Living Intentionally

 

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?


 

Best of Ourselves: Focus on the Light

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 foc


 

Best of Ourselves: Well Being vs Happiness

January 14, 2012 - Is happiness all there is?  In his new book Flourish, Dr Seligman, broadens his definition of happiness to well-being.  A


 

Does Happiness Make A Difference? - January 7, 2012

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