Networking: The Importance of Relationships and Connection

Networking: The Importance of Relationships and Connection

  Relationships—The Good, the Bad, and the Absolutely Wonderful For most people, their initial response on hearing the word “relationship” is positive. Even many of those who have just emerged from prolonged abusive relationships often still believe relationships in general to be desirable, helpful and comforting. It’s a reassuring commentary on our society that in 21st-century America, where most of …

Love and 47 Hearts

Love and 47 Hearts

LOVE Nothing more powerful.  Nothing more pure. How blessed we are when we experience love in our lives.  And how much more blessed we are when we share it with others. One of my favorite artists is Michael Franks.  He who captures the words of my love and delivers them in delicious melodies that soothe my soul.  Just sharing the …

Health—Put it First and Keep it First

Health—Put it First and Keep it First

The old adage teaches that “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope, has everything.” I’d like to add one three-letter word to that wisdom and say that when you have your health, you CAN have everything. Good health by itself is indeed a blessing and gives one a head start in the fast lane to a …

Nutrition: You are What You Eat Has Never Been More True!

Nutrition: You are What You Eat Has Never Been More True!

Did you know the U.S. Government recommends you eat 6-9 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables every day? Or that your body needs the Omega-3 essential fats that come almost solely from fish, certain nuts and flax seed? Or that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals listed on packaged foods and multivitamin containers is the minimum amount …

Happiness Pursuit Guaranteed

Happiness: Pursuit Guaranteed!

Your Happiness May Not be Delivered by a Bluebird…or a Cardinal, Seagull, Nuthatch, Eagle or Any Kind of Bird at All. And That’s Okay, as Long as it’s There When You Need It! Happiness comes in as many colors, shapes, forms, sizes and varieties as the people who spend a high percentage of their lives seeking it. It’s sometimes hard …

Happiness Boosters Part 2

Happiness Boosters, Part 2

Optimism, part deux:  the value of positive outlook in improving your quality of life. •    Will yourself to be as optimistic as possible—Then pretty soon the process will start occurring naturally. Scientific studies have shown time and again that optimists live longer, suffer lower rates of cardiovascular and other diseases, laugh more and generally enjoy life more than people who …

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 …