Losses and Gains: Year-End Reflections

Losses and Gains: Year-End Reflections

One of the treasured books in my collection is Losses and Gains, by the celebrated Brazilian author Lya Luft. She reflects on the cyclical process of life from the passage of time, maturity, family relationships, love, self-esteem, motherhood, career, and aging. Which...
My Own Seven Steps to Mid-Life Career Reinvention

My Own Seven Steps to Mid-Life Career Reinvention

Midlife is that time in our lives that calls for pondering our first half and deciding what is next. Most of us find ourselves disappointed and wondering about the unlived or even unexplored. Since we identify so much with our professions, dissatisfaction in this area...
Boost Your Emotional Resilience with Positive Self-talk

Boost Your Emotional Resilience with Positive Self-talk

Resilience is the ability to face challenging life experiences constructively, and bounce back after overcoming traumatic and stressful events, situations, or conditions.   We all know about people who had been able to endure terrible life experiences...
Three Gifts That Adversity Brings To Your Life.

Three Gifts That Adversity Brings To Your Life.

Adversity is a state of hardship, difficulty, or misfortune that can happen in many areas, such as physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and financial hardship. Everyone faces difficult periods at points in their lives. Sometimes, however, adversity can...
Six Wellbeing Steps to Boost Your Mood

Six Wellbeing Steps to Boost Your Mood

Many factors impact our mood or our predominant emotion. Some of them are external, such as news, adversities, and calamities. Others are internal, such as negative self-talk, doubts, and worries.   Not everyone reacts to the same situation in the same way. Our...
20 Year-End Reflection Questions to Put 2020 In Perspective

20 Year-End Reflection Questions to Put 2020 In Perspective

Many of you will not be sad to see the end of 2020 and probably will not miss it when it is gone. I join some of those feelings, but not without recognizing this year has been of great resilience and innovation on many fronts, starting with our personal lives....