Concur the buffet line. Research shows that slim people to different things at an ‘all you can eat’ buffet. We can emulate their behaviour to help us cut down on eating to excess. First they check out the entire buffet first, without a plate. They look at everything that is … Continue reading Slim by Design
I had an encounter with a rude customer service agent the other day. When I asked her for help, she literally leaned in towards me, pointed her finger at me and said in the most condescending voice, “I’ll deal with you later.” Gulp. I am a sensitive person and it … Continue reading Time to be Rude?
You’re one step away from a new friend. On a recent vacation we took a bike tour and ended up paired with a couple from another country who of course were complete strangers to us. We exchanges pleasantries. We peddled, we chatted, we stopped for lunch, we got married. What? … Continue reading You Just Never Know
Ah, social media, you gotta love it. Or not. Personally, for the most part I’m ok with social media. I don’t get it 100% but it’s been good to me, so I’m going to stick around. I really like Facebook, my Facebook page is a happy place. Full of inspiring … Continue reading Choose your News
Many years ago, I showed my neighbour our newest family photo, complete with three kids and two dogs. She commented how nice everyone looked, just like a good neighbour should. I pronounced that I liked how everyone looked except myself. Then she said words I have never forgotten. “Steph, I … Continue reading You ARE Beautiful! And so am I…
Spread the Joy According to the Academy of Sciences (Frederickson eval, 2013) happiness from having a purpose in life is linked with gene activity. What the study tells us is that doing good and feeling good have very different effects on the human genome, even though they generate similar … Continue reading Spread the Joy