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 October 25, 2018
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We believe we are making it better by shielding ourselves from our own pain. This is a fool’s errand, for the pain we refuse to feel and acknowledge doesn’t dissipate from our lacking attention, but rather collects in our heart center with a weightiness that we often cannot name or discern. So fearful are we, of the potential of a broken heart, that we inadvertently refuse to open our hearts at all.
by Wendy Strgar September 13, 2018