The Science of Happiness: 5 Ways Nature Makes You Happier

“Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness.” Samuel Johnson Who doesn’t want to be happy? We all could use more happiness in our lives, so I’ve compiled some of the scientific research on what makes us happy. In the video below, I share insights from studies in the fields of positive psychology, medicine, and behavioral economics on the important role …

3 Ways to Improve Your Success in 2017

Each New Year’s eve, we create a list of resolutions and promises to ourselves. Some people promise themselves to eat healthy and eat less fat. Some focus on spending quality time with their family. Others plan to pursue their passion. To finally fulfill the desires burning inside them.   But most times, we find ourselves unable to stick to the routine or timetable we had planned out …

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Activate the Healing Powers of Love in Your Life

Love is the most powerful healing emotion. It has been described as a bio cognitive healing field that improves our health and well-being. Love is not just a feeling; it is a way of thinking about ourselves and others. Practicing the act of loving will increase our happiness, confidence, relationships, and health. This article describes how love improves our lives phsyically …

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How Balanced is Your Life Portfolio: 3 Steps to Life Balance

Many of us are aware of the importance of creating a balanced financial portfolio, but do we know how to create a balanced life? Having an out of balance lifestyle leads to poor health, career burnout, chronic stress and depression. In a recent study , researchers found that obese individuals reported significantly lower life balance scores and much more stress. It’s likely that a chronically …

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A Better Approach to Time Management

How can effective time management help us support ourselves? Many of us are great supporters of other people. But, we have never thought about what it means to support ourselves. We are great supporters of our family and friends. Great advocates for the social issues we care about. We take pride in the myriad of ways we help  others achieve their goals. So …

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Using the Power of Focus to Create a Life You Love

Most women I meet are stressed as they struggle to meet the demands placed on them by modern life. Performing in the workplace, caring for children, partners, elderly parents and outside relationships means that most women have very little time and energy to devote to nurturing their own physical and psychological health. As a result of this stress, many women are in …

How the Idea of Gifted Blocks Your Success

We like to think of some people as particularly gifted or talented in some areas. We think they they are born with innate abilities that make them masters in specific arenas. Yet, the mythology of giftedness is damaging to us as individuals and as a society. First, the ideology of giftedness is problematic because it is empirically untrue. Second, the belief …

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The Secret Confidence Killer

You have a unique set of talents and a distinctive perspective that is unlike any other. Developing your talents and perspective are the keys to your financial freedom and happiness. Yet, you may be undermining your talent, freedom, and happiness with comparison thinking. Making comparisons is useful when it comes to shopping for cars or shoes. But, it’s deadly for our …

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Celebrate Your Talents and Create a Life of Freedom and Happiness

Discovering and developing your talents is your key to freedom, success, and happiness. Developing your talents may or may not include formal schooling. Sometimes your career will be the manifestation of your life’s purpose. Other times your career may be the vehicle that supports your ability to do your life’s work. Either way, a meaningful and successful life is dependent upon celebrating …

Saying No: the secret to creating balance in your life and work

People who are successful in life and their careers have mastered the skill of saying no. They don’t say no to everything. Instead, they say no to people, projects, and activities that are in not line with their core values and life purpose. In this article I share how this simple word can help you create balance in your life …