The 3-to-1 Positive Emotion Ratio

I recently watched this incredible TED talk from Jane McGonigal. I recommend watching the whole thing, but one highlight is the 3-to-1 Positive Emotion Ratio. As Jane puts it: “If you can have 3 positive emotions for every one negative emotion over the course of an hour, a day, a week, you dramatically improve your health… Read more

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How Humor Can Help Nurses

I’ve long been a believer that humor can help heal. In this guest post, Heather Green shares how humor can help important healers in our culture: nurses. ———————————————— Humor can be the best medicine. Humor can make us feel better, it can improve our mood, and it can even impact our overall health. Therefore, nursing… Read more

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Lobster

I sit at the table, waiting for my meal.  I have a bib on, a bucket near by, and instructions printed on the paper placemat in front of me.  To me it’s a weird setup, but to the Bostonians around me it’s perfectly normal.  Finally, my meal arrives. It’s a boiled lobster, still in tact… Read more

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The Power to Unplug

I went to Cape Cod, MA this past weekend for a wedding and a short vacation from my obligations in New York. Foolishly (or so I thought), I left my phone charger in my apartment and soon realized my phone was not going to last the duration of the weekend. As it turns out, this… Read more

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The Gift of Stress, an Interview with Zohar Adner

Zohar Adner is a stress release coach and author of The Gift of Stress – How to Act on the Urgent Message That’s Trying to Save Your Life.  I sat down with Zohar to talk about his new book, his work as a stress release coach and the role humor plays in stress release. Highlights… Read more

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