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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WE LEARN IN STAGES

Tweet We learn in stages. Learning often starts with Unconscious Incompetence – that’s where you don’t know what you don’t know. Think about being a child – you don’t know there are skills involved in driving a car, tying your shoelaces, or writing your name. Before I studied happiness coaching I didn’t even know that […]

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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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CREATING NEW HABITS

Tweet Some psychologists say that all it takes to create a new habit is 21 days of doing it and that will be enough to ingrain it. Some say 30 days. And some neurologists say that it MAY take as long as six months to fully set a new habit in place if you are […]

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CREATE A MORNING RITUAL

Tweet Every morning, before the day has a chance to get to you, set your intention for the day. I like to start my morning ritual with gratitude. I think about all things for which I am grateful (not the least of which is waking up.) I give thanks for the night’s sleep, the comfy […]

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WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

Tweet Language structures reality and impacts the way we feel. “No, I can’t get it to you on Thursday,” feels differently than “What I can do is get it to you first thing on Friday morning.” They basically say the same thing but one sets an “I can” framework and the other an “I can’t.” […]

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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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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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LIKE THE BIRDS

Tweet According to Fast Company magazine, in an article called “You Say You Want A Revolution” there’s a lot to be said for looking at patterns in nature as we think about our organizations. Looking at the social structure of birds can teach us a lot, according to physicist Hai-Tao Zhang at the University of […]

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