The Power of a Vision for Your Professional Goals


“The wonderful thing is that vision is greater than baggage.” - Stephen Covey “Setting goals allows you to paint a vision of what you wish your future to be.” - Catherine Pusifer Much has been said about the idea of having a vision. Companies often have vision or mission statements that summarize the overall goal of the organization. What about individuals? Is it important to have a vision for your professional life? Creating a vision for your career may seem too theoretical - after all, shouldn’t you just do your job and not have a larger ‘mission’? Your mission, however, can [...]

The Power of a Vision for Your Professional Goals2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

Are You Grateful for the Positive Relationships in Your Life?


Relationships are tricky. Spend any time on social media and you’ll notice an alarming trend: people are lousy at relationships. But they are great at talking about them. Stories and personal posts are full of caustic, angry words that are used as weapons. You will quickly realize that there seem to be an inordinate number of unhealthy relationships in the world. It may cause you to wonder about the health of your own relationships. Do your relationships bring you joy or pain? What does a healthy relationship look like? According to Psychology Today, a healthy relationship has some specific traits. #1 [...]

Are You Grateful for the Positive Relationships in Your Life?2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

Should You Set Goals for Your Relationships?


Lose weight. Save money. Write a book. Read more. When you think about goal-setting, you most likely think about targets like these. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence attesting to the success of setting goals. If goal-setting is so powerful in other areas of your life, what would happen if you applied the same principles to your relationships? Can goal-setting improve your romantic relationship? What about friendships? Could goal-setting change the dynamics in your family relationships for the better? Research indicates that using goal-setting in relationships can be just as powerful as it is in other areas. As you evaluate [...]

Should You Set Goals for Your Relationships?2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

Why Be Grateful? Your Mental Health Depends on It


Gratitude allows you to recognize the good things that you have in your life. Simply by saying ‘thank you’, you are connecting to the world at large and acknowledging the impact others have on your life. Gratitude comes from the Latin word gratus. It means thankful or pleasing. All the derivatives of the word reference grace or gratefulness, which reinforces the beauty that can result in both giving and receiving. Gratitude should be the natural response to something positive that happens in your life. But what about your mental health? Should you be grateful for your mental health? Absolutely. Gratitude is [...]

Why Be Grateful? Your Mental Health Depends on It2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

Does More Wealth = More Gratitude?


Wealthy people can be miserable. People with little can be content and happy. What makes the difference in someone’s perspective? In many cases, the answer is gratitude. Gratitude is more than just a feel-good emotion. When you exercise gratitude, things happen in your brain which can affect your entire outlook and perspective on life. When it comes to money, many people feel as though being grateful is reserved for the wealthy. Often, many people feel as if they need to reach a certain level of wealth before they have something to be grateful for. In actuality, no matter what amount of [...]

Does More Wealth = More Gratitude?2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

Can Gratitude Change Your Mental Health?


Mental health can affect every aspect of your life. It affects your relationships with others, your personal sense of well-being and the way you act on a daily basis. It also has a direct correlation to the way you recover from the hardships and trials of life. How can you improve your mental health? Exercise Exercise helps you sleep better, increase your endorphins and reduce stress. These things independently can improve your mental outlook, but when put together, they can have a powerful effect on your life. Through exercise, your body will increase the level of endorphins produced, elevating your mood [...]

Can Gratitude Change Your Mental Health?2020-05-26T20:22:11+00:00

The Elephant in the Room: Your Finances


We’re going to talk about money. Did your heart rate just increase? We’re going to talk specifically, your money and how much you have. Does that make you feel more uncomfortable? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that 44% of Americans would rather talk about death, religion or politics than discuss their personal finances. Just because people aren’t talking about it, however, doesn’t mean they aren’t thinking about it. The same survey found that nearly 40% of people named finances as their biggest source of stress and report regularly losing sleep over money. Not talking about money can [...]

The Elephant in the Room: Your Finances2020-05-26T20:22:12+00:00

Why Refueling Should Be On Your Gratitude List


Gratitude is a powerful action that can have a profound impact on an individual’s life. Let’s face it - we’re busy. Between work, family, community responsibilities and more, it can be difficult to carve out time to recharge, much less to be grateful. Studies have shown, however, that taking time to refuel is essential for your mental and physical health. How can you be grateful while recharging for the tasks ahead? Get Enough Sleep “Burning the midnight oil” is the commonly used phrase for people who try to steal a few more hours of productivity out of their day. By cutting [...]

Why Refueling Should Be On Your Gratitude List2020-05-26T20:22:12+00:00

Why Refueling Should be a Top Priority for Leaders


“There’ll be time enough for sleeping when I’m dead.” “I’ll sleep in the grave.” “No rest for the weary.” Do any of those quotes sound familiar to you? Famous rocker Bon Jovi, American statesman Ben Franklin and the lead singer of The Cure all expressed sentiments that extolled the virtues of pushing through - whether in work or in play - and not stopping until you’re in the grave. It’s a popular idea, praised by many who pride themselves on sleeping a minimal number of hours and never taking a day off in the pursuit of achievement. The idea is particularly [...]

Why Refueling Should be a Top Priority for Leaders2020-05-26T20:22:12+00:00

Gratitude for Your Body can Help Your Health Improve


Gratitude comes from the Latin word, gratia, which can mean grace, gratefulness or graciousness. Gratitude encompasses all those elements, and is the state of being grateful for something that one has received. For many people, gratitude becomes a focus during the holidays, but takes a backseat during the rest of the year. Studies have shown, however, that living a life of gratitude can change your entire well-being. Research has shown exactly how powerful gratitude can be. According to psychologists, gratitude can have a profound effect on mental health. Many studies show that gratitude can reduce depression and raise happiness levels. In [...]

Gratitude for Your Body can Help Your Health Improve2020-05-26T20:22:12+00:00