Emotions and Resilience

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What Is This Thing Called Love?

(Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0 (see 10-17-13 RRR post: Love Affects Everything We Do, Think, Feel, and Become) offers the following new look at love. May her research discoveries open your mind and eyes as well as your heart.) What Is This Thing Called Love?: A Whole New Way of Looking at It By […]

Stoplight Exercise Gives a Green Light to Learning

(This post is excerpted from Daniel Goleman’s new book Focus) When second and third graders in a Seattle school are getting upset, they’re told to think of a traffic signal. Red light means stop – calm down. Take a long, deep breath and as you calm down a bit, tell yourself that the problem is […]

Rewiring Difficult Experiences in Relationships

The exercise is one of the most powerful tools available to rewire the sense of hurt/angst/shame that can occur when an interaction between us and another goes awry.  May it be helpful to you and yours. Rewiring Difficult Experiences in Relationships Love guards the heart from the abyss. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart There’s a teaching […]

Compassionate Communication

Compassionate Communication The roots of resilience are to be found in the felt sense of existing in the heart and mind of an empathic, attuned, self-possessed other. – Diana Fosha At times our habitual lenses of perception and reactivity can make responsible speaking and empathic listening almost impossible. Both people in a conversation can be […]

Love Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love. – Margaret Atwood I heartily recommend Barbara Fredrickson’s latest book Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, do, and Become. Frederickson’ previous book Positivity (see July 2012 e-newsletter “Positive Emotions […]

Are Positive Emotions Good for Your Heart?

Are Positive Emotions Good for Your Heart-

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Cardiology – YES. Perhaps not totally a surprise. In the last 10 years positivity researchers have found strong evidence that positive emotions reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University is the first to […]

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