Reviewing Your Findings

In all research projects, you collect data and then you tally and review your findings.  So it’s time to tally up your research and see where you are at in this present time.  You may find that your are in a better place than you started out believing.  You may find that you are not…

Helping Reshaped

I became a counselor back in the early 90’s because I wanted to help people.  It’s 25+ years later and I still want to help people, but in that time, I have changed.  I have had a number of life events, both good and bad, that have helped reshape how I view things.  I am…

How’s it going?

We’ve been in this last phase for a few days now.  What are you noticing?  Please don’t get discouraged as you going through this and don’t judge yourself.  We are all human and we are surrounded by negativity at times.  This is about AWARENESS not change at this point.  This is about understanding how language…

We’re Almost at the Finish Line

This is week 4.  Where did the time go?  It always seems to go quickly when we are focused on an activity or looking forward to something coming up. This week, the last activity for this session, is borrowed from Catherine Behan’s experiment that I discussed last week.  I want you to try to go…

Confidence vs Conceit – The Differences

In conversations I have had with family, friends, colleagues, clients, etc., I have discovered that many people do not understand the difference between confidence and conceit.  They are two different things entirely and yet most of us seem to have them confused. Conceit, by definition, is EXCESSIVE pride in oneself.  This would include believing you…

Language check-in

So, what are you noticing about your language usage?  Are you pretty positive in your language use?  Are you pretty negative in your language use?  This is NOT about judging, just awareness.  As you become more aware of how you think and talk about things, you may find you want to make some changes. Reminder: …

Watch Your Language!

Well, it’s week 3 already!  What have you noticed?  Seeing any small shifts?  I hope so and I know that I am. So here’s the next leg of our journey: what kinds of words do you use most often during the course of your day?  Are they positively charged?  Are they negatively charged?  Are they…

Intentional Living

Last time I talked about default living which I define as going through the motions without much attention or intention.  I believe that if we choose to live intentionally, then we can make a large impact on the quality of our life with limited effort.  (Note:  limited effort, not no effort!) When people start living…

Activity 2 check-in

Having fun?  Have you been making an effort to add some fun into each day?  There is research that shows laughter has all kinds of positive effects on us emotionally and physically!  If you don’t feel that your schedule allows you to do something fun each day, then change it up a bit and do…

Week Two Activity is Here!

It’s week 2 already!  Time flies when we’re having fun.  So, the question is, are you having fun? Since you’ve, hopefully, gotten the hang of starting your day with the idea that this day will be the best one this week, let’s up the ante the a little bit. Each day this week, do at…

Default Living

Both personally and professionally, it is important to be aware of how we are living.  Are you living with intention or are you living on the default setting?  Do you follow the same routine each day, both at work and at home?  Don’t misunderstand me here, I am not saying that the routine itself is…

Check-In

So how is activity 1 going?  Are you taking the time to actually say “Today will be the best day this week” each morning?  What are you noticing about how you are feeling as your start your day?  What are you noticing about your days as they are happening. Make sure you take the time…