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Best of Ourselves

Marcia Hyatt

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Marcia Hyatt

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.  Each week, the feature explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives. 

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Coming Out From Behind Ourselves And Making It Real - September 15, 2012

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Vulnerability is a source of strength and yet most often we fight it, deny it and pretend it does not exist. Vulnerability is the center of meaningful connection.  Owning our own is essential for an authentic life.  Resources include Brene Brown's books, The Gifts of Imperfection and her new one, Daring Greatly.

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Can We Talk? - September 8, 2012

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What is the essence of good communication?  We may not have all of the skills in the moment, but we can still be successful if we know the foundation of productive conversations.

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Centered Leadership - Research by McKinsey - September 1, 2012

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The Centered Leadership model is based on several years of research by Joanna Barsh, McKinsey Consulting.  This powerful model summarizes what she learned in interviewing successful women leaders and looking at the latest academic research.  You can learn more by reading her article on Centered Leadership on www.mckinseyquarterly.com or by reading How Remarkable Women Lead

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Getting Beyond Gossip - August 25, 2012

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Gossiping creates a toxic soup of judgment in the workplace. And it can also serve to create community. How do we know the difference?  How do we deal with gossiping?

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Meaning in My Life - August 18, 2012

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Do you have a clear purpose or a clean sense of what is meaningful?  Having a clear purpose in our lives allows us to move beyond the small distractions and setbacks to stay focused on what is important.  In this show, Marcia explore the power of purpose a few ideas how to uncover your own.

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Positivity Part 2: How do we cultivate positive emotions?

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What can we do to create a better ratio of positive to negative emotions in our life?  Some lessons from Barbara Frederickson's research and book, Positivity. 

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Focus - Lessons from Athletes - August 4, 2012

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Focus is a key for elite athletes -- it not just the physical practice that makes them great, it is the mental game as well.  What can we learn about focus that might apply to us. Lessons from the book Mind Gym by Gary Mack.

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Best of Ourselves: July 28 - "Positivity"

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In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - we are not wired to savor the positive moments in our life, yet if we do, we can cultivate resilience, better relationships, health and an overall sense of well-being.  According to the most recent book and research by Barbara Frederickson, we can learn how to increase our positivity ratio.

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach and a regular guest on WTIP's North Shore Weekend.  Each week, Marcia explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives.

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Best of Ourselves: July 14 - "Tolerance"

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In this edition of "The Best of Ourselves" with Marcia Hyatt - How do we hold our hearts open when people disappoint us or see things differently than us? Reflecting on Parker Palmer's most recent book, Healing the Heart of Democracy and an earlier article, "Politics of the Broken Hearted".

Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach and a regular guest on WTIP's North Shore Weekend. Each week, Marcia explores what we can do to be intentional, creative and joyful in our lives.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons - by Frank Vincentz.
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Appreciating Community - July 7, 2012

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A community is a place where we can be ourselves.  The irony is for us to fully blossom as individuals, we need the support and lessons from community. It is a both-and deal.

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