Archive for tag: well-being

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 […]

3 Radical Self-Care Tips for the Holidays

7 November, 2014 (02:54) | life balance, positive emotions, resilience, stress management, work life balance | By: lifecoach

I recently held a pair of workshops on the topic of resilience, (defined as: an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity). We explored some of the ways we can strengthen our resilience in order to better deal with the tough times in life. A key component of resilience is positivity, which involves increasing positive […]

Will YOU take a break?

5 June, 2014 (04:45) | healthy living, staycation, Uncategorized, vacation, work life balance | By: lifecoach

In a few short weeks summer will be upon us!  The weather will be warmer, kids (and some of you) will be out of school, and you may be wondering if you can squeeze in a long overdue vacation. Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “I can’t see my way clear to take time off right now. […]

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 […]

Look Back Before Setting Your New Year’s Resolutions

12 December, 2013 (01:08) | business success, Personal Success, resolutions | By: lifecoach

My friend Jane recently shared a dream that revealed she hadn’t graduated college.  The dream felt so real, that when she awoke she went looking for her diploma in order to remind herself that she actually did graduate!  I imagine this experience is familiar to many. We work hard to achieve our goals, but we […]