When you think of the words “self-compassion” and, “kindness”, what definitions pop up into your head? I challenge you to really sit into that question. Maybe it sounds easy at first. But dig deep. Self-compassion and kindness are awe-inspiring concepts. They are paired together like a spinning kaleidoscope creating colorfully nuanced prisms of positivity. Did you think of LOVE? Or… Read more →
Category: Best Self
7 Virtues of a Good Man
It’s finally summer and time to practice what I preach. I am enjoying our very short warm season here in Wisconsin, taking some time away from writing to savor all life’s flavors. I am re-positing one of my most popular blogs. It shares my friend’s gut-wrenching challenges. How he survived and conquered years of torturous trials. He would tell you… Read more →
Give Yourself Peace this Holiday ~ Dial Down Your Smartphone Usage!
How much time do you use your smartphone in one day? Pause and take a guess. See how you compare with the findings below. No matter what you guessed, I think this new research by will astound you. The test sample was 23 people ages 18 to 33. Unlike usual self-report studies, the authors, Andrews et al., published in the… Read more →
Positive Psychology and Grief ~ Celebrating the Life of A Great Man
Walking on broken glass…A hurricane of hurt…twisted gut grief. Kelly Nelson was my best Puerta Vallarta buddy. He was the brother of my heart, the kind of brother I had wished for when I was a kid. His unexpected death on Valentine’s Day at age 58 steam-rolled my psyche. I wrote this poem to honor him. After you read it,… Read more →
If Your Bookshelf Could Talk, What Would It Say About You?
Do you have a dear friend who always floats your boat? One who emails you everyday reminding you of all that is good in your world? Who discusses books and life? I am blessed with a fun, brilliant, academically gifted friend like that. The idea for this blog bounced around in my neurons after my positive psychology metaphorically gifted buddy… Read more →
17 Positive Psychology Tips to Prime Positivity
Stoked! That’s how I felt after a client call this a.m. I thought, “Hey, I am the one who is supposed to help HIM feel this way!” But he was super appreciative at the end of the call. Talk about a win win with a positivity spin. An emotional high. These are moments I think being a coach is the… Read more →
Spring Into Mindfulness!
Springtime, Passover, Easter. Are they a time for remembrance, renewal, and hope? Do you ramp up your optimism strength and focus on renewal? I think of GRACE. Of family times and ham and scalloped potatoes. But I need to let go of a memory. When I was 5, the Eater Bunny left me a darling live dyed hot pink chick.… Read more →
Fun Quiz: Am I Ready for Coaching?
Have you ever thought about getting a coach? How do you knowÂ if nowÂ is the right time? Take this fun quiz. No wrong answers. Goody! Be bald-faced honest with yourself. This is not the time to be humble. It’s time to own up to your ownÂ awesome authenticity. Every answer is aÂ lovely leap towards becoming your Best Self: Â 1.Â When do you… Read more →