What Are You Doing To Balance Your Life?

Living in a world that keeps changing almost faster than time itself, there is an almost constant time squeeze to get things done. The pressures at work can easily carry over into your personal life. A forty-hour week is only a dream for the majority of working people. While this is true for almost everyone, parents, especially, find themselves drained […]

Do You Do These Things to Decrease Stress?

Prioritizing is an important skill that helps you decrease stress. However, it can be difficult to learn because it involves imagining and moving around ideas that you might not have experienced. You have to understand the ideas, recall past experiences, and make a decision. Manipulating all of this can be a major mental task for the brain […]

Begin to Deal with Challenges Confidently

This is the season of hope, peace, love, and joy. Yet, there can be challenges. How you approach challenges that come up will depend on your attitude. According to Webster's New World Dictionary, attitude is a way of acting, feeling, or thinking that indicates your opinion about something. Your attitude is like a mirror. It […]

9 Proven Choices You Can Make To Be Resilient

Building your resilience is something that begins in childhood and continues throughout life. You might think of it as a skill that gets better with practice. When there are stressful situations, you can ask for accurate feedback​ from people you trust in order to further develop your resilience. The following ideas will get you started. Resilience is […]

Do You Want to Be Emotionally Strong and Resilient?

A question I often get asked is, "How can I be emotionally stronger?" When I hear that question I think of how important it is to be resilient in life.  Sometimes this skill isn't learned until adulthood. Some people never learn to be resilient. Since stress is a fact of life, it is easy to […]

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 […]

Are Your Expectations Helping You Be Happier?

Our expectations play a very important role in our life. For instance, the way we manage our expectations heavily influences our ability to experience happiness and can even affect our health. As you get older and begin to think about your retirement years, this continues to be true.  We set expectations all the time for ourselves, […]

Feeling Stressed? Use These Tips To Be Happier

We feel stress for a variety of reasons. To some degree, it depends on what is important to us. Sometimes it happens because of tragedies, such as the recent Boston Marathon bomb blasts mentioned in my welcome message. Other times, it happens because of the economy, weather related disasters, relationship or health problems, a death, […]