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What Choice Do You Have?

I know someone who has a lot of trouble making choices.  Every choice, from deciding what colour shirt to wear to choosing a career change, is a major undertaking. It’s painful to watch. Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes […]

Your Internal Conversation

Do you ever listen to your self-talk?  That little voice inside your head that berates you or keeps gnawing at you – saying things like: “I can’t believe you just said that”, or “who do you think you are anyway?” Negative self-talk leads to a lowered self-worth. “To feel unworthy is to suffer.” In their article titled “How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories“, authors  Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers show you an effective mindfulness […]

Satisfaction With Life Scale

The Satisfaction with Life Scale was developed to assess satisfaction with people’s lives as a whole. The scale does not assess satisfaction with specific life domains, such as health or finances, but allows subjects to integrate and weigh these domains in whatever way they choose. It takes only a few minutes to complete. Author: Ed Diener, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Satisfaction with Life Scale By Ed Diener Below are five statements that you may agree […]

Goals You Can Actually Reach (Really!)

One of the best things to do in order to change your life and career is to do things differently. Logically, you know life isn’t going to change if you’ve been doing the same things over and over, but expecting different results each time. In order for life to take a turn, you have to start doing things differently.  But how?   One excellent piece of advice is to change your goals. If you want […]

FLOW, The Secret to Happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced Me-High Chick-Sent-Me-High) is described as the world’s leading researcher on positive psychology and has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of “flow” — a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work. Csikszentmihalyi once said: “Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen […]