Bekoff suggests that a truly pathologically pessimistic dog might generalize his failure at the milk and water task, and
Whether you want to stand up to your annoying sister-in-law or just raise your hand more in meetings, here are five strategies to practice to close the confidence gap:
The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.
"If we sugar-coat the present with our optimism, we make bad decisions for the future," says happiness researcher Shawn Achor.
I returned from Las Vegas last night -- my hubby and I were lucky to steal a long weekend alone for the first time in nearly three years. It was wonderful for us to get away together, but more painful for my psyche than it should have been.
As a child, one of his favorite things was to talk to people about their stories. "I guess curiosity brought out productivity
HA! I know how that dude feels! Last week we discovered that Randy is having a rejection episode, and has e coli in his lung
You're convinced, being an optimist is the way to go. But beyond the old adage "See the glass half full" how do you do it? Here are three quick, easy steps to becoming an optimist.
I consider myself one of those lucky (perhaps even truly blessed) people who believes I can do anything I set my mind to... and trust me - it was never easy. I grew up on food stamps, was dealt a hand that most people would run away from.... and I still became a successful CEO.
For centuries, visitors to the United States have been struck by the boundless optimism of its people. Recent research bears
There are a great many available tests and inventories that can assess your level of emotional intelligence, and we've added our own to this list and offer it here, with the understanding that it is not meant to be used as a clinical or diagnostic tool, but rather as a means to informally assess the strengths and weaknesses that you possess in regard to areas of your life that are relevant to EI.
The practice of open-mindedness and reflection is enormously valuable particularly in our close relationships. But I won't kid you, it can be very difficult for those of us who have been attached to being right. It is freeing, but humbling.
There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.
Should you see a glass as half empty or half full? If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say
Optimists know that when things don't go their way, they've just had a bad day -- not a bad life -- and a new one is coming