Archive for tag: positive thinking

What Gives You Hope?

20 November, 2014 (03:35) | Core values, healthy living, Personal Success, positive emotions, resilience, Uncategorized | By: lifecoach

The Mirriam Webster definition of hope: “To want something to happen or to be true, and think that it could happen or be true.”  The word hope shows up a lot in personal growth work.  It’s one of the 24 character strengths defined in the Via Character Strength Assessment (click here to learn more about the science of strengths: It’s also one of […]

What Happened to Feelings?

26 February, 2014 (13:35) | emotional intelligence, neuroscience, Personal Success | By: lifecoach

I often read or hear statements that go something like this: “If I just ‘think positive’, things will work out fine.” I struggle with this mantra because it can have us turn away from valid (albeit uncomfortable) feelings that hold important information for us. I can attest to the significant role avoiding emotions had on my […]