almost everyone has a bucket list these days. It often is something like 100 things to do before I kick the bucket or 200 places to see before I die. Many people thinking about retiring start a bucket list. […]