When you hear or read the word “freedom,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? In the US, the 4th of July marks the anniversary of thirteen colonies declaring independence from Britain. They gained their freedom from British rule and government. In contrast, Canada Day, celebrated on the … [Read more...] about How Do You Define Freedom?
As we move into the pandemic recovery process, how do you make way for happiness? Let me ask: do you find yourself less happy than you anticipated? An answer of “yes” to the latter question is not uncommon. What we think will make us happy is often off-base. It might sound like: I’ll be so … [Read more...] about Make Way for Happiness
If you have friends at work you most likely enjoy your job more. But did you know that you make better decisions, are more engaged in your work, more committed, and productive? Making friends at work is more important than we give credit. Workplace friendships are one of the strongest predictors of … [Read more...] about Making Friends at Work
Are you stuck in the past, or work with someone who is? Not everyone aims for personal growth or uses their past experiences to move forward.
If you've ever worked with a colleague who tells the same old stories over and over, you understand how people can distort reality to suit their purposes. … [Read more...] about Stuck in the Past:
5 Steps to Personal Growth
Have you ever had a midcareer fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new? Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating midcareer shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Of LinkedIn’s 313 million members, 25% are … [Read more...] about Midcareer Crisis …or Opportunity?
What ever happened to unbridled joy in our daily lives? Remember the fun of play as children? Maybe we need to renew ourselves and start playing more. Something happens as we become working adults: we shift our priorities into organized, competitive, goal-directed activities. If an activity doesn’t … [Read more...] about Renewing Yourself: The Power of Play
Is it possible to take specific action steps to become happier? Do we find ourselves pouring effort into improving our circumstances, only to find that we’re not that much happier after all? The King of Bhutan, the last Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, has decided that the best way to foster … [Read more...] about Put Happiness into Action
Are the happiest people blessed with luck that bestows a better life and fewer worries? Or, should we attribute their emotional fulfillment to character strengths and mind power?
Happiness research, a field known as “positive psychology,” is chockfull of relevant findings. Some of the latest … [Read more...] about The Science of Happiness:
5 Ways to Improve
The secret to greater happiness and success may be more attainable than you think. Research reveals that taking a few minutes to list the things that make you feel grateful provides a powerful boost of well-being, energy and positive emotions. “Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my … [Read more...] about The Powerful Practice of Gratitude
Over the last decade, self-help, coaching and leadership professionals have been placing greater emphasis on positivity and personal strengths. The goal is to help clients work with what they have and build on their inherent talents. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you … [Read more...] about Play to Your Strengths