Author Archives: Patricia Lavelle

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Tips


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What is savoring? Take 10 seconds to enjoy According to Fred Bryant and Joseph Veroff (2007), savoring involves noticing and […]

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Values, Lifestyle and Snakes


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What is a value? Here are dictionary definitions of values for your reference. The regard that something is held to […]

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We need loving connection: February is relationship month


Hi there everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day. Soon we’ll be awash in hearts, flowers and candy to celebrate love. Do you […]

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Stretch your emotional muscle


7 Elements of Wellness, Emotional Well-Being. This week we are going to jump into the first of the seven elements […]

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What is your happy?


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The Science of Happiness Did you know that there is a free MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) through Edx on […]

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Anticipation of the summer


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I have two things I wish to share with you here. The first is about how one of the best […]

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Happiness is a Choice


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We are approaching the Summer Equinox. This means the most sun, the longest day of the year and the summer […]

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Journalling and Improved Health


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In this past few weeks the Fort McMurray fires that meant 80,000 people had to be evacuated have affected everyone […]

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Accessing the Power of Gratitude


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The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s […]

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Why do you need a hug?


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The relationship with our parents and other significant people in our lives growing up is the first experience of attachment. […]

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