Breathe

Tweet We take over 25,000 breaths a day, almost all of them unconscious. When we are under stress we tend to breathe quickly, shallowly and from the upper chest. Sometimes we even gulp air. That keeps stale air circulating in the body. Put into practice the positive habit of pausing to breathe deeply and completely. […]

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On Crabbiness

Tweet Lest you think that someone that teaches positivity and happiness practices in business would be happy all the time, let me set the record straight. Sometimes I’m downright crabby. Lots of things effect my crabbiness – the weather, what I’ve eaten, how much sleep and exercise I get, the people I’m spending time with. […]

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Resist the Temptation

Tweet Negativity is easy. For most of us it’s the path of least resistance. The world that surrounds us continually tells us what is wrong, bad and occasionally evil. While that can be helpful if we need to avoid those very pitfalls, in the long run exposure to so much negativity is simply not a […]

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Carpe Kairos

Tweet A friend of mine walked in my door recently carrying this little sign. “Carpe Kairos” it read. “Kairos?” I asked curiously. “I know Carpe Diem – Seize the day!” “Kairos!” he replied. “The moment – seize the moment JoAnna!” How often are we thinking about something other than the moment we are occupying? 70, […]

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Welcome to the Funk Zone

Tweet  It happens, you know. There are times when even a happiness coach is not happy. Happiness, like all emotions, is fleeting and so, to maintain it one must practice doing the things that create happy and positive emotions – often.  Most days, my focus, determination and devotion to my path allow me to experience […]

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Is Happy on Your List for the New Year?

Tweet  What’s the First Word of the Year? Yep, the very first sentence we say to each other at the very first moment of a New Year begins with “Happy”. The very first word we shout as the ball drops is “Happy!” Our very first wish for each other at the beginning of a new […]

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What Are Your BE ATTITUDES?

Butterfly Beach

Tweet 2013…It’s been a strange year for me so far.  In January I took off for California and Hawaii. First a visit with my daughter and her family and then off to speaking at a special client conference (and I got to stay for a week.) A week away and alone made me realize how […]

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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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NO GUTS, NO GLORY!

Use for No Guts No Glory

Tweet I’m not sure who said it – No Guts, No Glory – but I do believe it’s true. Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone and you’ll never get it without stretching or taking a few risks. Becoming a positive leader (in your life and in your business) requires trying things that […]

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