People can have wonderful lives and genuinely want to share what they’ve learned. That’s beautiful! Personal storytelling is powerful medicine. What’s made me mad is when the overly tidy narrative makes real life feel awful.
I’ve long preached the benefits of ending the day by noting “3 good things” that happened. And I’ve practiced this research-tested happiness-boosting technique by asking my kids about “3 good things” that occurred during their day at bedtime for nearly a decade. It has come to be my favorite part of the day.
In case you missed it, this is the complete version of the 12 Pillars of Well-Being article series – focusing on key inner strengths for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. We can build these fundamental psychological resources through the power of positive neuroplasticity, which allows us to turn everyday experiences into lasting, beneficial changes in neural structure and function.
We often read so much about happiness, but sometimes it’s hard to apply those lessons to our own lives. Over the last few years I’ve consciously sought to develop my “sweet spot,” that place where I had the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease. This book is the result of those lessons.
When you think intentions, you know them to yourself. Putting them in explicit words usually helps create real clarity in your mind. Another method is through using powerful imagery. Let’s take a look at how to express those intentions!
In this four-part series I’ll take a close look at the 12 Pillars of Well-Being – key inner strengths for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. In Part Four of the series let’s take a look at the Pillars of Relating and focus on healthy ways of interacting with others.
In order to live a dedicated life it’s important to have some degree of intention, goals and desires that guide action. But how does one strike a healthy balance by pursuing our intentions without falling into unhealthy striving?
Every story needs a villain, and every protagonist needs an antagonist. In my writing, my regular nemesis is none other than Conventional Wisdom.