Posts From: happiness Category

Posted On: 13 Aug,2018 By:
Category: Making Meaning

Millennials, Meaning, and Purpose

  Meaning and purpose are really important to lots of millennials. What is the purpose of our lives? What is the meaning of climate change, environmental degradation, the various conflicts in different parts of the world, and the rising inequality amongst people here? These questions can lead to intense feelings of anxiety and sadness.   […]

Posted On: 9 Jun,2016 By:
Category: Goals and Goals Setting

Giving Yourself and Other People Gratitude

Giving yourself and other people gratitude seems like a pretty simple thing to do. Yet how many of us actually do it?

Posted On: 19 Nov,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Living Life to the Fullest: Creating Your Ideal life

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh Choose with no regret Continue to learn Appreciate your friends Do what you love Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Radmacher Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of […]

Posted On: 19 Mar,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Dealing with Stress: Live from the Heart

Yesterday I attended a presentation by Brian Keating, a wildlife expert and anthropology professor. He talked about and showed videos on animals such as the narwhal, the penguin, the elephant, and the beaver with infectious enthusiasm. He spoke in such a juicy way that I wanted to brush off my hiking boots and get out […]

Posted On: 15 Mar,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Stress

What to do when Bad Luck Happens

I just got back from a two week vacation in Mexico. It was heavenly. Really relaxing and really fun. As we started to come back though, sh*t started to happen! My husband caught the stomach flu just hours before our flight. He was in rough shape. Then the winds prevented our last plane from being […]

Posted On: 27 Jan,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Giving up the “I’m too Old” Excuse re Goals

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks We’ve all certainly heard the excuse, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” How often do we let ourselves off the hook from starting something or sticking to it when it comes to goals we create for ourselves? If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, […]

Posted On: 19 Jan,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Passion and Desire Create Fertile Ground for Goals

I know I’ve been talking a lot about goals this month. But t’is the season when we’re often setting goals for ourselves! And we need to do so thoughtfully. I’ve been writing a lot about goals: visualizing goals, creating S.M.A.R.T. goals, adversity, perservering

Posted On: 13 Jan,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Adversity: An Invitation to Great Things

Nobody welcomes adversity into their lives. Sooner or later though, we all face it. What helps someone carry on despite adversity?

Posted On: 2 Jan,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change

A Fun Life: How’s that for a Goal Plan!

This is often the time of year when people take some time off work to relax, visit friends and family, and hopefully have some fun. I know though that this time of year isn’t fun for everyone. For some, it’s a matter of surviving the holidays. Suppose you decided to make fun a priority, what […]

Posted On: 22 Nov,2011 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Turning Points and the Power of Will: Living Life on Your Terms

I’ve been reading a book about finding your passion. It’s gotten me thinking about the power of passion and will, what becomes a turning point in someone’s life, and what helps create inspiration in people’s lives. Turning Point Alison was a photo-journalist whose passion was to bring to life the struggles of people in third […]