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Positive emotions and a star is born

Friday, December 07, 2012

I just came across a good blog from Mark Sisson (author of "The Primal Blueprint") which he has on his blog "Mark's Daily Apple." It's called "The Physical Benefits of Positive Emotions" but also covers the cognitive advantages. I thought it a timely contribution given the holiday seasons can bring out both the best (hope, joy, peace) and worst (stress, loneliness, cynicism) among us. Here is the link:

I had my own positive emotional charge yesterday. It was the last day of my fall freshman class. It had been the first time I taught it - it's a brand new course in our curriculum - and there had been times I really felt like I was dancing my way through/hanging on by my fingernails, to mix metaphors. But we had settled into a nice rhythm and things were looking pretty good. What should happen when we ended the last lecture on the dot of the last minute but I got a round of applause! Not a standing O, but real. Those of you who have ever taught - or ever been in a classroom - know how rarely this occurs. I was touched, and it made my day ... maybe my week! emoticon Something I'll remember for a lifetime.

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HEALTHY4ME 12/8/2012 8:01AM

    Great and congrats emoticon

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GOPINTOS 12/8/2012 5:13AM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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COOP9002 12/7/2012 12:04PM

    Thanks for sharing the link. Hope you are having a great Friday.

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LINDAKAY228 12/7/2012 10:20AM

    So happy that the class showed their appreciation of you! That's wonderful. Great article. Thanks for sharing it.

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MAMISHELI53 12/7/2012 9:52AM

    Yes, we all need an occasional "stroke." I try to give them out generously - find something good to say to/about a person - sincere, of course, not empty flattery. Maybe a little note. A little can go a long way! Shel

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