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There is no downside to being more positive
Stop Saying DON’T!

Stop Saying DON’T!

This is the time of year many of us are trying to add good or healthy habits to our lives such as get in better shape, lose weight, eat healthier, read books, and on and on and on. Some of us may be working to eliminate bad habits like smoking or eating junk foods.

Remember to Celebrate the Habit

Remember to Celebrate the Habit

This is the time of year many of us are trying to add good or healthy habits to our lives such as get in better shape, lose weight, eat healthier, read books, and on and on and on. Some of us may be working to eliminate bad habits like smoking or eating junk foods.

Holiday Season is Hug Season!

Holiday Season is Hug Season!

The most pleasurable method of increasing oxytocin is in human touch, most frequently exhibited in hugging. Giving someone a hug leads to higher levels of oxytocin and a greater sense of well-being.

Gratitude, a fundamental key to personal happiness

Gratitude, a fundamental key to personal happiness

Whatever you are grateful for will grow in your life to create more things to be grateful for. Gratitude and more importantly, the practice of gratitude is a primary key to becoming truly happy, experiencing enhanced life satisfaction, and overcoming down or bad days....

Stress Relief for the Holidays or Anytime

Stress Relief for the Holidays or Anytime

There is no question that the Holiday season can add stress to our already stressful lives. Unmanaged stress is the number one overall health problem in the US according to the CDC, NIH and other health organizations. They say it drives 75 to 90 percent of our doctor...

Embracing a Positive Mindset at Work

Embracing a Positive Mindset at Work

Some days at work are going to feel like the office is on fire and you have to walk through burning hoops to get your job done. It’s these times that you’ll probably struggle the most to maintain a positive attitude. You may be good under pressure, but when the odds...

Stress Makes Us Less Effective

Stress Makes Us Less Effective

The business benefits of being good at stress. Does it make sense for a small- to medium-sized organization to engage in a stress management program? We know the big companies have stress management programs so it must return a tangible value to the company. Let’s...

A Gentle Kick to The Heart

A Gentle Kick to The Heart

Sometimes it takes a gentle kick to the heart to remind me of what is truly important. I was watching, or more accurately listening to the news when the Clemson Tigers visited the White House after winning the national collegiate football title. I must admit I wasn’t...

Mindfulness Moment – Savor something today

Mindfulness Moment – Savor something today

Savoring is a fun mindfulness practice. Savoring is one of my favorite mindfulness practices. I don’t call it an exercise because exercise means work. Perhaps I will have to try savoring exercise to create a more positive mindset about it. Savoring is simply deciding...