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.”...
March 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Posted: March 2017 The untold story of menopause: One of the hardest transitions in a woman’s life Life is filled with transitions. And some can be particularly hard as they challenge us to adapt and change to new and unknown realities. At the same time, transitions can also provide opportunities for new possibilities — ones that we may never have imagined before. Menopause is a transition that all women eventually go through, but it affects some of us more drastically than others. Some women suffer severe side effects, while others experience a slower and smoother transition.
July 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Posted: July 2016 Summertime. Time to be. Time to stop and appreciate what is around you and to do something for yourself. Appreciation is an important concept in positive psychology. It is important to practice being grateful for what you have and for what is around you. Most things that make our life meaningful and happy are typically the small things that happen every day. “When I appreciate the good, the good appreciates in my life.” — Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
June 17, 2016 8:53 pm
Posted: June 2016 When perfection is the enemy: Why accepting “good enough” is a good thing We hear a lot about “giving it our best” and “nothing less than 100 percent” in order to be successful in life. But are there times when achieving 80 percent might be good enough? Of course, there are certain tasks where only 100 percent is acceptable. We would expect nothing else from a pilot or surgeon, for example. But for most of us, perfection is not always necessary. Instead it can become our enemy.