Is it Realistic to Expect Happiness?

Everyone wants to be happy…don’t you?  “I just want to be happy” is probably the number one answer to the question, “What do you want out of life”? The pursuit of happiness is a phrase with which we are all...

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Being Critical? Are You Helping or Hurting?

Most of us have heard the expression that a person is “his own worst critic”. We often do not give ourselves enough credit for performing well and regularly beat ourselves up for not performing better. For some of us it...

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Is There a Difference Between a Life Coach and a Therapist?

Both coaching and therapy are based on continuous, one-on-one meetings between an individual and therapist or coach. Both professions assist individuals who are in need of change. Coaching and therapy are aimed at helping clients discover the right direction...

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4 Vital Skills that Make Problem-solving Possible

"Problem-solver." In career circles, the descriptor is right up there with “team player” and “detail-oriented.” People love to tout the importance of finding solutions and how good they are at it. John is sure to put it on his resume and...

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Do You Have a High EQ? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Emotionally Intelligent

What attributes do you ascribe to someone who you think of as intelligent? Do you think of them as really smart? Do they have to know a lot? Do they have to have a great memory? Understand math? Speak...

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Not Enough Time? How to Slow Down and Achieve More

You set your goals, prepared to meet personal challenges and geared up to win professional battles. Ready to run down the path to success, you resolved to get more done and achieve your dreams. This was your time. So,you began to...

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Why Valentine’s Day Matters and How to Make the Most of It

Google Valentine’s Day and you will be struck by a wealth of Valentine's articles, advice, and discussion not really focused on couples at all. Instead, the headlines read this way:       "Valentine’s Day: Just another Way to Prolong Holiday Spending"       "How...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

We tend to avoid difficult conversations for many reasons. We may be afraid to start a fight; we may think we would be rejected or misunderstood; we don’t want to annoy; maybe the point we would like to make...

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Success Depends on Self-Care. 7 Habits That Will Keep You Strong and Make You Successful.

Becoming successful typically requires really good self-care. Reaching the top of your game doesn't often happen if you're feeling out of sorts or sick. Success won’t feel good unless you feel good. Elevating your idea of self-care is a crucial part...

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The Top 10 Barriers to Self-Growth

Almost anyone you meet these days is seeking ways to improve, become more “evolved” or just simply be a better person. The self-growth and self-help industry has soared in popularity almost as fast as the diet and fitness industry. It...

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