We are creatures of familiarity. We could simply say creatures of habit. Or, more technically, we are creatures with brains that become conditioned to run the same programs repeatedly. How Thoughts Repeat Themselves Research suggests we tend to have many
As the New Year is upon us, many of us reflect upon our lives, our successes, our satisfaction, where we have been and likely where we are going. If life is filled with enormous levels of satisfaction and happiness, then
Okay, let’s face it. Most children get too much stuff these days when Santa arrives. Too strong, you think? Perhaps, but we can know one thing for sure: The more stuff they get…, the less they seem to appreciate it.
We often delight in seeing an A on a test or witnessing our children or team win a game. Expressions of admiration for our children’s looks or talent are common. You have probably heard phrases like, “She’s brilliant,” or “he’s a good-looking young lad,”
Imagine my delight when reminded of the definition of ‘Thanksgiving.’ It’s more than just a holiday; it means the ‘expression of gratitude.’ Such a simple definition may seem unremarkable initially, but I invite you to dig into this with me.
In this series of mistakes that fail your family, I am highlighting common strategies that undermine your children’s success and happiness. We have covered several behavioral strategies recently, but today’s discussion focuses on a critical mental mistake: Taking things personally.
Previously, I introduced three daily commitments I have resolved to practice this year. I am sharing them as the ‘daily three.’ Today I expand upon these commitments and the role they play in flourishing. The Daily Three 1. Forgiveness of
We often begin a new year by focusing upon the struggles, upsets, and pain sources we want to eliminate in the future. In a sense, this is eminently understandable. Yet, if we’re going to flourish and experience our best life,
As we launch into another New Year, let me first offer my warmest, most heartfelt wishes for a healthy, happy, and abundant New Year. With the last year bringing most of us unique challenges that taxed us both physically and
It’s Santa’s Job to Know What’s Best for You Okay, let’s face it. Most children get too much stuff this day and time. Well, can I really say it’s too much? Maybe not…but we can know one thing for certain: