August 26, 2012 ~ Building Resource States

Sunday, August 26, 2012 ~ Building Resource States

(Via Jim Manske & Compassionate Leadership)

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PositivityDarwin’s Regret

Darwin’s regret: Not enough poetry and music
Published on May 15, 2009 by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. in Positivity

My mind has changed during the last twenty or thirty years… Now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry… I have also almost lost any taste for pictures or music… My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts…

If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week… The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882 (pp. 138-139)

I’ve long been a huge Charles Darwin fan. Indeed, my broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions draws on his famous theory of natural selection to explain how joy, love, interest and other fleeting pleasant states evolved as part of universal human nature: These states, however subtle, expanded our ancestor’s awareness and actions in ways that little by little reshaped their character and built their survival skills… (continues)  Read More

Savoring (Resourceful) States:  Joy, Inspiration, Gratitude, Love, Interest, Pride, Serenity, Awe, Hope, and Amusement

Ratio of Positive/Negative Feeling States —
Pleasant : Unpleasant [Emotions]

1:1 – Depressive state
2:1 – Survival state
3:1 – Thriving state

Inspired by the work of:

Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson is a social psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Positivity — more…

Discover the power of the 3-to-1 Ratio

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life. She discovered that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads people to a tipping point beyond which they naturally become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve what they once could only imagine. With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself

What’s your ratio?
80% of Americans fall short of the ideal 3-to-1 positivity ratio.
Click here to take Dr. Fredrickson’s 2-minute on-line quiz and see how you score.

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