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...

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...

BOO44 – Finding More Kindness

After thinking about Mary Jo Leddy’s talk “Surprised by Goodness”, I wondered how much kindness I do overlook each day?  Where can I extend a bit more kindness? Resources Self Kindn...

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...

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 ...