The strength of vulnerability

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

Let’s face it, we all all imagine a time when we “have it together” and we are “on our game” and in control of our lives. However, Brene Brown’s research underscores that living a whole hearted life, is only as possible as our capacity for feeling vulnerable.  She asks, “Is it possible to do a courageous act without feeling vulnerable?” Below is a wonderful radio interview and a video with this engaging woman.

Brene Brown On Being interview (radio show)

Brene Brown TED Lecture (video)

ACT, Relationships and relating, Values and what is important

The problem with positive thinking explored

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

This theme seems to be making its way from psychology research into the mainstream media more and more (see the TIME article I posted on June 21). Decades of the “positive thinking” industry have little to show, and folks are looking for something more realistic and useful…

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking (7 minute NPR interview with author)

ACT, Cognition, For clients, Mood & Emotion