Psychological Health

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The 5 Habits Of Psychological Resilience

Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of change, while maintaining your personal resourcefulness. It is more than stress management. Stress management is about 'managing' or getting rid of something that is negative (that you don't want). Developing or building resilience is more about creating something positive (that you want). Focusing on what you want to create provides you with opportunities and 'answers' that will not come to you when you focus on what you want to eliminate.
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How's Your 'Thumbnail'?

I am always amazed how the thumbnail options from which I have to choose are almost inevitably ones that are less than flattering. My mouth is wide open, my eyes are closed, or I have an expression on my face that would frighten small children! How's your thumbnail, right now? Is it a picture of approachability? Is it a message of openness?
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How To Be A Hero At Work

A hero is a person who demonstrates noble qualities like generosity, courage and kindness. Each of these words fit the hero I just met. His name is Gilles M. and he has inspired this blog post, as well as getting me thinking about how to be a hero in my own life.

It's True, Love <i>Is</i> a Drug

It's the month of love. Valentine's Day on the 14th marks the half-way point in the shortest month of the year.  Spring is around the corner, and moods seem to be lifting (especially for those of us w...
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Five Tips to Warm Up to Winter

Focus on what you are looking forward to every day (not what you are dreading, not that your car might not start at the end of the day, not that you are dreading the slow ride home, etc.). Throughout the day (during breaks is a great time), ask yourself 'What went well so far today?' Then, pause and enjoy the experience.
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Four Ways to Be Happier at Work

Being happy at work is definitely learn-able. Just as many of us have learned to be unhappy at work, we can like-wise learn to be happy at work. And there is no question -- when we are happy at work, we have way more good days than bad -- at work and at home! Think about these 4 tips to FLIP your bad day around.