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So much happens in the course of a day that is beyond our control. There are 100 ways to respond. And only 1 way that feels right. Overslept (again). Choose peace. Ran out of coffee. Choose peace. Stuck in traffic. Choose peace. Missed a deadline. Choose peace. Technology overload. Choose peace. Nonstop meetings. Choose peace. Difficult boss. Choose peace. Argument with spouse. Choose peace. Messy house (again). Choose peace. Children acting up. Choose peace. Difficulty relaxing at night. Choose peace. Related Video: Eckhart Tolle’s Inner Peace Exercise Continue reading Choose Peace.
Interesting post about money and our relationships with it. Ask yourself the questions Jennifer poses. Write that letter to money and see what happens. It’s quite astonishing how much money actually comes up in conversation, considering that it’s never about the Go After What You Want money – ever! So, here are 7 divine truths that you need to remember about the energy of money in order to enjoy peace in you life and abundance in your heart: Source: 7 Divine Truths About The Energy of Money Continue reading 7 Divine Truths About The Energy of Money
Jon Gordon is an excellent author and motivational speaker. He’s all about positive action, with a focus on teams at work, home, and community. I haven’t read the book he’s offering as an incentive to sign up for his Power of Positive Summit, but the book’s free, the summit is free, and I see no downside to taking advantage of the offer. I’ve been receiving his newsletter for years, so I feel comfortable recommending you consider taking this offer. Get a complimentary copy of THE SHARK AND THE GOLDFISH from Jon Gordon. Continue reading Complimentary Book by Jon Gordon
Continuing with my experiences and insights from taking the Coursera.org class, “A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment,” researchers describe a paradox of happiness that frequently entraps us. Though people hold happiness as a highly sought after goal—and have for centuries—when … Continue reading The Happiness Paradox
I’ve finished week one of the Coursera course, “A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment.” Following are highlights, observations, and insights. Defining and Measuring Happiness Happiness is one of those things that we know when we feel it and we know … Continue reading Happiness Is….A Balloon?
One of the greatest health fears as we age is Alzheimer’s Disease, the loss of memory disease that seems to turn us into vegetables. This study reinforces the benefits of exercise. As we age we tend to have less energy, more joint pain, and it seems “right” to take it easy. We’ve earned it, right? Wrong. Burning more calories linked with greater gray matter volume, reduced Alzheimer’s risk | EurekAlert! Science News Using mathematical modeling, the researchers found that the individuals who burned the most calories had larger gray matter volumes in the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes of the … Continue reading Work Out or Blank Out
What if you could become happier and more fulfilled in the next six weeks? That’s the goal of “A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment,” a course I ran across on the Coursera website. Though I regard myself a happy person, one can never have too much happiness in life, and since part of who I am yearns to grow continuously, I jumped in and enrolled. Coursera is a wonderful organization providing a huge array of free online courses to anyone wishing to enroll. The courses are produced and led by experts in the field. In the case of this happiness … Continue reading A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment
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Most people wince every time they hear the word “stress”. It’s like the whole world has been classically conditioned to respond to stress the same way, by the word alone. Which is one of many reasons why I love Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk. Using health psychology research, she demonstrates how perceiving stress as either positive or negative can have a “live or die” impact on your stress response. Powerful words. Solid research to back her statements up. Hope you enjoy it! How to make stress your friend. https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?language=en “Stress. It makes your heart pound, your… Continue reading The upside of stress.
The Strengths Challenge has reinforced my focus on my personal strengths, which in turn has stimulated lots of thoughts and insights about my life and life in general. Follow along and you’ll get an idea of what I’ve been thinking. Deep Thoughts and Insights Who am I and why am I here? The two toughest questions you’ll ever ask yourself, the answers to which are the key to a satisfying life. If you’re not actively inquiring into who you are, today’s the day to get started. Take the VIA Survey. It won’t answer the questions, but it will get you started. … Continue reading Strengths Challenge Day 5: Deep Thoughts
Today’s focus is on strengths resources. What are strengths and where can you learn more about them? The terms strengths, signature strengths, and core strengths are often used interchangeably. So what are strengths? What Are Signature Strengths? Strengths are your best assets, your best skills, your top characteristics. They’re what makes you, you. When other people who know you well think of you, they think of your strengths. Your strengths give you energy. When you use them you’re energetic, enthusiastic, competent, and happy. What’s not to like? I first learned of signature strengths when reading Dr. Martin Seligman’s groundbreaking book, Authentic … Continue reading Strengths Challenge Day 4: Strengths Resources