We have to consciously decide to make our positive experiences stick – to absorb those happy moments and weave them into new neural pathways.
The book "The Subtle Art..." is worth a read as it presents some basic emotional intelligence concepts in a new relatable way with colorful language to entertain the reader.
Mother’s Day on Sunday raised a lot of bittersweet emotions in me. As I cuddled and played with my two sons, my thoughts occasionally drifted to the two babies my arms never held – my angel babies.
With all the privileges we have, why is life satisfaction such an illusive target? We seek happiness through material goods and social standing comparing ourselves to others and constantly coming up short. We need to stop measuring the quality of our life with the "Joneses" matrix.
Becoming paralyzed by fear and panic at “inappropriate times” is a result of our biology not keeping up with societal developments. While a rush of adrenaline aides in escaping a pack of wolves, it is less then helpful when facing a room of executives (or a crowded grocery store).