What is a Smile

What is a smile and what can it do? According to the dictionary, a smile is a facial expression that we show to express and extend our happiness. What it can do may surprise you. According to scientists, smiling can change your brain chemistry and affect the way you think. The science behind smiling Have […]

Smiling Benefits Your Career

Can smiling Benefit your career? Charles Darwin was one of the first people to suggest that facial expressions may intensify feelings. This theory is commonly known as the feedback loop or facial feedback hypothesis.  A smiling expression feeds our mood, makes us feel happier, and can even make a joke seem funnier. But did you […]

Smile…It’s Contagious

Smile… It’s Contagious A Smile Spreads Good Cheer- Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Smiling is the universal trademark of making people aware that you are happy. But there is more to a smile than just curving your […]

World Kindness Day – Making Kindness the Norm

World Kindness Day – Making Kindness the Norm As one of the core traits of being heliotropic, kindness can also be found at the root of Being the Sun. Science has proven that spreading kindness can be good for your health as well as the health of those around you. Help us support Random Acts […]

Why Does Gratitude Matter?

Why Does Gratitude Matter? What Is Gratitude? Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which he describes in a Greater Good essay, “Why Gratitude Is Good.” “First,” he writes, “It’s an affirmation of goodness.” In the second part of gratitude, he explains, “We recognize that […]

Be Your Best Self

Be Your Best Self How Can You Be Your Best Self? Practice! Practice! Practice! It is a myth that practice makes perfect. IT DOESN’T! What you practice makes you better at what you’re practicing. There is no perfect. You have a chance to try again and be your best self every moment of every day. […]

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month January is National Mentoring Month! The SALTY response is, if you have to ask, then mentoring probably isn’t for you! HOWEVER, we believe mentoring IS for everyone, which is why we will articulate a much more SUNNY response as to why everyone should be a mentor. Good mentorship is reciprocal, and goes […]

National Salt Awareness Week

National Salt Awareness Week National Salt Awareness Week will take place the second full week of March and, although organized to help raise awareness of the damaging effect of too much salt to our health, we like to celebrate it as a reminder that Salty behavior is bad for our health as well. Be the […]

Meet Adam Hegsted

Meet Adam Hegsted Today, it’s important for businesses both large and small to embrace abottomless well of optimism as well as an original way of viewing theworld. It’s real easy to Be the Salt and identify what’s wrong. Instead,leaders need to Be the Sun and inspire our teams to see what theycan learn during times […]

We Learn More When We Pay Attention

We Learn More When We Pay Attention We Learn More When We Pay Attention Being a great leader, spouse, and friend means being an “Olympic Listener”. Be a sponge, open to everything. Be the last one to speak. This is part of what Being the Sun is about. Giving people what they need. It is […]