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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Do You Want to Improve Your Ability to Predict What Will Make You Happy?

How good are you at predicting what will make you happy? This is an important question, especially if you are considering retirement or other important decisions you need to make. Decision making is a process. When you are faced with making a decision, one of the things you are likely to think about is how happy […]

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 […]

Do This to Decrease Tension In Your Relationships

With holidays quickly approaching you may find yourself in more situations where there is tension. It might be with a co-worker, friend, or family member. When this happens, you need to know there are some beginning steps you can take to work through the tension without damaging your relationship. Positive Psychology research indicates promising results […]

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 […]