THIS WEEK: BUDDY UP

The “buddy system” was created as a means for two people to partner up in order to help and monitor one another. It is also used as an easy way to maintain headcounts on field trips or as a safety measure for increased protection and […]

THIS WEEK: BE OF SERVICE

Scientists have proven over and over again that helping someone else produces a chemical reaction in our brains that, in turn, helps us in profound ways. In fact, volunteering has proven to lower blood pressure, ward off loneliness and depression, increase self-esteem, and even lengthen […]

THIS WEEK: LIGHTEN UP

If you are like most people, your engine tends to run at the higher end of the RPM gauge. Some of us, if we are being completely honest, might even say that our RPM-level is slightly redlining. And, when this happens, we do exactly the […]

THIS WEEK: THROW A BLOCK PARTY

Humans are designed to connect. Sure there are introverts and extroverts. And, sure there are shy people and social people. Regardless, life is meant to be done together. Think about it… what are some of your favorite moments in life? Did they involve love? Did […]

THIS WEEK: DAYDREAM

We are productivity machines. Masters of multi-tasking… constantly plugged in, not missing a beat, feverishly checking off our lists, and flying through our day at mack 5. Don’t believe us? Well, how did it become May already? Ah, now you get it. But being a […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS JOYFUL

There is something pretty awesome that the words “cheerful,” “happy,” “jolly,” “merry,” “cheery,” “blissful,” “upbeat,” and “radiant” all have in common… they are all synonyms for the word “joyful.” In our opinion, that makes JOY something worth spending an entire month on. We live in a world that constantly bombards us with stories, news, and information. Unfortunately, many of those stories are not ones of JOY. Instead, we see and hear stories regarding crime, the environment, the election, war, terror, social injustices, and celebrity scandals. These stories have a way of infiltrating our souls… whether we know it or not. And, they certainly don’t conjure up JOY or any of its synonyms. So, this month, we are going to balance the scale. It is time to make JOYFUL stories the headline news. But this starts with each one of us checking in with ourselves and ramping up our own personal internal levels of JOY. For, if we are not JOYFUL internally, it is really hard to radiate and promote JOY around us. And, once we really feel it deep inside, we are going to do everything in our power to spread it broadly. So get ready to feel really good and to help others feel the same. Being JOYFUL matters.