The therapeutic value of joy

 

Joy may be defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.  More often than not, we expect to experience such a state as a response to some circumstance or event that takes place within our lives.  While this is often true, we can choose to feel joyous about life’s circumstances, if we wish to do so.

 

Such a choice can become therapeutic in nature because a consistent joyful consciousness can strengthen our immune system, increase our energy and promote healing.  This is just another example of our ability to control our individual state of affairs and live happier and more productive lives.

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

 

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The Critical Nature of Balance

Unfortunately, many of us are dedicated to the notion that we should put our work first to the restriction of fun and relaxation. Our work ethic drives us to exceed and excel as proof of our total commitment which may serve as behavioral examples for others to emulate. Such activity may be a reflection of ego-centrism.

Given the need for us to plan to live many years past the traditional age of retirement, it behooves us to find a practical correlation between the time we spend in our career-related endeavors and the corresponding periods of rest and reflection. Let’s remember that happy people tend to be healthy people.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

The Blessing of Choice

Have you ever considered how much of life is a choice? For example, happiness is a choice. Generally good health is a choice; although we may experience aliments or illnesses which were not of our choosing. However, even if we experience a health challenge, we still can choose how we view it and its impact on our well-being.
The beauty of life is reflected in the fact that no one thing or circumstance can make us think or feel anything we do not wish to. And that no matter how difficult the situation, there is always within it the seed of a blessing, which in time we can find if we consider our choice.
Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

 

Radical Loving Care

Radical Loving Care, Building the Healing Hospital in America by Erie Chapman is based on the author’s long experience as a hospital administrator and emphasizes the importance of all–physicians, nurses and support staff to create a healing atmosphere in which the patient experiences the caring nature of those engaged in the patient’s recovery.

To quote Chapman, “As every CEO knows, goodwill alone will not generate success if it is left to the shifting winds of randomness. Effective systems are critical to the success of the Healing Hospital.  The importance of placing love at the center is that love creates an environment in which the employee partners become passionate creating systems that will work because they desire the best possible outcomes for patients.”

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

How can a manager become a leader?

One might be a born leader or not.  However, people become leaders because they want to help people become all that they can be, which becomes the leader’s greatest joy.  In other words leaders become leaders because they want to. Leaders can and should be good managers as well, since true leadership requires not only a good head, but also a good heart.

Consequently, a manager can become a leader if he/she comes to believe that developing others is the primary role and learns to encourage the behavior in others that motivates them to achieve increasingly positive outcomes.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.