Are happy people more resilient? Are resilient people happier? Scientists, psychologists and philosophers are still debating on the correlation between happiness and resilience.
To what extent are they dependent and interdependent?
Based on my personal life and professional experiences, on my clients’ testimonies, as well as on research; my personal definition of resilience is the: “capability to bounce back, by using one’s resources and learning, as well as growing from one’s experiences.”
Since birth, infants have had a capacity to withhold distressful moments. Throughout the childhood years, the insti...
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived”. Her statement triggers self-reflection on your journey to happiness, to reach “a life well lived” aka your own work life harmony. The happiness definition we identify with is a scientific one as the “science of subjective wellbeing”. Research conducted at the University of California by Sonja Lyubomirsky reveals that sustainable happiness is determined 10% by your environment and circumstances, 50% by your genes, and 40% by your intentional activities, your life choices and behaviors.
We spend hours being carried away by our thoughts and emotions, exploring, exploiting, confusing and depleting our mind, disposing of the inner self to an autopilot mode…loosing awareness of what our mind is thinking and doing in the present moment. But what if mindfulness could help you capture again that awareness, and gain control over your work life harmony?
First and foremost, what is mindfulness? It’s awareness. It’s about focusing your attention on the now, on your breathing, on your posture, and recognizing your thoughts and emotions internally and externally. Mindfulness allows you to gain self...
“I never have time” “I am always running behind the clock” “I need 10 extra hours in my day”….These examples are what we hear from clients when asked how they manage their day.
Indeed, in this age of abundance, no matter how rich or poor, no matter how successful you are, time is a constant and limited factor and yet a most valuable resource to all of us. That’s perhaps the reason why Google receives 111 million searches per month on time management. Therefore, the reality of time management affecting one’s professional and personal life will be discussed further to elaborate on the two factors it depe...
As I am preparing for my next workshop on empathy, I immerse myself in my reading books, articles, business cases, as well as discussions with my clients and social network. And these discussions triggered a big and loud astonishment.
What is empathy to you? What are the skills needed? What does it take to have empathy?
Throughout my discussions, I realized how much the term is misused, and how much it is inappropriately owned. To my disarray, empathy became a general characteristic, a popularized notion of just being “nice”, similar to the sticker primary teachers give for their children’ good work.
Empathy is the foundation for emotional intelligence as it completes self-awareness and self-management. Lacking empathy leads to handicapping your social life or and even to social disasters. Here how you can check you if you need to improve it.
Standing defeat is what will truly allow to reach your own success.
You make your own choices in life. When you fall, it is your choice to stay in failure mode as well as your choice to rise again, and again every time you fall.
You fall repeatedly nevertheless you must rise repeatedly, until you walk your walk.The power is within you. That hidden flame inside of you...seek out for it, feed it with will power, and turn it into the bond fire of success and celebration.