Happiness can be a grand challenge for all of us, especially in an culture where ageism is very real. According to Dictionary.com ageism is a noun meaning: discrimination against persons of a certain age group. a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. I spoke about hope and happiness at the 2015 Rural Futures Conference, and I used … Read More Happiness Ignites Innovation
Two events in 2010 changed the trajectory of my life forever. I was driving home on June 22, 2010. As usual, I was talking to Mom. We talked about everyday things like my kids and when we would see each other next. I told her that I had been stranded at home the day before because every road to work was flooded due to … Read More Mom, Memories and Miracles
The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning
Now, there is even more proof that fun is valuable! Media titan, Shonda Rhimes, recently gave a compelling TED Talk, “My Year of Saying Yes.” She discusses the value of saying yes, but also provides valuable insights on why we should play and have fun-especially with our children. Ms. Rhimes is a leader and role model for women in the modern age. She is … Read More Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”
Science can help people stick to their goals. I posted a SMARTER Intentions coaching guide on Ask Dr. Connie on December 31, 2015 to help people set their true intentions for 2016. If you are already struggling a bit, brain science offers a little help! Kira Newman, from the University of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, suggests changing your environment. Newman suggests some simple … Read More To Change Yourself, Change Your World (and Your Brain)
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All true intent is realized. This simple yet profound truth is usually overlooked when people set goals. If you really don’t intend to lose 15 pounds (you just want to lose weight without really trying), then don’t set a goal around weight loss. New Year’s resolutions are often short-lived because they are not true intentions. I am a believer in setting intentions, so I … Read More SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com
Do you believe that you can become persistently happier in just 21 days? Research by Shawn Achor and others studying the power of positive psychology shows that you can! My interest in what I call, The Happiness Trend, continues to grow for good reason. Happiness makes a difference! I am really excited to be delivering a keynote, Go Wild: Be Happy! on Friday, November 21st … Read More Can You Be Happier in 21 Days? Yes, You Can!
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My radio connection, Clint Bellows, invited me to “appear” on 1110 KFAB this Wednesday afternoon! Tune in after 2:30 PM and join the conversation about leading your own life with purpose, passion and fun! You can listen live by going to KFAB.com. Looking forward to having a great conversation on Wednesday! Go Wild with KFAB! -Dr. Connie Clint Bellows invited me to be … Read More Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!
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Celebrating a publishing milestone with my family today! It always feels good when you take a step in the direction of your dreams. Best-seller status here I come! My book, Go Wild with Confidence! hit #136,936 on Amazon today. Getting closer to best-seller status every day 🙂 pic.twitter.com/khruUrYzq6 — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) May 31, 2014
We have much to be grateful for as we prepare for Memorial Weekend. It’s a great time to thank our Veterans, Military personnel and their families. It is also a time to remember our loved ones. Thanks to our great military heroes, one of the unique gifts we have in the United States is the gift is FREEDOM! The Declaration of Independence guarantees all … Read More Thank you For the Gift of Freedom: Part 1
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Our parking lot tells the story! Even with Highway 75 under road construction, we have lots of activity at Kimmel Education and Research Center today. A visit by Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, started out the day and later this morning, Dr. Wayne Moore, UNL Extension Associate Director/Associate Dean,…
I think Fred is trying to tell me something! Granted, Fred usually gets pretty upset when I get the suitcase out and start packing. But, this was the first time he actually sat in it! Animals have great instincts, and he is sharing an important message with me. It has been a busy couple of months and it is now time to do some … Read More Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”