Sometimes the Best Antidote Is Shared Gratitude

Feeling stressed? Discouraged? Stuck? Gratitude is such a strong antidote to many negative emotions but only when we actually feel grateful. Sure, we can think about a list of things that are [...]

I Had a Rough Day! Let Me Tell You All About It

When you get home from a rough day, do you ever vent or complain?  Maybe you had to deal with a difficult customer, or there was a frustrating meeting, or you just had too much to do. It’s normal [...]

Does It Feel Like Things Never Go Your Way? Look for the Small Miracles

How often do we think things like, Why does this always happen to me? Why do things never go my way? This is normal and automatic. It’s easy to notice when things don’t go the way we want. But [...]

Want More Self-Confidence? Start with a Little Self-Compassion

Sheryl and her husband Dave were on a family vacation in Mexico. When Dave didn’t show up for dinner with friends, Sheryl rushed to the hotel’s fitness center to find him. To her horror, she [...]

Does Positivity Make You Unmotivated and Complacent?

When I first learned of Positive Psychology and this entire science of how we can become more positive, I remember wondering how it might impact a person’s motivation to get ahead. After all, if [...]

Being Thankful this Season: Are You Doing Gratitude Wrong?

The holidays and the upcoming New Year make this a great time to reflect and be thankful for all we have. The spirit of Thanksgiving is a perfect example. Yet, it can be easy to get caught up in [...]

I Hate Winter! How Can I Stay Bright and Cheery When It’s Dark and Cold?

I have to be honest. This time of year can be difficult for me. And I’ve been hearing from a number of other people that the same is true for them. There are long stretches of darkness as the [...]

The Powerful Formula for Staying Calm – Driving Gives Us Plenty of Opportunities to Practice

If we’re willing to put in a little effort for more happiness and less stress, life gives us plenty of opportunities to practice. A very powerful formula that I’ve been learning and using is [...]