Month: January 2011

A Champion Career Philosophy from Google’s Champion of Innovation

Jessica Guynn of the Los Angeles Times recently wrote a story about Marissa Mayer who, at age 35, is the youngest person to sit on Google’s operating committee and is also Google’s champion of innovation and design.  When asked about her career philosophy, Ms. Mayer mentioned two things:  Surround yourself…”with the smartest people who challenge…

Grateful People Are Happier And Healthier

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Melinda Beck referred to a growing body of research which shows that feeling grateful for the good things that happened to us can improve our psychological, emotional and physical health.  According to Ms. Beck, “Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social…

A Lesson From A Survivor On How To Live

With all the good will that gets passed around during the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to repair any strained relationships you might have in your life.  People are generally in a great mood, which makes them far more open to forgiving and accepting forgiveness.  So, if you have any strained relationships, now is…

A New Year’s Resolution We Can All Keep

While many New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, getting organized or expanding your horizons can be difficult to follow through on, here’s one that isn’t: be kind.  All you need to do is smile and say something positive to the people you come into contact with.  What you’ll find is that when you smile…