Rebecca Yoga, Coffee and Comfort, and Planning Schedule

Rebecca–Three Good Things–Structure, Health, Comfort, Yoga If you do nothing else for your wellbeing today, do the “three good things” exercise:  Write down three things that have gone well in your day, big or small. Why?  Because it makes you happier.  Even if you write just one thing that you feel good about, it helps overcome the negativity bias which, …

If You Do Nothing Else, Do This: The Three Good Things Exercise Click to Read Post »

Tabitha-Things I Enjoy 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 …

Micro-Moments of Positivity Click to Read Post »

Jenny–Heart Warmth 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 …

How Feeling Good Changes Your Mind Click to Read Post »

Annie–Failure Continuing with our summer “Youth Series” we asked Annabel, Gioia’s 16 year-old daughter, to do artwork in response to some of the directives we often give to our clients. We wanted a teenager’s perspective on those themes.  She chose “Attending to the Good/Negativity Bias”, an exercise designed to address the natural tendency for negative experiences and perceptions to command our attention …

Expression = Relief Click to Read Post »

Gioia–Altoid Shrine Think about three things that have gone well thus far in your day. Find a piece of paper and write them down. If the list gets longer as you’re writing, go ahead and add more When we start our workshops with this simple exercise, what we usually hear are comment such as “I got to work without running …

The Magic In Small Things Click to Read Post »