Hearing the Tough Stuff

Hearing the Tough Stuff

How to Accept Negative Feedback—and Not Freak Out At the end of every workshop I present, I pass out evaluation sheets for the participants to complete. This is possibly one of the most nerve-wracking things I do in my professional life. I choose to do these...
Lessons of a Struggling Flower

Lessons of a Struggling Flower

How Success Blossoms from Adversity As I took my morning run, I came across this flower that had managed to bust through the concrete in an effort to blossom. I was struck by its symbolism. We all have our struggles, and they can be very painful at times. But this...
Gratitude is a Practice, Not a Concept

Gratitude is a Practice, Not a Concept

How to Find—and Be Thankful for—the Positive in Our Lives Last week, I talked about gratitude and some of the ways I implement it in my life. But because gratitude can directly affect our lives in such big ways, I feel like I have more to say on the topic. Gratitude...
Step Up—Get Happy!

Step Up—Get Happy!

5 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness Your happiness is YOUR responsibility. I know that sounds like tough love. But it’s really just a gentle reminder that happiness is within each individual’s control. Isn’t that good news? So … how do you create your own...