On Love and Teamwork

As a PhD student in psychology, I am immersed in the constantly evolving research around how to help people improve their well-being. The science of positive psychology (and yes – it is a science) is full of practical applications on how an individual can improve the odds of flourishing – now and into the future. […]

Beware Who You’re Spending Time With!

As an executive coach, I work with clients in a variety of situations. Some people work in big companies, some in small firms, some are solopreneurs, some are new in their careers, mid-career professionals, and others are in their encore years (I don’t like using the word “retired.”) Regardless of the specifics, I always work […]

Choose To Be An Optimist!

Some days are rough. Some days are rougher than others. Some days are beyond rough and are dreadfully bad. It’s ok. Breathe. Life is filled with the good, the bad, and everything in between. Choosing to view life with a spirit of hope and positivity gives us courage and the power to move forward in […]

13 Steps to Improve Flourishing In Life

You may know that I’m nearing completion of my PhD in Psychology. I’m uniquely interested in a field called “Positive Psychology,” and in adult human resilience.  Bottom line, I want to learn how to better flourish in my life, and be able to help those I love and those I coach to flourish more as […]

Top Six Ways to Win the War Against Stress

First of all, it’s not about getting rid of stress. That won’t happen. Stress is a part of real life – always has been, always will be. Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, stress (and sometimes tons of it) is a part of our existence as humans. So […]

Doing the Hard Work?

If you are like me, you sometimes struggle with getting the most important things done.  It is so easy to stay busy working on the urgent but not-important “stuff” in our lives.  Steven Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” has a great chapter on time-management, and points out how we really should prioritize […]

Resilience at Work

For several years now, I have been fascinated with the subject of “resiliency.” Maybe it is because I know that success as a small business owner is hugely a matter of being resilient with all of the ups and downs that are part of the ride. A high degree of resilience is required to be successful, […]