Whole Brain Living

mindfulness
You might remember Jill Bolte Taylor, whose 2008 presentation “My Stroke of Insight” (see below) was the first TED talk to go viral. At age 37, Dr. Taylor was a…

Defusing Defensiveness

Uncategorized
Defensiveness is a common form of emotional self-protection. When we feel corrected or criticized, we deflect or shut down the conversation to avoid feeling hurt, sad or ashamed. An emotional…

How to Listen Persuasively

relationships
The next time you’re trying to convince your spouse, child, friend, coworker or political opponent to understand your perspective about something, set your argument aside and try a different research-supported…

Escaping Perfectionism’s Trap

Uncategorized
Are you haunted by a perfectionistic inner voice? Do you tend to set unrealistic goals or find yourself frozen—procrastinating on tasks for fear of not getting them just right? Are…