Why Make a Shift?

Once an individual makes a shift in their thinking there’s no going back. What does this mean? I heard an example of a shift while listening to a This American Life podcast during my run this AM. The podcast focus was a prison’s production of Hamlet. Several of the incarcerated spoke about the impact of […]

Your Year in Review, A Guide

Looking back at the end of any year can be confusing. It may seem as though 1 or 2 events engulfed the year. Your year wasn’t made up of one or 2 events but an accumulation of actions, thoughts, feelings, happenings within your control, and happenings outside of your control. You know this but all […]

About That Goal

The goal was important. Important because it was made from the deepest of intentions, based upon values and life purpose. A plan was made. Life happened. The plan got sidetracked. Sometimes, life’s big stressors arrive in clusters. When they do, dealing with what’s most important takes precedence. The goal took a backseat to pressing priorities. […]

A 1st Step to Creative Change

We cannot feel inspired at all times. Sometimes, we feel flat even when change is looming. Always, change is looming. We may not feel inspired but most of us want to feel a sense of control. The 1st step to control and making a creative change is about knowing yourself very well. Who are you […]

Ongoing Learning

Anyone interested in the impact of positive emotions on one’s life and the lives of those you interact with, either on a daily basis or a brief, passing moment, would benefit from this course. This Positive Psychology course, taught by Barbara Fredrickson, through UNC-Chapel Hill, was a refreshing change to my college psychology courses. Since […]

That man. This lesson.

There are times a recalled memory makes you smile, grin, laugh aloud. At other times, the same memory creates tears. This post is about that type of memory and the learning which followed. That man. This memory. There was an event, a memory I have of throwing something at a man in anger—-or extreme irritation. […]

Not This Year

Some year(s) of our lives focus what seems like all of our attention on a major life change to the extent that other meaningful aspects of our lives take a back seat. You may have completed an education, changed careers, welcomed a child into your family, moved, built a business, married, ended a significant relationship, […]