Happy Thanksgiving to all! Yesterday, I wrote about Positive Psychology and the new science of Gratitude. Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA and I wanted to expand on my thoughts. Traditionally, on Thanksgiving Day, we enjoy a feast of turkey and pumpkin pie, but more important, this holiday represents the one day of the […]Read More
Thanksgiving and Gratitude
“Gratitude is the secret to life.” – Albert Schweitzer Researchers within the new field of Positive Psychology have investigated the attitude of gratitude and have scientifically concluded that it can increase personal happiness, overall well-being, satisfaction with life, and physical health. If you would like to learn more about this without having to review all […]Read More
The Fifty Year Plan
Last week, I wrote the reasons to have a 5-Year Plan. If you already have completed your five year life plan, I encourage to craft a 50-Year Plan too! Expand your time horizon for half a century and plan out all you would like to be, do, have, learn, see, and experience. What if you […]Read More
Do You Have a Five Year Plan?
“We greatly overestimate what we can accomplish in one year. But we greatly underestimate what we can accomplish in five years.” – Peter Drucker “It’s fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that’s too hard, start with a two-year plan.” […]Read More
In mathematics, the Fibonacci sequence includes the following integer sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377… Although this sequence was known to Indian mathematicians over 2000 years ago, the concept was introduced to the west by Fibonacci in his 1202 book entitled Liber Abaci. Without going […]Read More
The Stop List
Many people create a daily task or ‘to do’ list; however, few use another essential tool which I call a Stop List. In many ways, this can be considered a ‘NOT to do’ list. Yet, unlike a task list, you do not need to recreate this document on a daily basis as it focuses on focuses […]Read More
What Have I Forgotten?
As professional coach and philosopher-at-large, I collect powerful questions. This one I learned from the late, great science fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Although Clarke is still best known for his science fiction novels such as Childhood’s End (which has been in print for over 60 years and has generated over $25 million in […]Read More
Consuming Vs. Creating
The old adage is true: money can’t buy you love. Yet, this is not the only important context where money is not helpful. I believe this: it is impossible to consume one’s way to either happiness or meaningfulness. In other words, you are not defined by your stuff. In the 21st century, we now live […]Read More
The Three Apple Diet Plan
The old saying is ‘An apple a day keeps the Doctor away.’ Well, I believe this proverb may require a 21st century update as three daily apples can be used as a simple weight loss tool as well as a method for optimizing overall health and physical well-being. The data is clear: apples are a […]Read More
You are a Human Becoming!
The Pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus is famous for this epigram: one never steps in the same river twice. Heraclitus viewed the cosmos as a place of constant flow and flux, continual change and transformation. A river, from one point of view, is a static entity. Yet, as Heraclitus argues, from moment to moment, with the current, […]Read More