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 May 22, 2018
There is no time like long summer nights to cultivate our uniquely, profoundly human capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. Our pleasure response transforms our relationship to each other and even to life itself. Focusing on pleasure not only changes how we see our opportunities for intimate connection, but also invites us into a deeper relationship with our erotic soul.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018