The Optimism Delusion

Is optimism just a delusion? Are optimists merely happy fools, floating around, oblivious to all the pain and suffering in the world? Can it be that pessimism is a more accurate perception of reality? I personally feel that optimism and pessimism are both delusional by nature. The difference being that the former can serve our […]

On Decision Making

How many decisions have you already made today? Ten?  A hundred?  Thousands? Our lives are filled with choices, from the very moment we choose to open our eyes. The multitude of simple every day decisions consume much of our energy and focus, and those important ones can stay with us for extended periods of time. […]

Making Peace with the Worst Case Scenario

“Negative thoughts!? But haven’t you read the secret?” I know, I know  – negative thinking is bad, right? If you bring negative thoughts to your mind, the Universe will give you exactly what you’ve thought of! I’ve heard this for a while, but it’s just not something that works for me. For even a very […]

Mind Full, Or Mindful?

When are you most happy? It’s a tough question, I know, but just take a moment and think about it. Personally, I always feel most happy when I’m deeply engaged in something.  It could be anything really, but always something that requires my complete and utter attention. Whether it’s writing an article, a deep conversation, […]

How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

Happiness is a choice. It’s not always an easy one, but it is always one you can actively make! Shawn Achor is an extremely accomplished teacher and author of who focuses on positive psychology.   In the TED talk embedded below, he speaks on happiness being the secret to greater levels of success in our work. […]