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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Positivity Part 2: How do we cultivate positive emotions?

What can we do to create a better ratio of positive to negative emotions in our life?  Some lessons from Barbara Frederickson's research and book, Positivity. 


 

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


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Best of Ourselves: July 14 - "Tolerance"

In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - How do we hold our hearts open when people disappoint us or see things differently than us?


 
 

Appreciating Community - July 7, 2012

A community is a place where we can be ourselves.  The irony is for us to fully blossom as individuals, we need the support and lessons from community. It is a both-and deal.


 

The Best of Ourselves: Vulnerability

Dr Brene Brown's work on shame and vulnerability helps us understand how universal shame is; we can be more resilient with shame.  Vulnerability is


 
 

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.


 
 

Conversations & Compassion - June 9, 2012

How do we bring compassion to our conversations?


 

Using Our Strengths - June 2, 2012

Gallop has done research on how well and how often we use our gifts -- it seems we  have an opportunity gap.  What are our gifts or strengths and how do we deploy them more often?