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Focus on What You Can Control

Given the circumstances we are facing right now, it seemed fitting to re-share this post from October.  Now, more than ever, we need to focus on what we can control.  Take care of yourself – both your mind and your body.  We’ll get through this! — The Final Countdown is a movie released in 1980.  It Read More

Create Your Own Happiness

It’s amazing how things have changed in last two weeks.  On the date of my last blog post, COVID-19 was a concern that has turned into an historic event.  Now, more than ever, understanding of how our brain works will make a big difference in our daily lives. The frontal lobe of the brain is Read More

Be Happy Now

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” -Paul H. Dunn Happiness is the appreciation of life and moments of pleasure, but overall Read More

Self-love = Self-care

My last post centered around love (it was, after all, a week before Valentine’s Day). I’d like to continue the theme of love and introduce you to another word the ancient Greeks had for love: Philautia or self-love. This word can often be misinterpreted because it can be associated with undue regard for oneself or Read More

Philia – A Greek Word for Love

Next week, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate those whom we love. Did you know that the ancient Greeks had eight different words for love? One kind of love is Philia, often translated as “brotherly love” or friendship. This is the kind of love we can practice with people at work by Read More

Get Curious!

If you read my last post, you may have discovered a new word.  After I wrote it, I was curious – is there an actual meaning to the word “chit”?   Turns out there is! The definition of the word chit is: a short official note, memorandum or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.  That led Read More

Chit – No Chat

A recent workshop attendee, who I’ll call “Jim”, works in sales.  During the workshop, Jim shared the following story: Jim called on a current customer and the customer started the meeting by saying, “We are going to have a chit.” When Jim gave the customer a questioning look, the customer responded by saying, “You’ve heard Read More

It’s All About Our Perspective

There was once an older woman who locked her keys in the car. As she was struggling with a coat hanger to get her car unlocked, she prayed and asked God for help in solving her dilemma. Soon, a man on a motorcycle pulled up beside her.  He was rough looking and covered with tattoos Read More

Cheerfulness is Contagious

As we enter the holiday season, most of us will be spending time with family.  Sometimes it can be challenging to be around family.  Because of that, I wanted to share a story that I learned about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ginsberg was asked by a reporter about some of the best advice Read More

The Power of Words

Magicians use the magic word ‘abracadabra’ as they perform their tricks.  I learned recently, thanks to a TedX talk by Andrew Bennett, the origin of the word is Aramaic, and it means what I speak is what I create. Words have power to create or destroy.  This is an invitation to pay attention to the Read More