BOO170 – Gratitude is Always a Choice

Gratitude is a choice despite what is happening around us.  It is correlated with resilience, happiness and health.  Gratitude is always an option. Resources More about the Haudenosaunee Research on...

BOO133 – Cultivating Gratefulness for World Peace

Expressing gratitude knits a community together. It creates a positive ripple of connection.  It is easily done and it is one small way we can contribute to a healthy community. Resources Daily Good ...

BOO100 – Finding Happiness That is Already Here

Happiness is not so dependent on our external circumstances as it is our mindset.  Reflecting on practices we can use to remind us of the gift around us each day. Resources Shawn Achor TED Talk Posit...

BOO87- Thankful

One of the most powerful things we can do for our mental health is notice our blessings and express thanks.  It not only makes a difference in your life, it affects those around you as well. Resource...

BOO77 – Neither Good or Bad

A colleague asked how I defined positive emotions, as she thought of emotions neither good or bad.  I agree, and there is a life-giving energy when we remember to be grateful, kind and open-hearted....

BOO70-Primed to Be My Best

Priming are subtle influencers and affect our behavior.  So why not prime ourselves to show up as our best selves.   Resources Blink on Priming TED Radio Hour – Why We Lie?  ...

BOO65 – Gratitude in Action – Repeat

Due to the unexpected death of my dear mother-in-law, I am reposting a show from last July on gratitude. Enjoy! Gratitude in action has numerous benefits documented by research (for example:  health,...

BOO54 – Positivity Ratio

When I lose hope, it is time to revisit Barbara Frederickson’s work on positive emotions.  Her research shows the impact of having a 3-1 ratio positive emotion to negative emotion can support i...

BOO45 – Cabin Fever – Special Edition

WTIP, our beloved local radio station, had a fundraiser entitled “Cabin Fever”.  They asked me to spend a little time talking about coping with cabin fever. You can listen to this intervi...

BOO43 – Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness – Neff Self-Kindness – Germer Random Act...

BOO39 – Lessons in Gratitude

If you do any research on well-being, gratitude practices will likely show up.  Learning that and incorporating that into my life are 2 different things.   Resources Greater Good: The Science of...

BOO34 – Stress Resilience – Special Edition

Many of us experience stress during the holidays.  In this special episode we explore what helps us be resilient when stress shows up. Resources: University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and H...

BOO29 – Thankfulness in Turbulent Times

It is hard to imagine being thankful when such horrible things are happening in the world.  The irony is gratitude helps us in turbulent times.   Resources: Essay by Dr. Robert Emmons Gratitude ...

BOO27 – Cultivating Appreciation

Living from an appreciative stance can increase your life expectancy, resilience and creativity.  And it is hard to do.  This episode makes a case for increasing appreciation in our days and shares ...