joyatbeach

The Science of Happiness

In the middle of a busy travel schedule, positive psychology expert, Shawn Achor took time out of his day to talk with me about the science of happiness. Shawn started studying happiness as a undergrad at Harvard. He has spent the past several years researching and teaching at Harvard University on the subject of positive psychology. His lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention from The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and NPR. With his company Aspirant, Shawn travels across the United States and Europe giving talks on the science behind individual happiness and organizational success. read more »

lovers

Interview with Best Selling Author and Couple’s Therapist, Harville Hendrix

Some people may find it odd that I, a woman in my 30’s, who has never been married choices a couple’s therapist as one of my greatest idols. His name is Harville Hendrix, PhD. He is the author of the bestselling book, “Getting the Love You Want” and co- founder of Imago Therapy that was developed  with his wife (equally dynamic and inspiring) Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. He has been featured on the Oprah Show several times and made Oprah’s list of TOP 20 Unforgettable Shows. Harville’s passion for his work comes from personal experiences, appreciation for loving energy, and an understanding of the importance of connectivity.  Last month I had the great pleasure of interviewing Harville. As I listened to his kind, warm voice, (The kind of voice you imagine for the narrative of an endearing children’s story!) I was inspired to share his words and mission with everyone. He understands the importance of “focused connectiveness,” not just for intimate couples but as a means to heal and help relationships and communities of the world come together for the better good. read more »