Increase Your Happiness Quotient

Increase Your Happiness Quotient

It’s mid-February again, and here at Mercer-MacKay, that means one thing — awards season has fully arrived! It’s an exhilarating, occasionally overwhelming ride that can challenge my natural optimism and leave me feeling depleted and negative. Even...
Practice Gratitude (Happy New Year!)

Practice Gratitude (Happy New Year!)

Hi, everyone, It is New Year’s Eve and we are only a few hours away from welcoming 2018. For many of you, the new year is a time of resolutions and goal-setting. I know it is for me. I encourage you to take a piece of paper and write some of your goals down. We...
When in Doubt, Be of Service

When in Doubt, Be of Service

How are feeling this Christmas season? Many of us struggle with feelings of loss or depression. If you do, my own experience has been to be of service. If you are sad, be of service. If you are lonely, be of service. If you are unsure of your place in the world,...
Don’t Give Up — Dig Deep

Don’t Give Up — Dig Deep

Continuing my adventure in Thailand, this week I’m sharing a personal insight from northern Thailand, near Burma. Foremost on my mind has been personal strength, and how internal determination and external strength can work together. This week I had a physical...
All That You Want Is Already Within

All That You Want Is Already Within

This week, I want to talk to you about appreciating the value of what lies within. It seems like we humans, (especially those of us who want to do our best), tend to focus on the traits we don’t possess.  We focus on our failures and all the myriad ways in...
Focus on Your Strengths

Focus on Your Strengths

Sometimes, the negative headlines dominating the news can feel overwhelming. Stories of man’s inhumanity to man such as the tragic event in Las Vegas sadden us. In spite of this, there is still much in our world that is good. This week, I share my perspective on...