Tag: positive emotion

This Is How To Create Happy Memories That Will Last A Lifetime: 3 Secrets From Research

Posted on November 12, 2017

It's fascinating what causes people to remember certain experiences, activities, and times in their lives.  Yet, most of the time we wonder what we did last week that was meaningful or, how fast time is going by and ... what is there to show for it?  This article describes the research behind what makes certain events memorable and how to create more of them to savor and enjoy the life we have.  Here are some ...

Turning Negative Thinkers into Positive Ones

Posted on August 3, 2017

We all know negative thinking when we hear it, the challenge is managing our own negative thoughts even in the face of hearing the "half empty glass" dialogue of others.  This article by NYT health editor Jane Brody describes the compelling research of current social scientists whose data suggests that developing positive emotions in oneself promotes healthy bodies, minds and more life satisfaction.

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...

Positivity in the Work Place

Posted on January 12, 2013

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="HSSrVW_zYK4" width="640" height="390" anchor="https://www.perlacoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/PositivityInTheWorkPlace-600.jpg"]Research shows that when we can maintain a ratio of 3 (positive emotion) : 1 (negative emotion) in the work place we show up more able to make and maintain productive relationships, have more effective team interactions and more successful client interactions.  Maintaining this ratio is challenging given the negative bias of negative emotions on the brain: we are biologically hard wired to pay more attention to negative emotion.  Often stated: ...

Gratitude: Taking Time to Express Thanks

Posted on December 3, 2009

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." -Eric Hoffer The holiday card that the Perla Group sent out this year states: During this season of gratitude and celebration, we acknowledge those who have made our success possible.  In this spirit, we say thank you. May peace be with you and yours in this coming year, as well as a prayer for our world. [caption id="attachment_87" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gratitude: ...

Live, Grow and Relate: meaning and purpose in work and life

Posted on July 8, 2009

These blogs will offer three things: an inspirational quote that seeks to inspire you, the reader; second, a teaching or strategy which will intend to broaden and build a set of skills or resources that can positively serve you in your work life; and, thirdly a take away: a practical tip to help you see that there is more than one way to do it as you are learning to be and show up as your best ...