In his fantastic book “Flourish” Dr. Martin Seligman says the failing of historical approaches to psychology arose from a focus on ameliorating what was “wrong” with someone. Psychology honed in on the causes of suffering caused by mental illnesses and
There are two very different ends of the spectrum in our workplaces. Let’s start at the deep end. The deep, dark end where our work is a drain on us. We don’t feel valued, heard or even noticed. Our work
As I write this I’m on the tail end of a 5-week long RV trip through Baja California Sur. Every single person who I talked to before my trip who had not been to Baja said the same thing “Is
My homie Thich Nhat Hahn suggests a simple half-smile. What’s a Thich? Thich is not a what….he’s a who. Not from Whoville. Man, this is getting off to a rough start. Thich Nhat Hahn is a Buddhist monk from Vietnam
I spent a very emotional couple of days in Albuquerque at the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy’s inaugural Symposium. In New Mexico the estimate is that 46% of the state’s residents are “functionally illiterate” meaning they lack the literacy necessary
The annul hard Cider Fest at Delicious Orchards approaches next Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited! The festival enters its 8th year and I’m their emcee again this year. Cider Fest is one of my “legacy” emcee gigs and
You’ve likely heard the phrase by Ghandi “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It’s a popular phrase for good reason. We are in control. In my talks I dive into the many facets of happiness and
My work puts me on the road a lot to the Front Range of Colorado. The Front Range is loosely defined as the two major metro areas of Denver and Colorado Springs and outlying communities you’ve likely heard of like
Suicide has been thrown in my face recently in some really sad ways and some really uplifting ways and thankfully in ways providing important perspective.
Don’t undervalue community. Great books from Dan Beuttner, Richard Florida and Peter Kageyama talk about community and the “why” of “what” our communities need to provide and “how” community affects our happiness.