Be Successful with This Attitude: Realistic Optimism

Much has been written about the value of optimism. Some people believe success will come easily if you are just optimistic – sort of like wishful thinking. Unfortunately, life isn't as easy as visualizing what you want and waiting for it to happen. I know this from personal experience. Does this mean optimism is not helpful? […]

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 […]

Unhappy? Proven Steps To Be Happier

Are there things in your life right now that you are unhappy about? Maybe you might be feeling stuck or having problems with a relationship. It is possible to live an engaging and meaningful life even if it is not possible at this time to be extremely happy. For instance, you might be waiting for […]

An Important Lesson You Need to Learn to Be Resilient

Since life is rarely the way it is suppose to be, resilience is one of the most important things needed to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. It is considered essential to being a mature, emotionally healthy adult. When you face challenges in life, resilience is your ability to maintain stable, healthy levels of psychological […]

How Many Characteristics of Positive Communication Do You Have?

Summer often gives us more opportunities to socialize and have more contact with friends and family. This means we will be communicating a lot in both work and volunteer environments, and also social situations. With all of these opportunities, it seems this is a good time to review what the characteristics of positive communication are. […]

Do These Things to Create Well-Being

How important is well-being to you? If you are thinking about retiring, there are three main areas that can affect your well-being: finances, health, and meaning. We can learn a lot about well-being from Martin Seligman, a research scientist and founder of Positive Psychology. He believes there are actually five important elements that contribute to […]

Get the Clarity You Need to Make Difficult Decisions

Are you struggling with whether or not to do something?  As a new year begins, you may be considering different opportunities. Perhaps you are considering taking a class or going on a trip. Part of making a good decision is knowing what is important to you. Knowing the answer to that question will make your […]