You Can Stop Feeling Frustrated

Feelings of frustration are something we may all feel occasionally. How successful you will be depends on how you choose to manage those feelings. Since they hamper success, it is important to know what to do when this happens. The feeling of frustration is a signal that something is not going well. It can happen […]

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 […]

Do You Want to Easily Get Things Done?

One of the most common requests I hear from clients is, "Help me get more things done." It seems as if procrastination is a problem for people of all ages – from school age children not doing homework to Baby Boomers not preparing for what they want their "retirement" years to look like. How motivated are […]

Want to Increase Your Confidence? Here’s How

I am often asked how to increase confidence. My usual response is to ask how did you become confident in something you already do well?  I get a variety of responses to my question. Usually though the general idea is that they started to do something by initiating a first step. In most cases, they admitted to actively choosing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Do This to Increase Your Motivation?

Motivation is important at any stage in life. It means you are using one or more of your strengths, and you are probably doing something that is important to you. Whatever it is, it matches one or more of your values and is meaningful. What happens in life though when things are not going well? Perhaps a family member […]

Retiring? 2 Keys to Life Satisfaction

Life satisfaction is important at any stage in life. However, what seems to bring satisfaction at one stage in life is different at another stage.  Some interesting new research indicates there is a difference in generations regarding life satisfaction and pleasurable emotions. Five different pleasurable emotions plus satisfaction with life were examined among younger adults […]

Do You Know How to Make Change Positive?

How do you respond when change doesn't seem like it will be positive for you? Daily news reports continue to tell us about changes in the economy, employment, and politics. Sometimes it's good news; other times it isn't. Change can be good when you can see the benefits and feel in control. However, it can […]