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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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Marcia Hyatt

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.  Each week, the feature explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives. 

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Holding the Tension of Ease and Effort - March 17, 2012

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Using a polarity map, we can get the best of both worlds.

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There Are Two Wolves in My Heart - A Native American Tale - March 10, 2012

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A chapter in the book Buddha's Brain is entitled "Two Wolves".  Based on the Native American tale about the wolf of hate and the wolf of love who reside in our hearts.

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Positive Relationships - March 3, 2012

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Relationships are critical to our well being and health. Yet, they are so easily damaged.  Cultivating positive relationships is not a technique, it is a way of living.

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Negative Experiences are Velcro - February 25, 2012

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Our brains focus on the negative and forget the positive according to neuroscience research cited in the book, Buddha Brain.  How to consciously focus on the positive to increase our resilience.

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Being Present Through Meditation - February 4, 2012

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Research in business, pyschology and neuroscience all point to the power of a meditation practice. What is it and why is it so hard to do?

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Best of Ourselves: Focus on the Light

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January 28, 2012 - How do we keep our focus on that which we are trying to create?  Telling a story from her recent book, What Have I Mythed?, Marcia explores what it takes to keep our focus "on the light".

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Best of Ourselves: The Power of Positive Responses

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January 21, 2012: Research shows that companies that flourish have a 2.9:1 positive comments to negative.  And research shows marriages that thrive have a 5:1 positive to negative words.  How can we more positively impact those around us?  Research from the book, Flourish, by Dr Martin Seligman.

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Best of Ourselves: Well Being vs Happiness

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January 14, 2012 - Is happiness all there is?  In his new book Flourish, Dr Seligman, broadens his definition of happiness to well-being.  A brief summary of his book and some lessons to enhance our well-being.  More on this and resources at www.authentichappiness.org

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Does Happiness Make A Difference? - January 7, 2012

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Summarizing the January 2012 Harvard Business Review on happiness, this segment explores how our level of happiness impacts our work and creativity. 

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Self Compassion - July 16, 2011

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Self compassion can be learned. It increases our emotional resilience and makes life more fun.

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