Think You’re a Failure? Then You Are! (But You Don’t Have to Be—Achieve Success with One Small Change)

Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re right.” The same is true with failure. Since the true definition of success is being content with yourself, then if you think you’re a failure, well…you’re right! Sounds harsh, I know. Fortunately, going from failure to success isn’t nearly […]

Are You Being Positive about Your Positive Thinking? (How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Efforts, Plus 3 Questions to Ask Yourself)

Have you made a commitment to think more positively? Great! How’s that going for you? If you’re not getting the results you had hoped for or have stalled in your progress, there may be a problem with your practice, and that problem may be you! Ask yourself the following three questions to find out whether […]

5 Rarely Thought-Of Reasons to Feel Grateful (No Matter How Crazy Your Life Might Be Right Now)

I recently read a profound definition of gratitude that really resonated with something deep within me: “Gratitude is an unconditional love for life.” Doesn’t that just ring with truth? Think about someone who you love unconditionally—a parent, a spouse, a child, or a friend. When you call up an image of this person in your […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Are You Giving It to Yourself? What Self-Respect Means for Your Happiness and How to Start Respecting Yourself Today

What comes to mind when you think of the word “respect”? Whether or not you hear Aretha Franklin singing in the back of your head, most of us see respect as something that is given to us by others. But, what about self-respect? Are you treating yourself with the same respect that you desire and […]

3 Signs You’re An Introvert (And Why You Should Be Happy About It!)

There’s been a lot of talk about introversion in the media lately. For decades, it’s been seen as the weaker personality perhaps because extroverts tend to be more outspoken. Collectively, they make up the squeaky wheel that gets all the attention! The pendulum does tend to be swinging in the other direction, though, which is […]

Manage Your Stress By Managing Your Time: 3 Simple Techniques

Our society places a lot of emphasis on both time and money. Some people like to say that time is money, so it’s no surprise that the issue of time weighs heavily on our minds. If you’re like most of us, you probably think that there’s never enough time to get everything done that you […]

4 Things to Tell Yourself When You’re Having an Anxiety Attack

If you’ve ever had an anxiety attack, then you know what a scary experience it can be. You may feel as if you’re going to lose control or in extreme circumstances, you may fear that you won’t survive the experience. Either way, it’s no fun. Unfortunately, if you’ve had one anxiety attack, it’s likely you’ll […]

Never, Ever Give Up: 3 Messages from Marathon Swimmer Diana Nyad

While most of us were firing up the barbeques or lazing around by the pool this Labor Day weekend, 64-year old Diana Nyad was in the water, but she wasn’t there for recreation. She was on a mission to fulfill her lifelong dream of swimming the 103-mile passage from Cuba to Florida. Ms. Nyad had […]

Could You Beat Depression by Simply Turning Off Your Smartphone?

Recently, I wrote a post about how technology may be stressing you out. If you read that post, you know that I’m a big fan of technology in moderation. After all, how could I be opposed to something that empowers people with knowledge, connects us to people far and wide, and brings laughter and entertainment […]

Are You Keeping the Peace at the Expense of Honoring Your True Self?

I’m a peacekeeper by nature. I don’t like to ruffle feathers. It makes me anxious when others express anger, even when it’s not directed toward me. I’d rather sacrifice my opinion or preference to avoid conflict. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking about how this impacts my own happiness. Am I giving up my love for […]