Category Archive: Newsletter

Are You Flourishing or Just Getting By?

Dr. William Larkin, from Applied NeuroScience Institute, has summarized some wonderful tips for creating and maintaining a flourishing life. ┬áHe recently pointed out that, with the help of medical researchers, anthropologists, demographers and epidemiologists, Dan Buettner identified nine characteristics commonly found among the world’s longest-lived people. These are the “Blue Zones” of thriving and flourishing. …

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Reactions: A Thermometer for Our State of Mind.

December 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright You may or may not have realized that I’ve missed a couple of months sending a newsletter. “I wasn’t up to it” is putting it mildly. After emergency surgery the end of October, I was “laid up,” as we say in the South. (Details are on my Facebook.) What …

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Please Don’t “Should” On Me

September 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright I’ve noticed in conversations that people often refer to what another person should or could have done. Sometimes they say it to me, “But you should have….” Often times what they mention never crossed my mind. The kicker here is that somehow they hold me responsible or judge me …

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Life Transitions

August 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright If we are evolving and growing throughout our lives, we are always in a state of transition. There is a core of who we are that may stay the same, but circumstances and the fabric of our lives change. Novelty is one of the things that keeps us young, …

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You Have to Dig Deep to Move Up

July 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright I have to admit working this NeuroPositivity lifestyle has been more of a challenge than I imagined. It’s turned me on my head. I thought of myself as a positive person but when I closely examined what was on my mind, I found a lot of incessant worrying. Just …

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Make Your Feelings Your Focus

June 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright For years I have worked from the premise that our thoughts create our feelings. I have a colleague, Grant Renier, who has done extensive research on decision making. One of his aims was to reproduce the process in a software program. Alas, one of his discoveries was that all …

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The Art of Savoring

May 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright What a beautiful sunset. This is great wine. Isn’t she a delight? All forms of savoring. F. B. Bryant, in the “Journal of Wellbeing” states that “Savoring involves the self-regulation of positive feelings, most typically generating, maintaining, or enhancing positive affect by attending to positive experiences from the past, …

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You Get Me!

March 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright In Irene Claremont de Castillejo’s book, Knowing Woman, she writes about truly “meeting” people. It happens when a person is fully engaged, transparent and authentic. They are not just talking, but talking to you. Both parties are being deeply heard. You can be in a surrounding with other people, …

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What’s on your mind? Nevermind, I know.

February 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright “What are you, a mindreader?” Most of us would answer no, but yet we “read” other’s minds – often. I have a friend who often references his comments with, “I know you think this is silly….” This startles me, because that isn’t on my mind at all. Sometimes he …

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Mirror, mirror….

January 2014 Newsletter Dr. gloria wright It is so easy to judge and criticize – especially others. And what we see in others can irritate us and sometimes infuriate us. One, we can take those things personally. That’s the first “don’t” we need to learn. Don Miguel Ruiz puts it simply in his book, The …

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