The Happiness Chart

Last week, we talked about whether or not happiness is a choice. Can we choose to be happy, after all? Well, when I discovered this chart by colleague Paul Smith, it seemed like the perfect follow up. Below are practical, every day things we all have the power to do to increase our level of joy,[…]

Is Happiness A Choice?

The cold, hard fact is: Yes. Your happiness is actually your choice. I read a book by this title years ago, and often remind my clients of it. But when they hear me say it, they often look at me like I’m crazy — or insensitive. I admit, it doesn’t often feel like the most compassionate[…]

Can You Change Your Character?

This week I’ve read two books that have proven to be pretty interrelated: Working with Emotional Intellegence by Daniel Goleman and Integrity by Henry Cloud. Both of these books are excellent reads for anyone who wants to build on their effectiveness in any relationship — and really, every aspect of life! One fascinating point Goleman makes is[…]