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Act “As If”

Act “As If”

What if the way we act, our chosen behaviors, could change the way we think and feel? William James, considered the “Father of American psychology” states, “If you want a quality, act as if you already have it.”   James is suggesting that we can take deliberate action...
UNPACKING HOPE: Obstacle or Catalyst

UNPACKING HOPE: Obstacle or Catalyst

Hope brings to mind a positive emotional state…”I feel hopeful.” We express this as we hope for change—a COVID19 vaccine, world peace, decreased racism, reversing global warming, returning to some semblance of normal, etc. Hope elicits positive emotions and brings us...