What is Flourishing?

What is Flourishing?

Pop Quiz! On a scale of 1 to 10, where are you in terms of FLOURISHING? (10 = highest and 1 = lowest) Flourishing is the flow state where we experience positive emotions. It’s when we feel happy, excited, enthusiastic, content, and satisfied. When we are flourishing,...
What is Languishing?

What is Languishing?

Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant referred to “languishing” as the middle child of mental health. It is this area between depression and flourishing – the absence of mental well-being. It’s where you don’t necessarily have symptoms of mental illness, yet you’re...
What’s Next? (Life After the Pandemic)

What’s Next? (Life After the Pandemic)

While in the midst of a pandemic, it’s easy to feel stuck. Maybe you’re not feeling depressed, but you’re not quite at a hundred percent, either. A term for it that is floating around the media nowadays is “languishing”, which suggests inhabiting a space somewhere...
How to Have a Fun Life

How to Have a Fun Life

How much fun have you had today? I know what you’re thinking – we are NOT living through fun times right now. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, after all. If you’re reading this, you’re likely living under some degree of lockdown or restrictions. You might be...
Without This, There’s No Point

Without This, There’s No Point

What’s the most important thing in your life? Don’t think too hard – what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Is it family? Kids? Career? Art? Philanthropy? Social causes? Politics? How do you decide what is most important to you? I want to tell you about a...
Kintsugi and Resilience

Kintsugi and Resilience

What do resilience and an ancient Japanese art form have in common? Quite a bit. Hear me out. The story begins in the 15th century with the famous shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa. Yoshimasa had a favorite Chinese tea bowl. Sadly, it broke, so he had it sent off to China...