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 [...]

Can You Stay Calm When the Other Person Is Venting? Try Detached Involvement

My husband was going to drop our daughter off to meet a friend at the fair. But when they got there, he quickly learned that they hadn’t discussed any of the details of where they would meet. [...]

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 [...]

Are You Good at Asking for What You Need? Learning from the Masters of Boundaries

I’m super excited to share an excerpt of a blog from Darcy Luoma, a dear friend and amazing speaker, master coach, and facilitator. You can find the full blog here. Enjoy! I have one [...]

Do You Hate Asking for Help? Here are some reasons to change

Do you hate asking for help? Today I was thinking about two very dear friends in my life. One has a much easier time asking for help compared to the other.  I get it. I don’t like to bother [...]