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As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time for introspection. Many of us will start thinking about plans and resolutions for the New Year. Instead of debating whether this practice is a good idea or not, I invite you to try a different kind of reflection instead.   Think about the legacy you want to leave behind when you die. Have you ever considered what your obituary would say?   I realize that death is not always a topic people are most comfortable thinking about. (Especially our own death.)

The holiday season often brings many opportunities to visit with friends and family. As human beings, it is our connection with others that makes us thrive. Here are two simple ways to make someone else—and yourself—smile this month. Show gratitude Science confirms it: expressing gratitude has a profoundly positive effect on both the person who receives the message and the person expressing it. So, today—not tomorrow or when you remember later—I

I apply many of the teachings from the science of Positive Psychology into my life. The one that I have integrated the most, however, is the concept of being human” and accepting our emotions. We may not have control over what we feel, but we do have control over our responses to those emotions. We can still choose how we behave and move forward, despite our feelings. September brought many changes at our household. We went from being a family of five to just three, as two of my kids went off

97cef9b0-cd2b-4a5c-bca2-0aa7b66acf70 How many times do you hear yourself or others declare, “I’m so busy!” We are a society that privileges being “busy.” Somehow our worth or sense of success is tied to our ability to multitask and to appear busier than everybody else.   A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to hear Tom Raths speak at the Canadian Positive Psychology conference. He spoke about the importance of making “time and attention” in our lives and how it’s time to stop using “busy” as a status symbol. Instead, he encourages us to

accepting-the-unknown   Every year I end up writing something about spring. Even when I plan to write about something else, the beauty and simplicity of this season takes me back to the fundamental lessons of life. Change is everywhere. It is the one constant that we can always count on. And just as nature renews itself after a cold, dark winter, we can also experience growth and renewal if we embrace the new season in our lives. It is completely normal to fear or resist change. It comes with uncertainty and this can