Gifts That Matter

Gifts That Matter

At this time of the year, many of us spend time thinking of gifts we want and gifts we want to give. Here’s a touching video about what really matters when it comes to holiday presents. It reminds us of the research that our greatest wellbeing comes from...
The gift of gratitude

The gift of gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving in the US and the traditional start of the Holiday season. For me, it’s a time to intentionally reflect on gratitude for my family, friends, and my incredibly dear colleagues around the world who are engaged in such important work in...
3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People

3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People

I am a recovering pessimist. For over thirty years, I have been practicing the skills of optimism.  It began with a traumatic divorce, which was wearing me to the ground.  In addition, I was very concerned about my ten-year son, who was depressed by the multiple...
87 Ways to Be Kind and Loving

87 Ways to Be Kind and Loving

Grrrr. Sometimes it feels impossible to be kind and loving, don’t you think? We get so angry and frustrated at events happening in our lives that we cannot access that loving place inside of us. Instead, our eyes go from side to side as our fists clench and minds...
Does Shopping Make Us Happy?

Does Shopping Make Us Happy?

I suspect that people, especially women in this case, are being “sold a bill of goods” along with the shoes — with a pervasive message that the yearning we feel from a void in meaning and connection is actually a signal to shop.

The Cusp of Tomorrow

The Cusp of Tomorrow

It’s a glorious sunny day here on the Central Coast of California — I was just writing to some of our international office Directors (now we have 10, and an 11th coming soon) — and I realized that it’s already 2012 in many Six Seconds offices....
Swinging In The Rain…

Swinging In The Rain…

Fog hangs like a thick quilt over the morning. You anticipate that you’ll return from your walk damp and cold. You almost don’t go, but then you decide not to allow the habitual rhythm of your day to collapse. When you are only ten minutes from home and a cup of...