You might think this is odd, but a couple of years ago I started to have chats with my 95 year-old self. It is especially odd when you consider that I may not even live to be 95 years old! Basically, I ask my 95 year-old self for advice. After all, everything I do directly impacts him. We are aligned on the goal to maximize our joy, fulfillment and contribution we … [Read more...] about Advice from My 95 Year-Old Self
The following blog was first printed for Thanksgiving 2012 and honors my Dad who died in 2014. I reprint it here in his honor. You probably don’t have time to read this because you are ON THE GO! Same here. In fact, I didn’t have time to write this because I am ON THE GO! But, if you take a couple of minutes to read this it just might improve your quality of … [Read more...] about Thankfulness & Savoring
Social media is feeding FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – which, ironically, is making many of us miss out on something much more valuable: JOMO. The Joy Of Missing Out is about simplicity and the joy of not being overwhelmed. Stoked by social media, our all-too-common fear of missing out, or FOMO, is often cited as a reason why we live beyond our means, take on debt and … [Read more...] about FOMO vs JOMO
It’s August. If you’re anything like me - a working parent with multiple children - the approaching end of the summer brings a combination of relief and panic. Relief, because you’ll no longer be cobbling together childcare options from expensive summer camps, grandparent visits, and PTO. Panic, because the lax attitude you can adopt in the summer towards your … [Read more...] about Back to School – Boon or Bust?
This is the final blog in a three part series on Positivity. The first one outlined the benefits of having a high ratio of positive emotional experiences compared to negative ones, which are: 1.) Enhanced Performance, 2.) More Fulfillment and Satisfaction, and 3.) Better Health. Next, we looked at ways to decrease the negative emotional experiences you have in life. This … [Read more...] about Positivity Power Toolkit