Of the many lessons life teaches, here are the ones I am most sure of: If you don’t try and try again, you are way less likely to succeed. Perseverance has everything to do with success. You will be far more likely to succeed if you don’t give up. If you give up, don’t try or […]
Want This Year to be Better than Last Year? Do This.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to look at the big picture of our lives. Where are you in the big picture of your life vs. where are you wanting to be? Are there any changes you are wanting (or needing) to make in order for the next year to be […]
How Well is Your Life Going? Staying Focused on the Big Picture
It is easy to lose perspective of the big picture of our lives, because we tend to get caught up in the day to day roller coaster of events, emotions, challenges and problems that have to be dealt with. Therefore, every so often, it’s useful to stand back and evaluate how your life is going […]
What Makes Us Flourish?
Quick. Think for a moment. How much well-being do you feel at this juncture of your life? Would you say that you are flourishing in certain aspects of your life? Which ones? Felicia Huppert and Timothy So of the University of Cambridge define flourishing as having: 1) positive emotions, 2) engagement/deep interest in something, 3) […]
Helping Yourself Flourish
Note: This is the second of two-part series. The following is a continuation of the traits that are associated with flourishing and thriving in life. This list was stimulated by the book Flourishing (Edited by Corey Keyes and Jonathan Haidt, American Psychological Association). These traits give people the inner experience of well-being and are associated […]
Creating Feelings of Personal Well-Being
Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Quick. Without thinking a lot about it, can you say what makes your life worth living? Perhaps you’ve noticed that some people go through life reluctantly, as if dragged against their will. They don’t feel that they make a difference, and nothing they do seems to […]