Big Leaps – Threshold


In the Big Leaps Video Series, we explore skills that will assist you in expanding your capacity for wonder, choice, and connection.

In this video, Katie shares how we can expand our capacity for giving and receiving love and …

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Music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy, according to new study

Original Article by Helena Asprou appeared on on 4 February 2020

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

New …

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Appreciation: More Powerful Than Criticism

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by Yancy Wright

What is keeping us from experiencing more joy in life? People are told that life has its “ups and downs,” and many of us believe that joy is surely …

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How Expressing Gratitude Might Change Your Brain

A lot of so-called “positive psychology” can seem a bit flaky, especially if you’re the sort of person disinclined to respond well to an admonition to “look on the bright side.” But positive psychologists have published some interesting findings, and …

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Why Appreciation Matters So Much

I’ve just returned from an offsite with our team at The Energy Project. As we concluded, I asked each person to take a few moments to say what he or she felt most proud of accomplishing over the past …

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Authenticity in Action (with an Appreciation cherry on top)

Last week, a vice president was co-facilitating a meeting and set the context by sharing a deeply personal experience related to the subject matter. His authenticity set a tone of openness for the entire meeting. Afterward, I shared my appreciation …

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Appreciation Is One Of My Most Treasured, Magical Tools

Watch Lynn’s video about the role of appreciation in her life.

One of the things that I was thinking about when talking to you about appreciation was ‘Wow.  Where to Start?’  There are so many aspects that I use appreciation …

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Words Can Change Your Brain

The Most Dangerous Word in the World

This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain!

If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet that can take a video of the neural changes happening …

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One of the Greatest Contributing Factors to Happiness

Who would have thought that such a simple action can have such a profound effect on the level of happiness in our lives? Catch the setup in the first 30 seconds, the beauty of the experiment unfolding, the perfect moment …

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Harness the Power of Yes

What is the “Yes State” and what might it do for you?

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center study the neurobiology of positive emotions. Christine Carter, a sociologist there says:

“Your brain operates in a really different way …

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