Continue reading “Your Wise Self”
Your Wise Self isn’t something “out there” that you have to strive to be . . . it’s you. Whether you are new acquaintances or old friends, your Wise Self is there waiting to help you at any moment.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “A Relationship Building Exercise”
How do you respond when your spouse or a good friend relates some good news? Research shows that how you celebrate is one of the best predictors of a strong relationship.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Whatever Is True”
Garbage in, garbage out. A diet of excellence or a diet of garbage. What are you feeding your amazing brain?TheExceleratedLife.com
Research in the field of positive psychology has shown that we have a “happiness setpoint”, a level of happiness around which each of us tends to hover. We may have intervals of bliss and intervals of deep sadness, but in general, we tend to move back to our happiness level. Research also shows that we have the ability to influence our happiness up to approximately 40%. That is, we can increase our levels of happiness to a sizable extent.Continue reading “Why Be Happy?”
“All my life’s a circle, sunrise and sundown.
The moon rolls through the nighttime, till the daybreak comes around.
All my life’s a circle but I can’t tell you why.
The season’s spinnin’ round again, the years keep rollin’ by.”
~ Harry Chapin “Circles”
All Our Life’s A Circle
We don’t live life in a straight line. Life is a series of cycles through which we are going and, hopefully, growing.
In LifeLaunch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, Frederic M. Hudson and Pamela D. McLean provide a plan and a model for moving through the varied chapters of adult life, redesigning one’s life at each juncture as we step into the next chapter.
They do this, in part, by providing a series of “maps” to lead the reader through the preparations. I’d like to share my thoughts on the 1st “map”, which Hudson and McLean call “The Renewal Cycle”.Continue reading “Life Cycles”