Positive psychology and neuroscience teach us about the mind-body connection, reinforcing the value of appreciative journaling. The very act of putting a pen to paper to prompt yourself to write about something that you can access that had a positive impact on you has an extraordinary effect. Appreciative journaling leads to increased self-awareness, at any age, building the appreciative muscle and strengthening positive emotions of resilience, mindfulness, gratitude, changing habits and lives.
Former generative journalist, turned children's book author talks about writing as a calling and the mystery and whimsy that's possible when one intentionally rekindles life's enchantments.
In workplaces, we could say free play is where we’re given free rein to use our imaginations, our inventiveness, our resourcefulness, and find our innate leadership, and followership. We have opportunity to experiment and try, try again. Determination, tenacity and courage are developed. With free play, creativity rises to the top and failure is a non-issue.
Through the lenses of positivity and our own greatness zone, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel and guest, Jay Forte talk about the importance of living a purposeful life and how to create that for ourselves. It starts with developing a sense of self-awareness and how we go about our daily lives. Taking time to notice the world around us and how we fit it can start by becoming aware of our strengths, and what gives us joy which leads to discovering the best of who we can be for ourselves and for the world.
When asked by Bill Moyers “what is the meaning of life?” Joseph Campbell replied, “I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” The Fullness of Being Alive How so absolutely real is that! After visiting India and Nepal, and being […]
From “I don't need an iPad” to “I LOVE my iPad” How often I am witnessing that shift! And, I wouldn't mind $100 for every time I've influenced a friend or colleague to invest in an iPad. It's a year since the iPad came on the market. At first, I admired it vicariously via my […]
Serendipitously, on three occasions in as many days, I have been in the presence of three 3 year olds (just love all those 3's). Each time, I was filled up with joy watching them engage with content on their iPads. First time, we were at dinner with a couple when their three year old pulled […]
When I was 7 so much change happened. I traveled by ship from Sydney Australia to Genoa in Italy, because of my father’s work. He had been posted to Athens, Greece for a 5-year term. I only remember parts of that long 6-week journey. It was the “old days”, when life aboard a luxury liner in first […]
“It's one thing I'm really good at.” Fun creations. To be doing something you are good at and having fun and involving others in co-creating fun. That's participation, collaboration and engagement and playing to one's strengths! The New York Times is talking about Matt Harding who seems to have fun doing what he's really good […]
Tipping Point of Consciousness & Service What the world is calling for is much clearer than it has ever been. We have started to think more consciously of ensuring the future for generations to come. There is a collective ground swell to serve. In the second decade of the 21st, the world really has changed. […]