Living Intentionally

 

Focus - Lessons from Athletes - August 4, 2012

Focus is a key for elite athletes -- it not just the physical practice that makes them great, it is the mental game as well.  What can we learn about focus that might apply to us.


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Best of Ourselves: July 28 - "Positivity"

In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - we are not wired to savor the positive moments in our life, yet if we do, we can cul


 

Seeing Our Choices - June 23, 2012

The choices we make compose our life.  And often we do not see them as choices.


 

Positive Self Talk - June 16, 2012

We can learn how to increase our positive self talk and curtail the inner critic.  Using lessons from neuroscience and the work of Carol Dweck, we can change our inner dialogue.


 

Synchronicity - May 26, 2012

Synchronicity, a term created by the late pyschologist, Carl Jung, is a form of meaningful coincidence.  Marcia describes how she started to pay attention to John O'Donohue after his name and


 

Willpower is a Like a Muscle - April 14, 2012

Will power is a limited commodity so we need to learn how to use it wisely and cultivate more of it.


 

Self Compassion During Tough Times - April 7, 2012

To be the best of ourselves we must learn to embrace the worst of ourselves with compassion.  Self-compassion can be learned and it makes growing and learning a lot easier.


 

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

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 o


 

Negative Experiences are Velcro - February 25, 2012

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


 

Being Present Through Meditation - February 4, 2012

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?