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Finding Hygge – the Danish Path to Coziness and Contentment

In the most delightful synchronicity, my local film institute is screening “Finding Hygge” this weekend, a documentary about the Danish way to live well.   Hygge (hyooguh) is variously translated as contentment, cozy togetherness, taking pleasure in soothing things, the absence of annoyance. At the same time, my friend Lynn has gifted me with The […]

Manifesting New Year Intentions

Manifesting New Year Intentions

Even as we clarify intentions and priorities for a coming year, we need to be able to take wise action to manifest those intentions.  And sometimes we have to choose which priorities we will focus on first. The Wheel of Life is a coaching tool to help you do just that.  I learned it 10 […]

A Fun Way to “Map” New Year Intentions

A Fun Way to

Last week’s post A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions suggested you can cultivate the inner traits you aspire to live by, especially traits that will help you become more resilient in the coming year, by acknowledging the inner strengths you already have – cheerfulness, kindness, perseverance, spontaneity, etc.  Intentionally claiming these strengths or traits […]

8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals

(This post from Happify Daily arrived in my inbox just hours after I scheduled next Monday’s post, my April 2015 e-newsletter “The Willpower Instinct.” (Which will be archived soon after posting on my website. Perfect timing. And the first suggestion – to practice self- compassion – is what I teach everywhere these days to tame the […]

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

I love it when resources I recommend are truly both practical and transformative. The ideas in Christine Carter’s The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and at Work are just such a resource. Christine is a well-respected sociologist at the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley and the happy, resilient mother of […]

Compassionate Brain – Resonant Brain

My friend and colleague Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, has been conducting a 7-week series of webcast interviews on The Compassionate Brain for Sounds True. (See Resources below.) The most recent interview with Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion (see September 2012 e-newsletter, Self Compassion More Powerful than Self-Esteem) was an inspiring example of two […]

Surfing A Tsunami…and the Now Effect

As the pace of my personal and professional life speeds up, with the final, final revisions of the book due in two weeks, with needing to quickly learn to navigate PowerPoint, Skype, LinkedIn, and a host of other techno-whizzbangs I have historically been phobic about, with engaging as conscientiously as possible with the continued ups […]

Practicing Compassion

I had just returned from presenting at the FACES conference on The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Counseling in Seattle. A wonderful opportunity to meet with and talk deeply with Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion, about the necessity of self-compassion practice, as therapists, as human beings, particularly as mindfulness practices are becoming more integrated […]

Reflections on Laughter

Greetings! BIG deadline coming up for Bouncing Back: Chapters One-Seven to the publisher by March 5, 2012. Hence, one new poetic offering, then a re-post appropriate to overcome disillusionment – the August 2009 newsletter on Laughter. Enjoy, and thank you for your patience! Prescription for the Disillusioned Come new to this day. Remove the rigid […]

The Roots of Empathy

When 4 month-old Indigo visits “her” third grade classroom in Toronto, Canada, 26 students sit on a green rug in a horseshoe shape in front of her and practice empathy – building their capacities of tuning into Indigo’s emotional states and relational needs. “Tiny teachers” like Indigo are part of Roots of Empathy, an emotional […]

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