Key Steps to Take to Be More Resilient

Resilience is an important skill in our world today because it is about building mental and emotional toughness. It is necessary in times of transition and in both your personal and professional life. In addition, all relationships require resilience if they are going to be maintained. This is especially true when there is a serious […]

How Do You Handle Disappointment or Adversity?

Life can be a struggle. The encore stage in your life is no exception. Yes, there are many meaningful and happy times during this prime time. However, as in other stages of life, there are challenges.  One of the challenges during retirement is learning how to accept some of the limitations that happen, such as […]

Are Harsh Retirement Realities Making You Stuck?

Recently the Chicago Tribune had an article on its front page about retirement with the subtitle: “Harsh realities of busted system have boomers stuck in the workforce.” While I am well aware of the many challenges for Boomers thinking about rertirement (many of my clients are Boomers), I was shocked by the use of the […]

How Do You Respond to Tragedy?

  This isn’t the post I thought I would write today. However, with the horrific theater rampage less than 48 hours ago, I feel compelled to comment about tragedies since they often happen when we least expect them. Let me begin by saying I am thinking of two types of tragedies: those caused by nature […]

Need to Be Resilient? What the Top 10 Positive Emotions Can Do for You

Unfortunately, there are many more negative emotions than positive ones. When you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can be even difficult to think of much that is positive. However, there is value in being able to move from a negative mindset to a positive one. This is especially true  when you need to be more resilient. […]

Resilience: 7 Steps Get You There

Resilience is about building mental and emotional toughness, something we all need in our world today. It is necessary in both our personal and professional life. All relationships require resilience if they are going to be maintained, especially when there is a serious health problem for you or a family member. For that matter, can […]

Do You Know What to Listen For in Positive Communication?

Emotions are contagious and infect your language. When this happens communication can become more negative or more positive. Negative language has a profoundly negative impact on your ability to enjoy your life and to take the actions you need to take. Negative language reflects a negative mindset which closes you down. It decreases your energy […]