I don’t know about you, but there are several habits, tasks, chores, or everyday stuff I often allow to erect a blockage inhibiting me from getting done what I really want to get done. How about you? Have you ever identified your time thieves? Do you ponder what to DO each day? Or what the BE? Do you remember to… Read more →
Category: Strengths & Values
How to Solve Your Mystery – What Really Matters?
Out of nowhere, I thought to myself the other day, “What really matters?” My first reply to my querulous self was, “Other people matter.” Yes, all of us who love positive psychology remember our beloved Professor Chris Peterson’s mantra. I think I have loving other people down. I have spent my career as a special education teacher, school clinical psychologist,… Read more →
What 24 Strengths’ Mysteries Does Your Art Reveal About You?
It is rare that I become mesmerized, but recently right at my desk, I did. Secrets revealed! I am well aware my humility strength is taking a back seat in this blog, You are going to get a detailed glimpse inside my strengths psyche. Welcome in! We coaches love to share our strengths stories, right? How many times have… Read more →
Positive Psychology Interventions ~ Your Fun, Life-Altering Positivity Strategies
Do you like to celebrate positive experiences, dates, and events? Are you a romantic like me, or do these occasions feel like just another day? Or perhaps you take more pleasure in future visioning? I think of remembering any positive event in my life as “positive emotion-memory-worthy.” You don’t need to or have to, but it’s fun. This suggestion is… Read more →
Humility and Self-Love ~ Paradox or Partners?
Humility. Have you ever thought about what that means to you? Before I looked up the character strengths definition. I sat and pondered what my definition might be. Here’s what I mused: “A not needing to get or take credit for something I accomplished or achieved; selflessness; the opposite of narcissism, as in ‘After me, myself and I, I might… Read more →
Capturing Strengths in a Spider’s Web ~ Really?!
This may be the weirdest blog I have ever written. No kidding. I don’t like spiders. I started to say, “I hate spiders”, but I caught myself. I don’t want to hate anything nor anyone in my life, so I re-framed that self-statement. I know. It is still a strong statement, but true nonetheless. As a kid, I never trusted… Read more →
15 Powerful Questions to Uncover and Ignite Your Strengths
Have you unearthed your character strengths? If so, do you remember what they are? Do you recall they are your cornerstone foundations to live “The Good Life”? The values that energize you to live your authentic best self life. Your well-being life vest, too, when the negativity waves come crashing down upon you. Imagine your life vest has all your… Read more →
Life’s Meaningful Meandering: 15 Positive Psychology Quotes
Do you love summer? Do you feel happier the way I do? Getting out into nature or perhaps looking forward to a long awaited vacation on your horizon? Like a carrot in front of you, it makes you smile in anticipation. It helps keep you focused on your work/play journey goals. With no vacation planned this year, unless someone waves… Read more →
Use Mindfulness Based Strengths Practice and Best Possible Future
February 14th, Valentine’s Day in the USA. Love looms on the horizon if you are a romantic reveler. On this day, do you think of you giving extra love to another? Being more mindful of them? If so, how kind, grateful and generous. All loving strengths. But there are times loving does not come easily. The other day I was… Read more →
Petting Big Cats, A Strengths Spotting Pause, But The Hogs Almost Won!
What’s on your fun bucket list for 2016? Maybe you’re like me. Do you need to sit work on the curb and free up more time to play? I had been wanting to go back to the Puerto Vallarta Zoo for several years. I remember five years ago holding and playing with a baby tiger. That unique experience conjuring up… Read more →
De-clutter This Mess, Vanquish Your Stress: Positive Psychology Purge
Have you ever dared to de-clutter? To de-stress and purge your mess? I promised myself last year, that this year, I would start letting go of stuff. Why? Because it’s time. Not to mention my house being sucked into the “stuff sink hole”. The urge to purge is ripe and ready. Our house is groaning, like it ate too much… Read more →
It’s Great to Be 65 ~ Enjoying Life, Resiliently Alive!
“I’ll be 65 tomorrow, April 16th”, I muse…When the hell did THAT happen? Time, you wondrous whisper. You magic melody. You symphony of sensations. A letter. A word. A sentence. A paragraph. A chapter. A book. And at my age, a library! My brain focuses on that number in jaw-dropping awareness and disbelief. Incredible, this age thing. Wasn’t it yesterday… Read more →
Resilience – Poignant Positive Psychology in Awesome 9-11 Boat Lift
It’s 1:45 a.m. and I can’t sleep. No big deal, it happens to all of you, too. I pause a second to be grateful. My computer is alive and well and ready to rock and roll. Thank you, universe! Ok, I could whine. I have a full day of clients ahead. Also a Mentor Coach class on Acceptance and Commitment… Read more →
Dive Bombing Divas – Strength Spotting Splendor
“OMG, what did I do?” blasted through my brain. I didn’t mean to rush them. The last thing I wanted was a dive bomber demise! Here’s the back-story. I was snapping another photo after two weeks watching 3 robin eggs and mama. One egg was small and elongated, but I was hoping. Mama bird ripped me a new one every… Read more →
Four Mantras Every Woman Needs to Know
Huh?…What?… A magazine article about Christmas coping on St. Patrick’s Day? Well, at least the green part is right! But it is also an article about how to minimize your “seeing red” when life deals you a losing hand of overwhelm. This article initially got my CURIOSITY strength hoppin’. Then I remembered many months ago, I had an interview re:… Read more →
Retirement Strengths Salute ~ #1 Talk Show Host, Ron Zimmerman
What’s the best retirement send off you can imagine to honor one of your closest, dearest, respected friends? How do you thank someone who has blessed you and the world with 4 decades of listening pleasure? Someone who joined at 5:00 a.m. every morning, he played songs that warmed your heart, brought a smile to your face, and engendered reminiscing… Read more →
Happy 93rd Birthday, Mom!
Are you one of the friendly folks whoÂ have followed my blogs about my Mom, Louise?Â Do I have a treat for you! Many of you have emailed meÂ relating yourÂ favorite blogs are the ones I write about Mom.Â Today, September 10th, 2011 is Mom’s 93rd birthday. Here’sÂ a sweet salute to authentic, awesome Mom. All of you who send love to her from all… Read more →
The Ant Philosophy
Ever thought you’d compare yourself to an ant. I didn’t either, until now!Â I’ll never look at an ant the same way again. Read more →
Should You Use Top or Bottom Strengths?
Hot diggety dog!Â Exciting new research on using your signature strengths.Â Did you remember, your top 5 VIA strengths are often the personal values you useÂ most often in the course of your day? Here’s the new deal.Â Using your bottom least used strengths may also increase your subjective feelings of well being.Â Like exercising your body, exercising your strengths helps you feel better in… Read more →