Monthly Archives: August 2013

Calling all introverts

Some people enjoy being in the spotlight and/or are gifted orators. This post is not for them. I listened to a book on tape last year called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking“, by … Continue reading

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A sense of purpose could be important for your health

This intriguing new PNAS study by Barbara Frederickson and colleagues at UNC Chapel Hill and UCLA begins with a brief lesson on Greek philosophy: “Philosophers have long distinguished two basic forms of wellbeing: a “hedonic” form representing the sum of … Continue reading

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Interpersonal difficulties? Maybe they stem from cultural differences

Each of us comes to the table with our own special blend of cultural influences that shape our values and how we interpret others’ words and actions. Considering where others may be ‘coming from’ – literally – could improve our … Continue reading

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