Wondering if anyone else tried the 3 Positives & Why approach, discussed in my last blog posting?
I tried it - for 12 consecutive days. It was actually nice. I found it to be a refreshing way to take a 5-10 minute break during my day. Taking a breather to reflect on what was going well in the day, and why (trying to internalize what I was doing that was making it positive). The best part of the practice was that by writing it down (I kept a small notebook), it forced me…Continue
This week, I thought I would share a review of "Man's Search for Meaning" by Holocaust survivor Victor E. Frankl. Austrian born Fralkl was laborer in 4…Continue
Added by Amanda @Kamazooie on April 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
We're being called the sandwich generation; but I think there has always been a sandwich generation, maybe even to a greater extent before than now; I think it is more of a sandwich phase of life. My siblings and I now find ourselves dealing with dementia in our family. We are very fortunate because our mother is in her 91st year and still doing very well but her short term memory is challenged and this, and other things, cause her confusion and anxiety.
Even though I'm not yet…Continue
Obviously, balance can mean many things, and at different parts of our life, the factors we have to balance against each other changes: career versus family, savings versus spending, kids…Continue
Greetings Kamazooie members:
I'm not sure what area of the world you're in but it looks like a great Spring day in most of the Americas today which covers a lot of our members.
I usually work on a positive message piece for circulation to our membership each week but this time I'm going to circulate something from one of our new members, Charles.…Continue
As I drive to work, I started listening to Flourish by Martin Seligman. He is the psychologist who started the whole positive psychology movement. One of his first suggestions is a little exercise I am working on ... and it seems to have some good results - of helping me stay more positive.
This exercise is to get a small journal, and each day - write down three positive things that you did or that happened today. It could be as simple as "it was a sunny and warm…Continue
Just a little thought as…Continue