Attitude is Everything!

Digging through some old training material, I came across a fun little exercise that I’ve not used in years.  It still makes me smile. ATTITUDE BY THE NUMBERS: Using the english alphabet, assign a numerical value to each letter, starting with A=1 and Z=26 Example: Using this formula, the word CAT = 3+1+20=24 Got it?  Let’s try a few others. …

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Happiness and the Stock Market

There’s been very little happiness in the financial world.  In order to keep from slipping into the black hole of depression about our financial situation, I’ve withdrawn a bit.  Do I really need to know what is happening in the market on an hour to hour basis?  No.  Day to day?  Hmm.  One day it’s down 700 points (sadness) and …

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Happiness on the road

I’m on a road trip, and have a schedule that initially caused me some concern — where will I have time to take care of myself?  Tight flight schedules, early morning conference starts, group meals, and the extra time required to navigate an unfamiliar city often conspire to reduce or eliminate self-care time. Still, I want to honor my values …

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You can manage your stress

While researching stress management I came across a lovely little online, self-study course on stress. The class consists of ~20 short lessons linked sequentially. Some of the topics are: What is stress?, good and bad stress, tools for relieving stress, and long-term stress strategies. You’ll find the course at http://www.mtstcil.org/skills/stress-intro.html. It appears to have been written by a West Virginia-based …

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