My Three Words for the New Year – 2017

Happy New Year! Right? It's still a happy time - the honeymoon stage of 2017. It's all about promise and potential. Everything to look forward to with no regrets or disappointment. Just goodness.Sunshine and rainbows. Traditionally, we tap into this seasonal optimism and make all those promises to ourselves to eat right, exercise, save money. work harder, blah, blah, blah. Resolutions...I stopped doing them a long time ago. Really cut down on my need for therapy. Now, I navigate the year using just three words. It's worked out really well. Last year, I focused on: MAP CONNECT MOJO and by December 31st, I was looking back on a … [Read more...]

Happiness – The Secret According to a 75-Year Long Study

Everybody wants happiness in their life, right? Most folks start off with the notion that money is the key to happiness. If you work hard enough and achieve "success", you will be happy. But is that really the secret to happiness? Since 1937, a dedicated group of Harvard researchers has conducted an exhaustive study of 724 men. The Harvard Study of Adult Development is one of the few studies of its kind that has endured more than one generation.  The men included 268 sophomores at Harvard College and 456 teen-aged boys from some of the poorest neighborhoods in Boston. The study followed the group as they  journeyed through life in many … [Read more...]