Honesty with Ourselves and Our Self Awareness for Quality of Life


I woke up this morning thinking about honesty and integrity with ourselves and with others.

My hope with the Time to Play Foundation is to provide people with awareness to help them make better choices to positively impact their lives which, in turn, will positively impact the lives of those in their families and their communities.

I believe honesty is a skill that is directly related to self-awareness. When we look at the 26 emotional intelligence skill set competencies, I believe there are a bunch of skill sets that interact with each other and that deal with honesty and the effects not identifying ways to be honest — again, with ourselves and/or others — that can cause undesirable outcomes. These may include lack of intentionality, communication, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and collaboration, building trust, building bonds and more.

Today, take a moment to look at your internal feelings and the outcomes that they can / may cause. It’s really important to do some self-analysis sometimes – to look at where we are, how we feel, how those feelings and how they impact our lives and our behaviors, and identify the root cause of the feelings.

It’s up to us to create our best life. How we decide to move forward and if we enjoy life — or not — is always our choice.

I believe every moment of every day can feel like we are at play. If it is not, it is only up to us to take a moment to identify what we can change, what is our focus, and our response to our life situations.

It is time to enjoy our life. It is time to play.


Doreen Guma

PS — for coaching for Self-Awareness, one of the 26 Emotional Intelligence skills, please call the Time to Play Foundation, 631-331-2675 or email doreen@timetoplay.com

photo credit: https://stlukemission.org/sermons/integrity-and-honesty

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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC:  Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Life Coach, and the author of the book, If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life.

Doreen is the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.  The Foundation’s website, www.TimetoPlayFoundation.org, has resources, events and articles for a person to learn what they need to know for a better life.  Contact Doreen at 631-331-2675 or email: doreen@timetoplay.com

The Foundation offers an unconventional approach in a non-threatening manner to provide solutions for the life situations that people may encounter.  Working in healthcare since 1987, and with her background in quality improvement, she has followed statistics showing our society’s current evolution to be more “sick and sad”.   She developed the Time to Play Philosophy:  you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance for quality of life and believes everyone has the ability to enjoy life.

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