To live a more meaningful, productive life with others here are six, research-based ways to nudge yourself into actually changing how you see situations and act in them.
Attract smarter support sooner and savor your life more by employing two ways to bring out others’ best side (talent and temperament) each time you meet or re-meet them, so they are more likely to see and support yours. Learn from respected behavioral experts Sonja Lyubomirsky, Donald O. Clifton, Barbara Erickson, Marcus Buckingham and John Gottman,
Surprisingly both psychopaths and meditative monks share two traits, an inordinate capacity to see usually hidden feelings, especially those that can make us feel most vulnerable, and an extraordinary capacity to remain calm even in the face of great stress, according to The Wisdom of Psychopaths’ author Kevin Dutton. Taking a different view on the value of vulnerability, TED talk star and author of Daring Greatly, Brene Brown suggests that facing and aptly sharing our moment of vulnerability can actually lead to acting more courageously, and living more fully with others.
If you’re new to MovingFromMeToWe.com, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!“We are moving from sharing to cooperation to collective action,” wrote Clay Shirky. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up,” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. noted long ago. Yet to [...]
In a New Yorker cartoon, a bored-looking couple are sitting apart on a couch, facing a smiling therapist who says, “Any healthy relationship requires fundamental acting skills.” Clearly the Michelangelo Effect is not in play. Couples who affirm and support each other’s best side also “sculpt” each other in beneficial ways. They become deeply committed [...]
The sum of us can be more powerful (and fun) than one of us… sometimes. The confounding thing is exactly how we make it happen. Even when we have a strong desire to collaborate, we are likely bump up against into each other because, as in love, good intentions don’t always lead to mutually satisfying behavior. [...]
To jumpstart your new year in these roiling times, consider this: ”When the economy tanks it’s natural to think of yourself first. You have a family to feed and a mortgage to pay. Getting more appears to be the order of business. It turns out that the connected economy doesn’t respect this natural instinct. Instead, we’re rewarded for [...]
That irritating co-worker you’re stuck sitting by (again!) sees a decidedly different side of you than your best friend does. That’s because you have many people inside of you (no they’re not imaginary). That’s what veteran science writer, Rita Carter discovered as she began reading about bi-polar personalities for Mapping the Mind. Emerging research shows [...]
When we first fall for someone, we become enamored with everything about that person. We gush. We create things to commemorate their specialness. We feel so connected, we fill in the blanks about what we don’t know. We assume we will like the rest of that person just as much. That’s just human. If we [...]