Positive Psychology

Feb09No Comments

How Courageous is Your Mind?

In his recent Psychology Today article, leadership expert and author Jake Breeden outlined the essential habits of courageous people. Courage, he says, is a way of thinking. According to Breeden, the courageously minded have established thinking patterns...
Jan01No Comments

The Best Resolution For 2016

For many, the new year is a kind of magic eraser that wipes the slate clean. It’s a chance to start over. An opportunity to do things differently. A percentage of us typically resolve to eat healthier or drink less. Others vow to get more exercise,...
Jun09No Comments

The Joy of Conquering Fear

Let’s face it, the unknown can be scary. That’s how the publishing journey has often felt for me. What began as a tiny seed of an idea grew into something much bigger. Along the path I encountered many unknowns. I faced uncertainty. Doubt crept...
Jun04No Comments

“I Just Danced”…The Inspiring Words of a 6 Year Old

If you think there’s nothing a kid can teach you, think again. For the last two months, I’ve been touring Southern California schools presenting talks and workshops about courage and resilience based on my book, Stand Tall. The enthusiasm...
Feb13No Comments

The Power of Self-Love

Several years ago I ran a workshop for women on creativity and spirituality. Among the topics we covered was love. The participants jumped into this section vigorously and could easily describe their beliefs about love and the many ways they practiced...
Jan16No Comments

What’s waiting for you?

This quote by psychologist Josesph Campbell is a fantastic prompt for the New Year. It reminds us that the idea of “control” is just an illusion, one that often keeps us stuck in unhelpful patterns and working against the flow of life. But...
Jan02No Comments

How do you greet the future?

A new year is a little like an open door. On the one hand, it fills us with a sense of mystery and excitement. We wonder: What’s beyond the threshold? What’s in store? On the other hand, there can be a sense of dread that keeps us from walking through...
Aug18No Comments

We Are What We Think: Anxiety, Depression And How Positive Psychology Can Help

Anyone who suffers from anxiety and depression knows the challenge of mustering up positive thoughts when feeling down. But here are five things you might not know about anxiety and the brain, how your thoughts affect your brain and why positive psychology...
Apr25No Comments

Positive Thinking is a Discipline

When life is rolling along smoothly it’s easy to think positive. But when life’s unexpected obstacles are suddenly thrown in your path, it’s much more difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Positivity is a discipline. Like mastering...