Let a Sparkling Smile be Your Superpower

There is a superpower that we all have easy access to every waking moment. Your shining smile. No, really, I mean it. People who smile more often really do rule the world. Smiling improves your health by lowering your stress, releasing endorphins, lowering your blood pressure, and gives a boost to your productivity. Researchers have even found a link between smiling and longevity. And who wouldn’t want to live a long life if you’re going to be so darned happy! I have a concrete example of how smiling may actually enhance your employment opportunities. Recently, we were interviewing for a…

Bumper Car

Are You Getting Taken for a Ride, or Are You in the Driver’s Seat? Everyone likes to be in charge of their own day, right? It’s nice to have certain parameters and expectations of what we’re meant to do each day, certainly; but having ultimate control over what you do can really make the difference between a great day and a day full of SMH. I love my job, and almost everything about it. I have a list of items I need to accomplish each day, while allowing for “new business,” things that crop up unexpectedly and must be dealt…

Feeling A Bit At Sea…Anchor Yourself To An Old Favorite

If you are like me, you probably have a stack of beloved books you haven’t read in a while. Perhaps you haven’t even thought about them? They are favorites, though, for a very important reason: they made some sort of noticeable impact on your life, at some point in time. Why not dust one off and give it another look? Was it a book that taught you a valuable and timeless lesson? Were you inspired and uplifted by the subject matter? Did you feel transported above the day-to-day, into the realm of the sublime? Was your moral compass altered or…