Happiness Boosters: What Are Yours?

Applying the philosophical principle of Ockham’s Razor—where the simplest answer to a dilemma is often the most nearly correct one—to the question of what makes us happiest is one way to identify some universal bringers of happiness. For instance, Rogers and Hammerstein were right on-target in their perennial hit show, “The Sound of Music,” when they mentioned the following as …

Lifestyle Choices: Your Power to Increase the Quality of Your Life

Lifestyle Choices: Your Power to Increase the Quality of Your Life!

“When I close my eyes I see the life I’m dreaming of…” “When I close my eyes I’m finally FREE to live the life I choose for me!” This is a beautiful video that reminded me of what an incredible feeling it is to control your own destiny.  No matter what your circumstances, no matter what challenges have hit you …

Happiness How To Find It In The Little Things

Happiness: How To Find It In The Little Things

Happiness sometimes seems to be the unreachable dream, the valiant quest that somehow hovers just beyond our grasp. And yet, perhaps happiness really is surrounding us always, in the little moments, tiny treasures, if we only take the time to notice. This video, putting to words and music the delightful “little book” Be Happy by Monica Sheehan , is a …

Financial Literacy How’s Your Money IQ

Financial Literacy: How’s Your Money IQ ?

Financial Literacy—Your Key to Success It’s often been said that money cannot buy happiness. While that’s true, anyone who’s ever had trouble coming up with the rent or paying their monthly utility bills knows money can make a big down payment toward living a less-troubled life. In many ways, financial health is similar to physical health. Both are enablers rather …

Financial Wellness Planning for the Future

Financial Wellness: Planning for the Future

Regarding delayed gratification, true financial wellness means experiencing financial health today and tomorrow. That means looking ahead to your retirement years and doing your best now to anticipate your immediate needs when you no longer wish to work or are unable to continue working. During your prime working years, it is incumbent on each of us to establish long-term revenue …

The Entrepreneur’s Pledge

As a former judge, attorney and educator, I believe in pledging allegiance. As a proud American citizen, I believe in supporting my country, and the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that has been afforded to me because of the sacrifices of so many before me. As a Christian, I believe in standing for my faith, in reflecting love without …

Gratitude Why Thanksgiving May Very Well Be The Healthiest Day of the Year

Gratitude: Why Thanksgiving May Very Well Be The Healthiest Day of the Year!

Thanksgiving is a national day of remembering the things we are most grateful for. But if we truly understood the powerful health benefits of gratitude, and how easy it is to achieve them, we would all be practicing gratefulness 365 days a year. Imagine a pill that could improve your marriage, increase your heart health, help you sleep better, eliminate …

Your Complete Guide to Celebrating Your Partner’s Success

Your Complete Guide to Celebrating Your Partner’s Success

It’s easy to understand why any couple would want some help dealing with hardships like unemployment or health issues. What may not be so obvious is that success can also come with its own set of challenges, especially if one partner seems more accomplished or luckier than the other. A recent study found that men’s self-esteem dropped when they were …

What Will You Do When You Need to Make a Big Career Decision?

Whatever your career path, you’ll probably run into a few occasions when you’re faced with a decision that could dramatically change your future. With so much at stake, you want to do all that you can to be prepared. Maybe you’re torn between two attractive job offers, or asking yourself if a promotion is really worth uprooting your family to …

What to Do After You Submit an Online Job Application

What to Do After You Submit an Online Job Application

Online job applications play a major role in job hunting today. They’re convenient, but you may feel like your resume disappears into a black hole after you hit the send button and hear nothing in return. With so much uncertainty, how can you protect your peace of mind and increase your probability of being invited in for an interview? While …