When shame and vulnerability researcher, Brene´ Brown takes on a subject she delves into the questions, facts, data, and outcomes. She also becomes intimate with it. She takes her own reactions, takes them home, observes herself, dialogues with the locals, and participates in counseling with her esteemed therapist. Brown immerses herself in her research and then shares it with the world. Have I become a fan? You, bet!
In 1990, Martin Seligman released his groundbreaking book, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. I have occasionally been accused of behaving Pollyannaish or overly optimistic, his work is of interest to me. If you have ever wondered if you lean towards optimism, which in itself is a great way to relieve stress; or if you lean towards pessimism, which is an effective way to increase stress, I encourage you to read on. [Read more…]
In 2012 the shame researcher, Brene´ Brown published Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. I have watched Brown’s interviews with Oprah, popular TEDTalks, and insightful animations. Her style is down-home, intelligent, compassionate, and deeply personal. [Read more…]
Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, 2001 edition by Eric Butterworth
High Performance Relationships is a well-researched, practical, and helpful resource for those ready to mend, deepen, or enhance their relationships. Dr. Peters has systematized a lifetime of self-searching, research, academic work and leadership experience. She is thorough in ensuring her personal perspectives are in alignment with current research, drawing from the fields of communications, career development, psychology, and leadership. This is a must-have reference book, guide, and inspiration for personal and professional improvement. [Read more…]
Our lives are filled with stress and pressure. But what is the difference? Here is an explanation from the book, Performing Under Pressure.
“Every stressful situation — a longer meeting than you expected, the colleague letting you down on deliverables — can start to feel like a pressure situation when, in fact, it is a mild inconvenience that has no impact on the success of your day. Unmanaged, pressure will sabotage our best intentions.”
Weisinger and Pawliw-Fry
Daniel Goleman is the author of Emotional Intelligence as well as Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships published in 2006. In Social Intelligence, he does a thorough job of describing research that supports the idea that we, humans, are hard-wired for connection. [Read more…]