by Wendy Strgar January 18, 2012
Becoming curious is one of the most expedient mind tools we have to creating a positive life and healthy relationships. Curiosity is the often untapped exploration dial in our brain which balances our tendency toward anxiety and opens the gate to more connected and fulfilling relationships. Don’t miss Todd Kashdan, author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life enlighten you on all the ways that our natural capacity for curiosity can anchor you to a meaningful and joyful daily life.
Dr. Todd B. Kashdan’s broad mission is to increase the amount of well-being in this world. He uses cutting edge science to help people function optimally in life and business. He is Associate Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University. He received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Kashdan regularly leads keynotes and workshops to business executives, coaches, health professionals, schools, parents, retirees, government and other organizations. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow) to promote the science of well-being for a general audience, Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press) to provide a comprehensive volume on innovative theories and research on well-being, and is finishing his third book, Cultivating Well-Being: Treatment Innovations in Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Beyond (New Harbinger Publications) to give concrete advice to leaders and health professionals.
by Wendy Strgar March 21, 2019
Usually by the time we “spring forward,” most of us have long forgotten our New Year’s resolutions and not because we don’t want to change, but because the big sweeping ones we plan for after our third glass of champagne are so hard to get our hands around in the day to day. While the desire for change is earnest, what most of us miss is that real change is found in the small steps that we do consistently.
by Wendy Strgar February 21, 2019
Our sense of smell is ancient and the source of our most powerful emotional memories. It is also the primal sensory pathway to sexual attraction. And yet, we often give little attention to all that our sense of smell can evoke, in part because we have so little vocabulary for scent. Often we're limited to “it smells like…” and delineated only between pleasant and unpleasant.