Counting 3 Blessings

Perhaps the most famous intervention of positive psychology, Counting 3 Blessings, offers an elegant and simple exercise that boosts positivity and primes your mind to enjoy future goodness. The idea is to recall and write down three happy things that happened to you...

Hope and Academic Performance

In 2002, C.L. Snyder and his colleagues set out to see if hope had anything to do with what Hanson (1994) termed the “lost talent.” These are the students who have high natural talent, academic ability, and innate intelligence who do not achieve the success one...

A Head Start for 2020

New Year’s is the life coaching holiday. It’s a time for cleansing. It’s a time when people try to live their best lives and resolve to do something different in the new year. And to get the most out of the collective boost and spiffy newness, it helps to get a head...

Making Giving Sustainable

One of the most robustly proven ways to build a successful practice as a life coach is the ability to give workshops to small (and sometimes not so small) groups. These workshops, however, take lots of time and energy to set up, deliver, and follow up. There’s no way...

Merry Christmas

On the single biggest day of exchanging gifts, I remember as a kid the sublime excitement of coming down the stairs Christmas morning. The excitement came from the pile of gifts that were waiting for me under the tree. Now as an adult, I feel that same level of...

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