It is the "thanksgiving Season." this is a great time of the year, and the focus on thankfulness is a huge lift for many. Yet it is odd that we need a season of the year to remind us to be grateful. We all have a great deal for which to be grateful every day. … Continue reading Are You Benefiting from Gratitude?
We are living and working in a world of uncertainties. Disruption, unending difficulties and having every hopeful question answered with a firm “no, not yet,” have been our fare for 20 months. Most of us are conditioned to react automatically to the circumstances that occasion our emotional responses. Our sense of emotional equilibrium is usually … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Mind the Gap
Ninety-eight years ago, Coca-Cola rolled out a slogan for advertising their product; “the pause that refreshes.” That slogan was in the Coke line-up for much of the 20th century. A few weeks ago I introduced a similar idea, the “One Minute Pause” (OMP). The OMP is taking a minute to interrupt your negative emotions or … Continue reading The Pause That Refreshes
We expected this pandemic would take a year or so, then it would be back to normal. We expected most people to rally to the cause of protecting their neighbors and not their own self-interests. We expected a safer world would return, yet it is getting decidedly less safe. We expected a rest from political … Continue reading (Not So) Great Expectations
Gratitude is like a health food for us, including in the tough times. The research is rich with the positive benefits of thinking and and acting on gratitude on a daily basis. For example.... We know that grateful people, those who find ways to express heartfelt gratitude daily, will sleep better and longer, are more … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Gratitude
Lighter fare in the form of great quotes on life, great illustrations, humor, and occasionally, art. Inspiration for your holiday Friday. Enjoy the day and weekend. Spend time with family, and spend time with yourself in the quiet of solitude. Be grateful for all you have! Take each good day and relish each moment. Take … Continue reading Finally Friday!
This darn pandemic just won't go away! The fatigue, losses, grief, and stress have been heavy loads for many of you. How you cope with all these factors will be critical to your ability to thrive and stay strong in the storms. Today, we will explore two kinds of coping strategies, avoidant and the active. … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Coping Skills
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Today’s tool for tough times is gratitude. We all need to be reminded to express gratitude daily, for it is one of the healthiest actions we can do. Gratitude is like a health food; it does us no good if we never do something with it! We know that grateful people who express heartfelt gratitude … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Gratitude
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult Expanding one’s spiritual resilience is at least as important as resilience … Continue reading Expanding Spiritual Resilience