Race is a touchy topic, partly because, as we explored in our last newsletter, it brings up so many taboos.  One of those is the challenging notion that people of other races “all look the same to me”.  Clinically that is known as Own Race Bias (ORB).  Although many of us, whatever our racial identity, might wish that we didn’t …

07/20 They All Look the Same to Me: Reducing Own Race Bias Click to Read Post »

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May 2019 Last month, we talked about the negativity bias and the “Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.”  The Broaden and Build Theory refers to the broadening effect that positive emotions and experiences have on what we perceive about ourselves and our lives.  When we are feeling better we not only notice more of what is happening in and …

05/19 Micro-Moments of Positivity Click to Read Post »

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April 2019 Gioia and Rebecca often joke that despite the fact that they share the exact same profile on the Myers-Briggs–they are both heavily weighed on the scale of extroverted, feeling, and intuitive perceivers–they are opposites in their natural dispositions. Gioia is generally light, energetic, and buoyant while Rebecca is more frequently anxious, moody, and easily fatigued. Because they are …

04/19 How Feeling Good Changes Your Mind Click to Read Post »

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