I can barely remember the pain of losing a loved one, getting my heart broken or any physical injury I’ve had to endure in my life. But I can describe to you in vivid detail the dessert I had almost 4 years ago while honeymooning in Santorini, Greece. I remember the velvety texture of the dark chocolate, the cocoa powder dusted on top and how the combination of sweet honey drizzled on white eggplant comfit delicately played on my tongue.
I doubt my husband will forget it either. But for him, it wasn’t the dessert that was memorable as much as my reaction. He remembers how long it took me to finish it, the permanent grin on my face and the intensity with which I savored every bite. I hadn’t even realized I was audibly expressing my satisfaction until he laughed and said, “You do realize people can hear you right?”
I think the reason why the memory was so memorable is explained in one of our posts this week. When we can find moments to savor, when we pay attention to the things that bring us joy, we have more delight, happiness and zest for life. That single moment so many years ago still brings back feelings of complete wonder, sensory overload and joy. If you want to start adding more of those moments in your own life, read our first post below.
Zest, Savoring and Happiness
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – You can have your cake and eat it too. If you learn how to savor any situation, you’ll always be able to reconnect with it and experience the joy and zest of partaking fully in that moment. Read this post to find out how you can incorporate more meaningful moments in your life.
More About Understanding Self-Control
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – Surprisingly, it’s not the most confident individual, but the one who expresses the most doubt that may be less susceptible to the challenging roadblocks of self-control. Knowledge here is much more powerful when it comes to change than willpower.
Social Media Ethics (part 2): Developing Your Social Media Policy
(Private Practice Toolbox) – With social media blurring the boundaries of the therapist-client relationship, it’s appropriate and necessary for you to develop a social media policy for your practice. Get information on how you can create your own here.
Inspiring A Mindful Nation: An Interview with Congressman Tim Ryan
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Can something as simple as mindfulness inspire a powerful change in our nation? It can and it has. In this intriguing interview with Congressman Tim Ryan, Dr. Elisha Goldstein discovers how being more mindful can encourage the change we need right now.
Alone: What Is It Good For?
(Single At Heart) – People may think singles are selfish, self-centered or inept when it comes to living with others. But in this empowering post, we learn why being alone can teach us a great deal about our relationships with others.
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