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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Do You Want More Vitality in Retirement?

Vitality is essential at any age. As you age, it continues to play a key role in your life. Vitality is one of five Character Strengths measured by the Values in Action (VIA) inventory that correlates strongly with satisfaction with life, happiness, and well-being. Vitality can also be described as zest, enthusiasm, energy (physical, mental, and […]