Exercises to Boost Optimism


Cultivating optimism shares similarities with expressing gratitude. Both exercises require you to intentionally focus on the positive aspects of any given situation. Optimistic people celebrate the past and present, while also anticipating a fulfilling future. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Each […]


Happiness Comes From The Inside Out


If you’re unhappy today, you’ll be unhappy tomorrow — unless you are intentional and take action. Research shows that up to half of our happiness is genetic. We have a certain predisposition towards a level of happiness and satisfaction. But while genetics may dictate some of our happiness quotient, each of us is responsible for […]


Happiness Is A Choice


As we enter into a New Year I invite you to ponder: It is possible to take specific action steps to become happier? We find ourselves pouring effort into improving our circumstances, only to find that we’re not that much happier after all? The King of Bhutan, the last Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, has […]


Can You Measure Trust?


What if you could measure trust? If you could put a number on the degree of trust in a relationship, perhaps you could then see the areas you could adjust and improve. Consultants Maister, Green and Galford in The Trusted Advisor use the four components of trust to provide a concrete measurement tool they call […]