The Secret To Happiness

Love TED talks and how much you can learn in a short amount of time…if you just listen!

Please listen to “The happy secret to better work – Shawn Achor (2011) ” and remember, the principles don’t just apply to work..but apply to getting your happy back in your Empty Nest!  Empty Nest survival is just a  positive action away!


Recapping his last slide (please listen before you read!)

Creating Lasting Positive Change


  • 3 Gratitude Expressions (for 21 days) (Emmons & McCullough, 2003)
  • Journaling – 1 positive thing that happened over the past 24 hours (Statcher & Pennebaker, 2006)
  • Exercise – teaches brain that behaviour matters (Babyak ,2000)
  • Meditation – overcome the ADD that multitasking creates – focus on one thing (Dweck, 2007)
  • Random Acts of Kindness (1 positive email per day) (Lyubomirsky, 2005)


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Kim Steadman is the COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest.  A portal for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who finds they need to Re-Purpose and Re-make their lives now that the kids have flown the coop.    Kim can be found on Twitter at @kimsteadman1 and on Google+ at +Kim.




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