Self-Improvement

Common Threads

We Are the Champions

With good words…good deeds…good thoughts…and powerful actions, we can beat the challenges we face as we start to recover from the COVID-19 quarantine.

Self-Improvement

Learning to Ask for Help is the Key to Every Door

Five reasons people are afraid to ask for help…and how to get over them.

Common Threads

We Are People Who Need People

There’s no substitute for face-to-face human interaction…no matter how fast your Wi-Fi or how good your screen resolution. People need to connect.

Common Threads

Make the Most of Your Time At Home

What a rare gift to have weeks without social obligations and other time pressures. What will you do with that time?

Aging for Beginners

The Happy Prisoner: The Ultimate Secret of Enjoying Sequestration

Learning to be alone with yourself is important for life. The quarantine has challenged many to find peace…and happiness…in their alone time

Common Threads

Will You Be Ready When the Quarantine Is Over?

Looking beyond day-to-day survival tasks to the big picture and dreams of the future are vital to getting back to life when the quarantine is over.

Self-Improvement

Staying Energized at Work

Take a preemptive strike against burnout with these ways to maintain a high-energy feeling.

Common Threads

Playing for the Long Term

Immediate gratification is great. We all like to keep score. But the long-term game reduces anxiety and provides a different level of success.

Aging for Beginners

OK Boomer: Have the Age Wars Begun?

“OK Boomer” is more than the newest phrase. It is a battle cry of generation and age warfare. But boomers can stop it. We’ve seen it before.

Self-Improvement

Negativity Can Be “Cured” Using the Science of Mindfulness to Live Happy—with Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Did you know that humans are preprogrammed to be negative? It was a survival tool…but not necessary today. Good news: Our brains can be rewired for happiness one small message a...

Common Threads

The Endless Array of Amazing Sights Surrounding Us

Our world grows when we shift the filters we use to see things. There are new images at every turn. We just have to look for them.

Common Threads

Get the Little Things Right

Richard Carlson said, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” I disagree. When it comes to your reputation, it’s the small stuff that matters first.

Aging for Beginners

Food for Skippy: Doggie Bags Boomer Style

In today's "PC world," even a simple doggie bag has taken on new meaning.

Soul Perspective

Feeling Old—And Like Life Is Flying By? How to Stay Forever Young

Three questions to ask yourself...and four healthy practices to help you stay, as the Bob Dylan song implores us, "forever young."

Common Threads

Beware of That Voice in Your Head

What is it about that little voice in our heads that can take the best day and turn it into a moment of insecurity? Beware—that voice lies.