Simple Pleasures…

My blog today is on the topic of SIMPLE PLEASURES. Why? Because every day, many times each day, we have to choose if we are going to look for problems or if we are going to look for positives.   When we get consumed looking for problems, we find plenty. But when we take time…

Problem Vs. Positive Psychology

Problem psychology reinforces the notion that we are tragically flawed bundles of neurosis incapable of getting “well” unless we dedicate ourselves to years of psychotherapy to peel through multiple layers of dysfunction. Some people suffer from a host of mental illnesses, no argument there. But the premise of problem psychology is that WE ARE ALL…

How Engaged Employees Act…

I enter the grocery store like a bank robber: I have a list of “demands”, an almost desperate and pained look on my face, and I keep my eyes peeled for the closest route of escape should someone in line in front of me threaten to pay with pennies or whip out a stack of…

Uncomfortable Yet Content

The other day, my kids were complaining about how hot it is in the house. They’re right. It IS hot. I’m pretty sure I saw a fly on my window drop to the floor, suffering from heat exhaustion. And my cats keep lying spread eagle in front of the box fan which not only cools…