Happiness

  • journaling helps reduce stress
    Holiday Stress?  Write It Off. Holiday Stress?  Write It Off.

    Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

The best part of showing up for the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference in November isn’t the continuing education credits.  It may sound strange, but I was invigorated and […]

By |December, 4th, 2018|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Holiday Stress? Write It Off.
  • Lonely?  You’re Not Alone Lonely?  You’re Not Alone

    Lonely? You’re Not Alone

Lonely? You’re Not Alone

What could possibly be more hazardous to your health than obesity, drinking excessively or smoking up to fifteen cigarettes a day?  Does it surprise you to know that it’s loneliness? (more…)

By |July, 16th, 2018|Happiness|Comments Off on Lonely? You’re Not Alone
  • Do This Before You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions Do This Before You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions

    Do This Before You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions

Do This Before You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions

I stopped doing New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. So why am I back at it again? Because I do something else first. (more…)

By |January, 18th, 2018|Happiness, Success: Conflict|Comments Off on Do This Before You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions
  • Look Back in Order to Look Forward [video] Look Back in Order to Look Forward [video]

    Look Back in Order to Look Forward [video]

Look Back in Order to Look Forward [video]

Although I’m certainly not new to Louisville, I will remember 2016 as the year it occurred to me “I feel like I really belong here.”

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By |February, 27th, 2017|Happiness|Comments Off on Look Back in Order to Look Forward [video]
  • Mindfulness: How it helps with food, eating and body image problems Mindfulness: How it helps with food, eating and body image problems

    Mindfulness: How it helps with food, eating and body image problems

Mindfulness: How it helps with food, eating and body image problems

When I work with clients that overeat from stress, emotion or tension, I find mindfulness-based therapy to be a powerful approach to treating problems with food, eating and body image. What is mindfulness? How does it work? (more…)

By |March, 2nd, 2014|Happiness, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindfulness: How it helps with food, eating and body image problems
  • Five Good Things About Aging Five Good Things About Aging

    Five Good Things About Aging

Five Good Things About Aging

When I was in graduate school, one of my most memorable experiences was with a woman whose name or face I don’t remember.  She was a guest speaker from one of the eldercare organizations in town.  She gave each of us the following exercise:

‘Write down the five things that you most value in your life – whether it’s your […]

By |July, 7th, 2013|Happiness|Comments Off on Five Good Things About Aging
  • Top Five Regrets of the Dying Top Five Regrets of the Dying

    Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing is a memoir of her work in palliative care with patients who had gone home to die.  “I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives,” she says.  “People grow a lot when they are faced […]

By |June, 7th, 2013|Happiness|Comments Off on Top Five Regrets of the Dying
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    Gratitude Makes You Happier and Healthier Gratitude Makes You Happier and Healthier

    Gratitude Makes You Happier and Healthier

Gratitude Makes You Happier and Healthier

Studies show that the regular practice of gratitude can increase not just your well-being and happiness, but also improve your physical health and your relationships.

I was in the audience as David Novak, then-President and CEO of Yum! Brands, explained to Business First publisher Tom Monahan how a boy who lived in 32 trailer parks in 23 states by […]