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Solvitur Ambulando

Solvitur ambulando is Latin for “it is solved by walking” and the phrase has dual meanings. Originally “used to refer to a problem which is solved…

In Search of Courage to Face the Ordinary Day

In times of crisis we are often energized. Our skills are called upon and we respond to the clear and present danger. The need is…

Make Room for Gezellig in Your Life

  Gezellig (heh-SELL-ick) is a Dutch word that has no English equivalent and which Wikipedia says is “A perfect example of untranslatability.” This is in…

Happy Just Because

Novel Idea: You don’t NEED a REASON to be happy, you can choose to be “Happy Just Because”… you WANT to be happy. Yeah, I…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…

“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

Small, Smart, Slow

What is your desired weight? Below are some easy, common sense (but not common practice?) tips on how to get there. Eat Small: Portion Control…

Nine Powerful Habits of Successful People

1) Raise Your EQ: Emotional Intelligence: How well do you understand and manage your emotions and how good are you at understanding others? Can you…

10 Powerful Beliefs That Foster Success

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed.…

Six Sure Fire Ways to Be Happier

1) Count Your Blessings Daily: Adopting an “Attitude of Gratitude” creates the “Habit of Happiness”. Make a list of all the wonderful things you appreciate.…

A Good Life Contains These 3 Essentials

Purpose Life must have meaning and yet the Meaning of Life is a question Life asks of us, not one we ask of Life i.e.…

The Joy of Eustress

Eustress is good stress, the type and level of stress that invigorates and motivates, energizes and excites you. The term comes from the Greek prefix eu- meaning “good”. The fascinating…

How Healthy is Your Thought Life?

Thoughts are but the seeds of future emotions from which in turn flow actions and thus destiny, its eventual fruit. If you wish a happy,…

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is our greatness, our potential, and the challenge that utilizing them entails. The powers (potential comes from the Latin “potential” or power…

There is Safety in Danger

“Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”  ― Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds The statement “There is safety in danger” sounds wrong but…

The Power of Dissatisfaction

I’m all for contentment and satisfaction BUT it is possible to have too much of almost any too good thing! All things in moderation including…

It’s Not Really about Time, It’s About Priorities, Organization, and Energy

“I don’t have the time! I’d do it if I had enough time!” That is the internal lament, the theme song of those with full…

5 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

1. Respond without Reacting: When you react, you are giving away your power, letting others or the situation control you. When you create a space…

Seven Things Happy People Do NOT Do

1. Participate in Drama: Release and walk away. Never give energy to drama; what others do is their karma, how you react is yours!  2.…

Work With Purpose

Life must have purpose to have meaning and since much of our life is spent at work, it is important that our work have meaning.…

Creating a Golden Rule Company Culture

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The Golden Rule is elegantly beautiful in its stark simplicity yet while principles are…

In Search of Hormesis

Hormesis is when good things (improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity) result from low doses of something that is harmful or deadly in higher doses.…

Joining the Possibilitarian Tribe

The Possibilitarian Tribe is a self-selected group of those who choose to live in possibility, who choose to live a solution-oriented life, to walk on…

How is Your Eudaemonia?

Eudaemonia is a Greek word that literally translates as “the state of having a good indwelling spirit.” Contentment, being full of good will and self-acceptance is…

Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau

“Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau” is a Welsh Proverb that translates as “Starting the work is two thirds of it.” There is great truth in this statement…

Cultivating “Je ne sais quoi”

Literally interpreted, “Je ne sais quoi” is French for “I don’t know what” and refers to that intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive i.e.…