Positivity Practices

Can You Pivot?

Ever had one of those days? You know the kind I am talking about. One of those days when it...

We Learn in Stages

We learn in stages. Learning often starts with Unconscious Incompetence – that’s where you don’t know what you don’t know....

50 Shades of Grateful

In preparation for the upcoming holiday, I found some pictures that warmed my heart and put me in a state...

Breathe

We take over 25,000 breaths a day, almost all of them unconscious. When we are under stress we tend to...

On Crabbiness

Lest you think that someone that teaches positivity and happiness practices in business would be happy all the time, let...

Resist the Temptation

Negativity is easy. For most of us it’s the path of least resistance. The world that surrounds us continually tells...

When God Talks Back

There was once a time when I was obsessively concerned about the health of someone dear to me. I really...

Set Yourself Up for Success

Creating happiness is an inside job. For those of us who were not born with the smiley face imprinted on...

Death by Chocolate

Today it’s 888. It’s the 8th day of August in the year 2015 (2+1+5=8). It’s a year and one day...

Carpe Kairos

A friend of mine walked in my door recently carrying this little sign. “Carpe Kairos” it read. “Kairos?” I asked...

Work For Peace (and Against Violence)

  If you are like most people today you are fed up and angry about what is happening in the...

Live the Four-Fold Way

  This last week the world lost a great teacher, Angeles Arrien.  An author, educator and consultant, Angeles was a...

It’s International Happiness Day – Here’s an Audio Gift for You

It’s March 20th and International Happiness Day. This day was created by the United Nations proclaiming the pursuit of happiness...

Rainbow Day

Oh Happy Day!

What an exciting week we have coming up! On Thursday March 20th, it’s International Day of Happiness. Its goal is...

Welcome to the Funk Zone

 It happens, you know. There are times when even a happiness coach is not happy. Happiness, like all emotions, is...

Is Happy on Your List for the New Year?

 What’s the First Word of the Year? Yep, the very first sentence we say to each other at the very...

Go To The Beach In Your Mind… Or To The Mountains, The Forest Or The Rocks

Here’s a strange, but mostly unknown fact.  Your unconscious mind cannot distinguish the difference between something that is real or...

Make Your Own Love List

Live has a way of throwing us off kilter. Have you noticed? A short glimpse of the news, a call...

Butterfly Beach

What Are Your BE ATTITUDES?

2013…It’s been a strange year for me so far.  In January I took off for California and Hawaii. First a...

Appreciation Audit

Building the “Positivity muscle” requires a little work.  In the very same way that you might build more stamina with...

3 Good Things And Why Exercise

We now know that when we can activate a positive emotion deliberately it has just as much power as when...

Set Yourself Up for Success

Do you remember the last time you bought a car? If you knew the kind of car you wanted to...

Don’t Beat the Puppy

Years ago I had a wonderful coach – a colleague and friend that agreed he would work with me after...

Use for No Guts No Glory

NO GUTS, NO GLORY!

I’m not sure who said it – No Guts, No Glory – but I do believe it’s true. Everything you...

“No, Not All The Time”

I called a friend yesterday to schedule a call later this week for some business we have together. “How are...

BUILD POSITIVE CAPACITY AT WORK

It’s amazing. No matter where I teach – at a conference, engineering firm, doctor’s office, bank, catalog company, or CEO...

THE LAW OF REQUISITE VARIETY

The more options we have the better we cope with change. The more flexible we are, the better we cope...

my heart in your hands

Positively Happy Marriage Wishes

Just this week I did a spousal retreat day for a Vistage Florida group. I had CEO’s and their spouses...

AN APPLE A DAY . . .

There once lived a very old man in a small village. He was in extreme good health. He could be...

COMPARE AT YOUR OWN RISK

Be Happy: Don’t Compare! A few weeks ago, I was at a trade show where I got to spend some time...

Saying ‘Goodbye Bonnie’

Bonnie was a bright ray of sunshine and the last time I saw her I told her I’d be back...

Find Any Excuse to Celebrate

The week before last, I was in NY with most of the whole family together, east coast and west coast....

ARE YOU DEVIANT?

What do Michael Jordon, Mylie Cyrus, Rosa Parks, Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos), Lady Gaga and families with healthy children...

CREATING NEW HABITS

Some psychologists say that all it takes to create a new habit is 21 days of doing it and that...

CREATE A MORNING RITUAL

Every morning, before the day has a chance to get to you, set your intention for the day. I like...

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

Language structures reality and impacts the way we feel. “No, I can’t get it to you on Thursday,” feels differently...

LIKE THE BIRDS

According to Fast Company magazine, in an article called “You Say You Want A Revolution” there’s a lot to be...