We are the only ones who can control our attitude. By focusing on what is strong and enduring and seeing our potential, we can take calculated risks and overcome challenges. • Optimism is not about sugar coating the truth. Lying gets you into trouble- even with yourself! • Think of possibilities from different perspectives. • … More Twelve Tips to Safely “Go Optimistic”
Kerry Flynn Moeykens, my Co-Author in the collaborative collection CONTAGIOUS OPTIMISM! www.contagiousoptimism.net (publisher Viva Editions) has “hit the nail on the head” re the commonality between bullies and victims: shame and low self-esteem. We hope this helps break the chain!! She sent me her short piece below that I’m happy to share: Something Happened at School Billy came … More Bullying Prevention
I’m a co-contributor – author of Contagious Optimism and we did a radio show about this! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eileen-lichtenstein/2013/06/24/soar-with-resilience-contagious-optimism Contagious Optimism (publisher: Viva Editions) is an uplifting book series that helps people look past the tough times they may be experiencing and instead see that there is always something positive ahead of them. We call this “Positive Forward Thinking.” The … More Resilience + Hope = Optimism!
Balance & Power Newsletter Many of you know that I’ve just become a grandma to baby boy! All are doing well in London and I’m happy to share the joy and love. I’ve been told (on Facebook) that I’ve just joined one of the best clubs in the world 🙂 – grandparents. Happy … More A few things…!!!:)-
“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right. -Bob Marley Growing up and beyond I became disillusioned with this statement, hearing it often from Mom. I heard “everything will be alright” when it wasn’t going that way at all and looked like no chance of improving. Later, as a young … More Everything will be alright…
1. Take a small action that is a positive for your health- Drink more water, take a walk, meditate. 2. Call someone you love and trust and share your fears — getting fears out of your head will help. 3. Take a break– even if you are looking for work you need to unplug and … More 10 Back to Basics Steps to Move Forward
According to a US News and World Report poll, sixty percent of Americans said that President Obama’s inauguration made them feel “more hopeful about the next four years.” Even though the economy’s growth charts are hitting bottom, various news outlets are reporting a surge in spirit. So, what’s going on? Is optimism an unwise strategy … More Optimism- Your Choice!