Shedding Expectations

Shedding Expectations

    “I always feel happy. You know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone. Expectations always hurt.” —Shakespeare What a great quote! Living it means so much when it comes to happiness—but let me clarify. I realize that at work you expect...
Action Beats Angst

Action Beats Angst

  We have all been there at one time or another—putting off doing something for whatever reason until the procrastination causes anguish in one form or another. Why do we do it? In most circumstances we do it because we can. When a project, job, task or whatever...
Dealing with Regret

Dealing with Regret

  As people age, they begin to realize how many opportunities they’ve squandered over the years. Moments of regrets and “should haves” are not uncommon. Some are petty, like hobbies that weren’t pursued. Others are more profound—like failing to take steps to...
The Impact of Helicopter Parents

The Impact of Helicopter Parents

Did You Know…what the impact is of parents who take an overprotective or excessive interest in the lives of their children? Parents who take an overprotective or excessive interest in the lives of their children are called “helicopter parents.” I believe the only good...
Getting Our Priorities Straight

Getting Our Priorities Straight

Being physically fit, while not the only consideration for living a chronologically gifted life, is the foundation for longevity. The simple truth is: when you begin taking care of your physical health more seriously, you begin feeling better too. You’ll have more...
Life Lessons

Life Lessons

There is no shortage of advice on how to lead a happy, productive, rewarding and long life. Yet, it is a topic that continues to attract our attention. In the 2016 September/October issue of Psychology Today, the publication collected 16 snippets from a variety of...