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The HeArt, Soul and Science of Saying Yes to Life
Curated by Larry Glover
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6 Habits of Highly Grateful People

6 Habits of Highly Grateful People | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

Gratitude (and its sibling, appreciation) is the mental tool we use to remind ourselves of the good stuff. It’s a lens that helps us to see the things that don’t make it onto our lists of problems to be solved. It’s a spotlight that we shine on the people who give us the good things in life. It’s a bright red paintbrush we apply to otherwise-invisible blessings, like clean streets or health or enough food to eat.

 

Gratitude doesn’t make problems and threats disappear. We can lose jobs, we can be attacked on the street, we can get sick. I’ve experienced all of those things. I remember those harrowing times at unexpected moments: My heart beats faster, my throat constricts. My body wants to hit something or run away, one or the other. But there’s nothing to hit, nowhere to run. The threats are indeed real, but at that moment, they exist only in memory or imagination. I am the threat; it is me who is wearing myself out with worry.

 

That’s when I need to turn on the gratitude. If I do that enough, suggests the psychological research, gratitude might just become a habit. What will that mean for me? It means, says the research, that I increase my chances of psychologically surviving hard times, that I stand a chance to be happier in the good times. I’m not ignoring the threats; I’m appreciating the resources and people that might help me face those threats.

 


Via Pamir Kiciman, Tom Wojick
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A particularly good and useful Thanksgiving season article. 

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:58 PM

This is a great Thanksgiving Day article to read!

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:00 PM

Just in time for THANKSgiving. Thanks to Pamir Kiciman for scooping this.

Cath Daley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:49 AM

How having  the habit of gratitude can change your life...

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Our institutions are failing not merely because they're bankrupting us financially, but because they're bankrupting us in human terms — that, having become something like Alcatrazes for the human soul, they fail to ignite within us the searing potential for the towering accomplishments necessary to answer today's titanic challenges.

 

Thought-provoking reflections on our human condition and the future in the Harvard Business Review by Umair Haque.


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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

Via Ariana Amorim, Les Howard, David Hain
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A good explanation of the shift in psychology from inquiring first, what's wrong with... to inquiring what's right...

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:26 PM

Positive much?