Rise Above Negativity

Why is negativity used so often in marketing and politics? “Our ancestors had to pay a lot of attention to bad news,” states Rick Hanson in his TED talk. The more primitive part of our brain looks for problems to solve to keep us safe. It was essential in...

The Gratitude Habit

This time of year, we can fall prey to “gratitude fatigue.”  All this talk about giving thanks for what we have can make it a bit surfacy. However, it’s the regular habit of gratitude that has the potential for truly activating our well-being. A simple shift...

How to handle stress from the news

When the news rips at your stomach, constricts your heart, and boggles your mind, what do you do? Hide?  Put it all the blind spot.  Ignore the fear, sadness, worry.  Hope it will just go away. Try to make sense of it?  Listen to every news story, every perspective. ...

Activate Happiness and Health

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.     Dalai Lama We all want to be happy, but it doesn’t just happen.  In fact, there is a whole science now devoted to discovering what actions lead to happiness.   The tricky part is that our...

How to find life balance? Embrace the Sway

Life balance is a concept that many of us are trying to achieve.  When our life is out of balance we often turn on ourselves, thinking we messed up in some way.  This self-blame reaction only pulls us further away from life balance, expending a lot of energy trying to...