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

Tweet Here’s a strange, but mostly unknown fact.  Your unconscious mind cannot distinguish the difference between something that is real or something vividly imagined. Take a moment and let that sink in.It’s really a useful thing to know. Only 5% of your mind is conscious to you – the other 95% is buried, much like […]

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Make Your Own Love List

Tweet Live has a way of throwing us off kilter. Have you noticed? A short glimpse of the news, a call that a friend is sick, another friend is stressed over a car accident or even a glance at the long list of to-do’s that don’t seem to get done – all are things that […]

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Appreciation Audit

Tweet Building the “Positivity muscle” requires a little work.  In the very same way that you might build more stamina with sit-ups or build your biceps with weights you can strengthen your ability to notice and feel more positivity with the discipline of what I call the “Appreciation Audit”. Three to five times during the […]

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3 Good Things And Why Exercise

Tweet We now know that when we can activate a positive emotion deliberately it has just as much power as when it happens spontaneously.  Positive emotions produce the chemistry of calm, the chemistry of joy, the chemistry of healing inside our bodies. I get excited when I think that I can deliberately cause myself well […]

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Set Yourself Up for Success

Tweet Do you remember the last time you bought a car? If you knew the kind of car you wanted to buy, you may have noticed a strange thing happened. Let’s say you wanted to buy a red Jeep. From the time you started thinking about it until after the time you bought it, it’s […]

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Don’t Beat the Puppy

Tweet Years ago I had a wonderful coach – a colleague and friend that agreed he would work with me after the shock of 9/11 which came shortly after I’d lost my father. He was a gift. The lessons I learned with him stuck, and I’m still practicing them, with the intention of being more […]

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“No, Not All The Time”

Tweet I called a friend yesterday to schedule a call later this week for some business we have together. “How are you?” I asked. “NOT happy” she said. “Me neither.” I replied. “You?” she questioned. “You should be happy.” “Well, I’m not. Could be the barometric pressure waiting for this storm to come in, or […]

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Positively Happy Marriage Wishes

my heart in your hands

Tweet Just this week I did a spousal retreat day for a Vistage Florida group. I had CEO’s and their spouses in the room together and the topic was “Creating Happiness”. They picked the topic because they wanted to understand more about science is now telling us about the value of positive emotion. What a […]

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Saying ‘Goodbye Bonnie’

Tweet Bonnie was a bright ray of sunshine and the last time I saw her I told her I’d be back in two hours for lunch. I told her I had to work but I would bring my work with me and I’d sit there at the beach enjoying my lunch, my work and the […]

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Find Any Excuse to Celebrate

Tweet The week before last, I was in NY with most of the whole family together, east coast and west coast. It was a very special time. We had a wedding, a new baby great grandson born, a belated birthday party and lots of time to hear Nannie tell stories (Tell me again Nannie!!) of […]

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