Use This Checklist to Increase Your Happiness

It is possible to be happier. On-going research in the area of Positive Psychology is helping to identify thinking and behavior patterns of happy people. You may be surprised to see what daily choices happy people make. Use the following checklist to discover what you are currently doing and what you might want to add to increase […]

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 […]

Want to Build More Trust? Start Doing This

Positive conversations work better than negative ones when you are trying to develop trust and influence others. In the work setting, they can inspire others to take action, drive business results, and complete tasks. In your personal life, they help create respect and get cooperation.  Also, when you are able to project your positive intentions, others are more likely […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Begin Creating Meaningful Relationships Today

Are you creating meaningful relationships at home and at work? Read my last post, The Key to Creating Meaningful Relationships for background information about the importance of creating meaningful relationships. People of all ages are using social media to connect with others. In some ways connecting with others has never been easier. Yet how many […]

The Key to Creating Meaningful Relationships

No matter what type of life you are in, relationships increase your satisfaction with life and your level of happiness. Recent research indicates that meaningful relationships are not limited to marriage. This is good news as our population has an increasing number of single households. What is known about relationships? Since the type of relationships you […]

Is there a Realistic Retirement Age?

This is an interesting question. Back in the days when everyone thought they knew what retirement was, 65 was the magic number for retirement. Now that we are in the 21st Century, there is no longer a magic number for the age of retirement. There are several reasons there is no magic number any more. […]