Gratitude Begins With Thank You

Gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. Robert Emmons, a prominent researcher on gratitude, defines it as “a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation for life”. The application of these simple concepts of graciousness, wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation enhances our wellbeing. Sonja Lyubomirsky…

Placebo Response

The Placebo Response is a phenomenon where people react to inactive substances while believing they are receiving a curative drug or procedure. Years of research has validated that our expectations can be a potent therapeutic instrument. Respondents health may improve when a sugar pill is received and it is believed…

Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion Effect is based on others’ expectations about us and how those opinions modify our behavior.  It has been shown that when people have high expectations for us, our performance improves. Robert Rosenthal conducted research on how teachers responded differently towards students when they believed they were working with…

Affirmations For Future Success

Affirmation is a “think as-if” technique that briefly describes a positive outcome you want to achieve. Usually affirmations define a future desired result that is constructively stated. Examples of an affirmations are “I am healthy” versus “I want to be healthy” or “I am calm” versus “I need to calm…

How to Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals

How to Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals

The video and guidelines below will help you to form achievable goals. The first thing to know: a S.M.A.R.T. goal always begins with two words:  “I will . . .” SMART Goals Are Specific It’s easier to reach goals when they are specific, so try to keep yours short and…

Fake It Until You Make It

Have you ever heard the term “fake it until you make it”? Sounds dishonest at first glance. What would be fraudulent about “faking” your inner critic? The reality is your inner gremlin is constantly sending you false messages. Competitive sports trick opposing teams with misleading moves to win games. If…