July 18, 2018 5:07 pm
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success."
March 26, 2018 9:45 pm
One of the important choices we face is whether we refuse to accept reality or accept reality and act on it. This is something I often explore with my clients. As Ben-Shahar says: “While we can change certain things, other things are out of our control. And if something is really out of our control, we have to learn to accept it, regardless of how much we wish it were different.”...
February 6, 2018 7:10 pm
For any change that we want in this world, whether it is for ourselves or for others, we must start with the person in the mirror. Change must start from within. Before you can expect anything from others or ask them to make changes—whether they are family members, a spouse, co-workers or even society at large—you have to accept and create change in yourself first...
February 6, 2018 6:41 pm
There was no time for exercise or a healthy breakfast this morning. And I had to take the subway during the most crowded hour of the day. After all this, my meeting was cancelled at the very last minute. And so here I am, alone in a downtown café...
October 30, 2017 3:12 pm
As a young university student, I remember being unable to decide what I wanted to major in. I liked so many different things. Medicine, education, psychology…. I even considered engineering! I was all over the map because I was trying to keep all of my doors open. This is what I had been taught was a wise thing to do. Unfortunately, it left me feeling quite overwhelmed. Today, the older and wiser me understands what positive psychology science has proven: sometimes closing doors and saying “no” is necessary in order to be fully present in our lives. It’s... View Article