Blogs about Positive Psychology

Reaching goals through harrowing obstacles

It's been a little over 12 weeks since I've had a patella femoral replacement and MPF ligament reconstruction surgery. Recovery has been an emotional roller coaster. As a personal trainer and massage therapist, I've been a great case study for myself and look forward to relaying that experience with clients.

A Woman’s Value (No matter her age!)

From the time we are young girls, we are taught that our looks determine our worth. If you are lucky, you learn early on that this is simply not true. Unfortunately, I have found that many of us suffer from equating our worth with our looks well into our golden years - which to me, is really, really sad.

Handling Criticism: Why Do Negative Comments Hurt So Much?

Handling Criticism: Why do negative comments hurt so much?I am sure you had negative comments hurt your feelings.You try to do the right thing in life and follow a path we believe is right for you. The choices you make affect the quality of your life and happiness. Handling criticism of negative comments is hard because it hurts your feelings.

Victories and Struggles

At what point does it become arrogant or boastful to celebrate our victories? When were we taught that to discuss our strengths was inappropriate or even a sign of weakness? 

Victories and Struggles

At what point does it become arrogant or boastful to celebrate our victories? When were we taught that to discuss our strengths was inappropriate or even a sign of weakness? 

What I Learned From Failing

 

A Year Ago Today Continued

My husband and I are great believers in the power of positive thinking, and studies after studies have demonstrated that the firm believe in a positive outcome is a powerful determining factor in the final result. My husband’s surgery was scheduled to July 21, and here is what he wrote his clients on the evening before: 

Fitness Tip of the Week...Be Graceful.

What seems like a lifetime ago already, I served as a Montessori teacher for adolescents. In my Montessori orientation I heard the phrase repeatedly "Grace and courtesy". While this was not specifically a Montessori teaching, it was a philosophy adopted by Montessori educators because of the way it honored ones place in the larger community. Grace referred to a peace and respect towards yourself. Courtesy referred to that same peace and respect towards others. Since those days long past as a Montessori educator, I have returned to my original classroom...the gym.

Simple Addition

 As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results". 

More Christmas Trees Equal More Presents!

I have a short story to tell...and then I will make an analogy (a successful one, I hope!):