Time to Enjoy Life -- 7 Years and Counting!

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WOW!!!!!   I can’t believe this photo was taken 7 YEARS AGO!!! The concept for “Time to Play” started in 2010, and this photo was taken to show the importance of making a life balance from working so hard (note the business suit)…
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12 Habits of People Who Create Their Own Happiness

Carpe Diem means seize the day in Latin. Today is unique and you may never get another one. Enjoy it while it lasts. Happiness has to be seized as well. Happiness doesn’t happen to you, it happens because of you. Other people can’t make…
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What do our people need?  A Sense of Community and Belonging

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A few days ago I was privileged to attend a conference that focused on our veterans, the issues they faced after discharge from service, their expectations, their feelings of social isolation, and how, together, we could provide resources and…
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Talking to Yourself ( am I nuts or what)- by Denise Rodriguez

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I talk to myself. Oh sure we all do it from time to time but me, I do it all the time. In the house, outside, at work, in the supermarket (which usually gets me an odd look or giggle) just everywhere. My mother–in-law laughs at me and my…
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Rational vs. Irrational

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Today’s reflection stems from my thoughts regarding this past week’s emotional roller coaster. With people getting attacked for their views, I believe it really emphasizes the idea behind the science of social and emotional intelligence…
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“First” vs. “Best”

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There has been a lot of talk about “Firsts” lately.  What does “First” really mean? So, I got to thinking… As far as achievement, I believe “First” is a milestone.  For example, “first” steps, “first” car, “first”…
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How to Create a Happy Family submitted by Rossy Mercedes

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Article I.               :Kids who have dinner with their families do better across every conceivable matrix. They are less likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, get pregnant or commit suicide. Article II.        Share the Family…
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PAIN RELIEF FROM PERSONAL GROWTH

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Chronic pain is life altering. Pain can cause depression, affect our relationships, and actually change who you are. The "dirty circle" can slip right in , we are in pain- causing misery-miserable-more pain. But what if it can change us for…
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Are They Feeling “Emotionally Heard?”

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What is actually going on when your clients, co-workers, or family members keep repeating the details about how they have been wronged by someone else? One strong possibility is that they are not feeling “emotionally heard” by you. Therefore,…
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Programmed for Unhappiness

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Dear Rebecca, I have some questions for you and would appreciate your insights. How is it possible to just stay present when it feels like unlimited potential presents itself? Potential is futurizing. I get that. But how is it possible to just…