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June 17, 2018

For instant happiness, I believe the best thing you can do is watch a Dan Gilbert talk. Really any of them will do, the guy is just so good and passionate about what he does. Listen talk to him about synthetic happiness and our human ability to be happy despite any circumstance that you would anticipate would make you unhappy.

June 11, 2018

Are you an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger or a Rebel? Chances are you belong to one of these 4 distinct groups determined by how you respond to internal or external expectations. Once you know, you will have an easier time in forming habits, because you can shape your approach according to what works for you. The happiest and most successful people are those who have figured out ways to exploit their tendency to their benefit and, just as important, ways to offset its limitations. Read more...

June 1, 2018

Are you as sick of me of all the "Be Happy" self help guides. Good. This is not one of them! Adam does a great job at summarizing the happiness research out there as taught in the respective Psych course at Yale. Brace yourself, even the summary is long. Even cooler, Adam has a few examples of what to do yourself at the bottom of the page including the professors personal happiness spotify playlist. I know I will listen to that when I am in a bad mood. Read more...

June 1, 2018

A great explanatory interview with Mobius Transformational Faculty Jen Cohen on what the field of somatics is and how it is practically applied in leadership. Somatics help us connect the mind's narrative to the wisdom of the body. Can you embody the vision that you say you have? Is your body shaky or firm when you speak it? What information can you glean from physical senses to see whether you are congruent in your authentic self. But read for yourself, Jen has much better words for it than me. Read more...

June 1, 2018

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before? Self-criticism can take a toll on our minds and bodies,” said Dr. Richard Davidson, founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also teaches psychology and psychiatry. But, there are ways around our negativity bias, and it is possible to turn self-criticism into opportunities for learning and personal growth. Read more...

June 1, 2018

A really great, because simple, piece summarizing the stages of adult development as proposed by Kegan and Lahey. Beier explains what it means to move from the socialized to the self-authoring mind and why it is important. He gives practical examples from his coaching. Can only recommend if you are interested in how your mind can transform as an adult. Read more...

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