Make All of This a Little Easier – Spend More Time Visiting Optimism

Have you noticed how easy it is to bounce between emotions these days? Maybe it’s anxiety for the state of the economy and our finances, helplessness for the end of the pandemic, gratitude [...]

It Felt Like an Attack! I Needed to Carefully Choose My Response

Have you ever had a coworker or a family member snap at you and it felt like you were being attacked? What was your reaction? If you’re like most people, you probably got upset. It’s easy to say [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Riding Your Bike & Living Your Life: Don’t focus on the obstacles

Do you remember when you were learning how to ride a bike? I remember a very helpful and fascinating piece of advice my dad gave me. He said I should focus on where I want my bike to go and NOT [...]

Does the Thought of a Warm, Yummy Piece of Apple Pie Make You Hungry? Using the Power of Our Imagination

A couple of the women at my yoga class this past week were talking about making apple pie and their favorite recipes. As they described the smell and taste, I jokingly said, “Stop! You’re making [...]

The Power of Switching One Word – What do you “get” to do?

It’s a Monday morning so I have to wake up extra early because I have to  help my daughter get ready for school.  I have to pack her a lunch and a snack for school.  Then I have to do some [...]