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A Shared Moment of “Wow!”

As the final notes of a public performance of Mozart’s Masonic Funeral music faded away, into the deep silence came an audible “Wow!”  And that “wow” was from Ronan Mattin, a 9 year-old autistic boy attending the concert with his grandfather, who acknowledge Ronan is primarily non-verbal and later told WGBH Boston radio: “I can […]

Gratitude for the Web of Life

I meant to put eye drops in my eye, but late at night I accidentally grabbed a bottle of ear wax removal from the medicine cabinet.  The first agonizing seconds of stinging pain told me I had just made a terrible mistake.  Flush, flush, flush with warm water.  I called my medical provider’s emergency room, […]

Cultivating Awe is Awesome for the Brain

As we strengthen our resilience by learning to manage difficult, negative emotions, it’s just as important to amplify the positive emotions that shift our brain functioning out of contraction and reactivity into more openness and receptivity.  We cultivate positive emotions – kindness, compassion, gratitude, awe, delight, not just to feel better but to do better.  […]

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