Monthly Archives: March 2014

TED talks on the need to be right: Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is my second of three TED talk recommendations that I am providing as a follow-up to It feels so good to be right…or does it? In this post, I explained that I am adopting a new way of think … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Rock that enthusiasm!

Today is the UN International Day of Happiness! In honor of the event, I wanted to talk about unbridled enthusiasm. Have you ever dared to show enthusiasm for an idea, an event or just for a moment of life and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TED talks on the need to be right: What security means to me by Eve Ensler

I’ve selected a series of TED talks as a follow-up to my post this week, It feels so good to be right…or does it?. The first talk I’d like to recommend is What security means to me by Eve Ensler. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why this is not a self-improvement blog

This may be highly disappointing or confusing at first glance but bear with me. The work of Tara Brach, a clinical psychologist and Buddhist, was one of my first introductions to the psychology of shame, acceptance and mindfulness. In her … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It feels so good to be right…or does it?

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha From a very young age, we are taught to value being right. I think we have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Sing a love song to yourself (and my Katy Perry confessional)

As I discussed in the post on mantras and affirmations, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right words to comfort ourselves. The power of a familiar song is hard to argue and my next shameless self-love strategy takes advantage of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GratiTUBE

As the snow comes pouring down today, I am grateful to have a warm place to watch as it forms a white blanket over my surroundings. I am grateful to have hot and delicious tea to drink and five senses … Continue reading

Posted in Self-Compassion, Tools for Getting and Staying Inspired | Tagged , , | Leave a comment