Monthly Archives : March 2015

Positivity and Optimism Account for Our Ability to Succeed

Being happy contributes a great deal to being successful. Only recently, however, have researchers quantified the degree to which positivity and optimism account for our ability to succeed. The multitude of advantages that happiness brings add up to around 80%…

65 View / March 29, 2015

14 Strategies for Mitigating Stress

The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 80% of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress related illnesses. Clearly the benefits to less stress extend beyond making you happier – improving your wellbeing impacts your health….

88 View / March 22, 2015

PROPEL Principles

Joan frequently unleashed a torrent of negative emotions when she was unhappy with other people’s behavior, which only made problems worse. Although she wanted to create more satisfying relationships with the people in her life, Joan had no idea how…

32 View / March 15, 2015

Lessons Learned: How to Deal with Criticism

I’ve written a newspaper column for over 25 years, and published in professional journals as well. To the many people who’ve shared how much benefit they’ve received from reading my work: I’m deeply grateful for your kind words. To those…

45 View / March 8, 2015

Self-Control is Like a Muscle

Betty is a prime example of someone who relies on a quick fix to feel better. She feels bad about what’s going on in her life because both her work and her marriage are causing her a substantial amount stress….

57 View / March 1, 2015