by Wendy Strgar March 16, 2013
Everything you may have ever believed about love and how it lives in you may well be incomplete. Recent research by positive emotion expert, Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0 calls Love our supreme emotion and demonstrates in her research that every true connection we make, even with strangers widens and expands our experience of love in the world and in our own hearts. In fact, it is our capacity for love, above optimism and happiness that holds the key to measurable improvements in our health and longevity. Love is where our positivity most deeply resonates in us. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that will re-invent your thinking about how love operates and enriches your daily experience with powerful tools to generate more compassion and love in your days.
Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health. Her research and her teaching have been recognized with numerous honors, including, the 2000 American Psychological Association’s Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology. Her work is cited widely and she is regularly invited to give keynotes nationally and internationally. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons.
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