THE NOT SO SECRET PATH TO HAPPINESS

The secret to happiness lies in making others happy. Emotional Fitness Training  Tips Tip one: Go for the bronze. The glow of happiness Camus refers to is the Olympic Gold Medal of Kindness. Not always obtainable. Going for the Bronze Medal is more realistic. Tip two: Start with small steps directed at strangers.  BWhen I …

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LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP – A QUICK EMOTIONAL FITNESS EXERCISE

A Leap Year Riddle: Which month has 29 days in it during a leap year? The answer to the riddle: Every month. Did I catch you on that? Did you leap to the easy answer? That is how our brains are designed. Usually, that makes things easier. Then there are the other times. If you …

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QUALITY CONVERSATIONS MATTER MOST – FEEDBACK TIPS

To get the best from any conversation, try feedback. If you cannot  say what you mean and  say it nicely, stay silent. PARENTING TIP Teens delight in arguing. It marks their growing ability to think critically. Good except when the try to involve parents in a Gotcha War. Then, silence on the parent’s part is …

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ACCEPTANCE? GOOD; RADICAL ACCEPTANCE? PRICELESS

While many are seeking happiness, acceptances is known to be the best road to the good life. But accepting some things takes great effort. The poster coach says it all. But if you want more detail and help, I suggest you visit this link: Marsha Linehan’s work on Radical Acceptance.  Parenting tip The first step …

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