October 29, 2020

Making Good Friends Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Anne Artley, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: June 2019. Why are friends so important? Our society tends to place an emphasis on romantic relationships. We think that just finding that right person will make us happy and fulfilled. But some research shows that friends mayContinue reading “October 29, 2020”

October 22, 2020

Being Seen Respect is not fear and awe; it denotes, in accordance with the root of the word (respicere = to look at), the ability to see a person as he is, to be aware of his unique individuality. Respect means the concern that the other person should grow and unfold as he is. Respect,Continue reading “October 22, 2020”

October 15, 2020

When is life at its best?  Positive psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura say it is when you are in a state of mind they call “flow.” He has also referred to this state as “optimal experience.” The flow state describes a feeling where you become fully immersed in whatever you are doing.      You may haveContinue reading “October 15, 2020”

October 9, 2020

Emotional Intelligence Self-awareness: The ability to monitor one’s own emotion state and to correctly identify and name one’s emotions. Hallmarks include self-confidence, realistic self-assessment, and a self-deprecating sense of humor Self-regulation: The ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods, and the tendency to suspend judgment and to think before acting. Hallmarks include trustworthiness andContinue reading “October 9, 2020”

October 1, 2020

HELP YOURSELF           In his book Happier, Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar writes about the insights of people with terminal cancer: An open confrontation with death allows many patients to move into a mode of existence that is richer than the one they experienced prior to their illness. Many patients report dramatic shifts in life perspective. Continue reading “October 1, 2020”

Inevitable Choices of Aging

Chooser or Victim Making Choices or Feeling Powerless Adaptable or  Rigid Adapting to Life’s Stages and Circumstances or Being Captive to Futile Habits Aware or Oblivious Fully Aware of Physical and Emotional Realities or Hiding Behind Diversions Purposeful or Adrift   Having Satisfying Purpose or Drifting in Search Of Pleasure Fulfilled or Surviving Meeting BasicContinue reading “Inevitable Choices of Aging”

Thought Starters, Sept 17, 2020

BOREDOM A boring tool was a kind of drill that worked slowly and repetitively. In the 1700’s the term “bore,” meaning “to be tiresome,” became a popular slang term. SYNONYMS. weariness, ennui, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern, apathy, uninterestedness, unconcern, languor, sluggishness, accidie, malaise, world-weariness. The opposite of boredom is peace. Boredom can be stressful in that aContinue reading “Thought Starters, Sept 17, 2020”

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