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”

Meeting Format on Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm on ZOOM

This group is a fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each other so that we will all learn how to maintain happiness. We remind ourselves of choices that lead to happiness. (from Older, Wiser, Happier by P. Clay Carter). We are likely to be somewhere along the continuum ratherContinue reading “Meeting Format on Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm on ZOOM”

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”