See, I’m one of those persons who firmly believes life is an opportunity for continuous improvement. And that individuals should always strive for ongoing self-enhancement.Continue Reading
As human beings we have a natural need to understand and control. We want to make sense of our world. And in a life that is so uncertain and unpredictable, we want to have power over the outcome of our experiences.
And as we struggle to find certainty in life, a certainty that can never be found, we cling on to ways of thinking and acting in an effort to gain that understanding and control we’re searching for.Continue Reading
As ordinary as we may feel, we each possess special gifts that make us unique. Gifts that if we were to acknowledge and apply to our lives would not only make us happier, but would provide us more satisfaction and well-being.
Positive psychologists (those that study the science of happiness) have found that knowing our strengths and using them in different ways increases our positive emotions and reduces our depressive symptoms. In other words, making the best out of our strengths makes us happier!Continue Reading
A friend of mine once asked me how I managed to get through a difficult life experience. She asked because she saw me broken once and now I seemed complete again. And not only did I seem complete, but happy.
“How did you get through it?” she asked me crying. She had just ended a long-term relationship with her fiancé and she felt like her world was falling apart. All of her dreams and wishes had been shattered and she wondered how anyone could survive from a broken heart.Continue Reading
Whether we realize it or not, we each have an inner critic that speaks to us. An invisible auditor who resides in our mind and is constantly inspecting (judging even) our actions. A “necessary evil” that as annoying as it is, makes sure we stay on track. But that if not handled with the proper discretion, can kill our self-esteem by fooling us into thinking despite our efforts we’re just not good enough.Continue Reading