What makes me happy?

A few years ago I was impressed and curious when my sister went scouting for a place to buy near Mt. Rainier National Park. Since then, I’ve admired the fact that she knew what would make her happy and was willing to spend serious money to live in her happiness. Did I know what made me happy? Not really. And, I was …

Can you hear your heart calling?

Summertime makes it easier to follow our heart, doesn’t it? Having longer days to check out the forest, a trail, a lake, a bird’s nest or visit an old friend. As Baby Boomers transition into a new season of life, what is your heart saying? Are you listening carefully to what your spirit is whispering? Or, are you are too …

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5 Key Choices that can Change Your Life

The power of choice is a fundamental power, according to the TEDx talk Caroline Myss presented this spring. However, she says since choice often arrives in the tiniest moments of life, we seldom realize how key or significant our decisions are. In her presentation, the 5 choices that matter are: The decision to live a life of integrity. Do not betray yourself …

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Curiosity improves our brain function

So much changes in our world, and our brain, when we approach it from a curious stance. This is especially true when we want to change something; ask what would make it better? When we were young, life was all about exploring, right? What’s behind the couch? Where did the ball go? Somewhere we lost a lot of that exploring as …

Empowering your employees – risky?

Leadership and Management have a real challenge – a dilemma of sorts. They can assume and act as if they have all the answers. Often, they believe that is what is expected of them. When you assume the questioner could have a solution or idea of their own, asking for their perspective and input will actually help THEIR development as an …

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Seniors who ___?___ are happier

As Baby Boomers face retirement, how’s your time planning coming along? You know, that 24/7 Freedom of Time – how are those plans coming along? Senior Centers tell me they combat isolation, depression and declining health. How many people do we all know who were gone after just 3 years of retiring? We are happier when we are connecting with others. Dedicate some …

Being curious is . . . .

When we decide to change something in our life, curiosity is an ideal mental place to be. Being curious about what works for other people, curious about other options, curious about new ways to do something, curious about new choices will open us up to new possibilities. What a great place to be. It’s not for the faint hearted. Be …

How Can I?

Neuroscience is teaching us how this one principle changes so much about how things process in our mind. “I can’t” is resignation, end of story, turn off the dialogue. The HUGE difference that “How can I?” makes is, it turns on our imagination, allows for possibilities, and sets up an anticipated outcome! Makes us curious? It actually sends an inquiry …

Finding your song

What makes your heart sing will give you energy, bliss and quite possibly, purpose. It is time well spent when you focus on, or become curious about, what lifts your spirit and makes you sing. In the middle of everything, Find Your Song!

Don’t go upstream!

When you live from the whisper deep inside you, going with that flow is where your effectiveness and joy will amaze you. You will live in your vitality!