Category Archives: Change


Wanna Get Happy? – get sad

Sadness does not negate happiness Many of us continue to suffer from our childhood intelligent ignorance – and the sad/happy split is a good example. As young children, our intelligence says – be happy, don’t be sad. Even our parents try to tip the scales in favor of happiness. Being street smart, we come up…

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Your Choice: Happiness or Creativity

Can happiness sideline creativity? Most of us want to be happy at work as well as in life. In fact many companies put a lot of time, thought and money into trying to make their employees happy, and thus, more loyal. But think about this: a lot of our creativity is geared toward overcoming obstacles…

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Happiness: What’s the big deal?

The Happiness Factor Seek Pleasure, Avoid Pain – according to Freud, we are instinctually hardwired to do so. In the Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson says that neuroscience shows that we are hardwired biologically toward the negative for survival – think – what’s wrong with this picture (what’s not right in my environment? Oh, that lion…

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Mental Time Travel & Cognitive Clarity

Free Will is an Illusion, Go for a Run I read two unrelated science articles this week and thought I would try to combine them into one post. A good business exercise as we often find ourselves in situations involving diverse perspectives that are often juxtaposed to each other. The first article cites a study…

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Coaching Increases Good Luck

Coaching can increase your ‘good’ luck by 40% In a study of 1,000 people, Richard Wiseman discovered that you can change your luck from bad to good. What the work shows as a whole is that people can change their luck. Luck is not something paranormal in nature. It’s something that we are creating by…

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Lent Up Your Gossip

Atonement and Self-denial in support of change I was getting a fork in Whole Foods the other day to eat my salad when I met a woman warming up 3 small pies in the microwave. (Microwave at Whole Foods? Perhaps a future story.) I asked the woman if she had ice cream to go with…

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Booboos & Dings on the Road to Success

The road to success has its challenges and setbacks This week a friend of mine reported a nail in his brand new tire. Another friend reported discovering her right front fender and bumper had been mangled while parked – no note left by the offender. She had purchased the car two weeks earlier. Oh how…

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The Road to Success

Facebook provided today’s blog post inspiration – The Road to Success Saw this pic on Facebook today and thought it a good example of how awareness and being present are key ingredients for success. Who is to say there are no shortcuts to success? For some it is overnight, for others a life-long journey. One…

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