What Twinkies Can Teach About Resiliency


We all make mistakes, but we can still succeed as long as we know how to make a comeback. While snack cakes may not have all the answers to life’s riddles, the humble Twinkie certainly knows how to pick itself up and start over.

You may remember the headlines last year when Twinkies briefly disappeared from the stores after their parent company went bankrupt. Soon, they were back on the shelves in a turnaround billed as “The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever.” Use these tips to stage your own revival.

The Surprising Link Between Productivity and Happiness


What have you done today? What did you achieve yesterday? Do you take on a can-do spirit when you’re challenged? Or are you huddled up in your comfy chair deeply immersed in a movie or playing a game on your electronic device to avoid the challenge?

How you make your way through an average day in terms of your productivity may determine how pleased with life you are.

The Truth About Fitness Bands and How to Use Them to Step Up Your Workouts


Imagine spending more than $100 for a fitness band and then finding out you’re gaining weight. Some people love these activity trackers, but others struggle to figure them out. Learn how to use your fitness band to reach your weight loss goals and enhance your health.

Learn to be Less Defensive


Being defensive is usually a less than optimal way of responding. Being defensive serves to escalate the situation and create further barriers to meaningful communication. Whether something was said to you in spite, or you merely misinterpreted a comment, avoiding an aggressive response is often more prudent.

How to Spend More Time Offline Even if You Love Cat Videos


While the internet makes it quicker to find a recipe or driving directions, it can also cost you time. Checking emails for a few minutes stretches into a half hour of watching YouTube cat videos or reading Facebook updates.

Imagine what you could accomplish by reclaiming all that time. Try these suggestions to help you disconnect and get more out of life.

The Power of Forgiveness


You may have times when you’ve been hurt or feel angry toward someone close to you. They may have said something that devastated you or performed some behavior without thinking that triggered feelings of frustration and anger. And yet you still hope to include them in your life.

The wisest thing to do is to forgive whenever you have these experiences.

But forgiving often proves to be more challenging than you think!


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