We Were Stuck on the Plane but Not Going Anywhere = Rich Material

Does your day provide opportunities for you to practice staying positive? I call this “Rich Material.” I was in my seat, waiting for the plane to depart. There was some commotion at the back of [...]

My Heart Was Pounding! Who Was Going to Jump Off the Cliff? Practicing Pausing & Noticing

Imagine you’re at the scene in Marvel’s Endgame where Hawkeye and the Black Widow realize that one of them has to sacrifice themselves by jumping off the cliff in Vomir to get the [...]

I Didn’t Like Being Wrong. Name It to Tame It!

I have an embarrassing confession to make. Even though I’m in my 50s, I still have moments when I get my right and left mixed up. Just today I was driving to a meeting when my daughter who [...]

This Driver Is Making Me Late and Frustrated! Is He My Teacher??

The other day I was making the hour drive from my hometown into the big city of Madison, WI. Most of it is a four-lane state highway so I can cruise right along. But this day there was road [...]

I Don’t Want to Hear About this Positivity Hocus Pocus!

10 Years Ago Let’s go back in time to about 10 years ago. I was working in my corporate job as a scientist in biotechnology. I had never heard of Positive Psychology, and I had little if [...]

What Causes Us the Most Negativity? And How Can We Build Our Immunity?

What causes us the most negativity? Based on anonymous surveys and feedback from clients, the answers I get almost always point to one major contributor – Other People! I hear about [...]

Probably the Most Important Contributor to our Wellbeing that Freaked Me Out

When I first started studying Positive Psychology, there was one significant happiness factor that freaked me out. It was repeated over and over and kept coming up as a main contributor to our [...]

Why Reading These Tips Won’t Make Your Life Better – Knowing & Doing Are Not the Same

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could spend more time feeling happy, optimistic, content, and grateful? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could spend less time feeling stressed, frustrated, discouraged, [...]