Todd Kashdan talks about the importance of feeling all our emotions and not being so concerned about labeling them as negative and positive. We can harness superpowers from anger, embarrassment, anxiety and all other emotions. By experiencing the full palette of emotions we develop emotional agility.
- Why chasing happiness may be harming to your ability to get things done and achieve the results you want.
- How outer comfort correlates to inner discomfort
- How to tame your negative thoughts
- and so much more
About my guest
Todd Kashdan is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University and co-author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self — Not Just Your “Good” Self — Drives Success and Fulfillment. He is an author, speaker, researcher and dad to 11 year old twin girls. He has published over 185 peer-reviewed journal articles on how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life, strength use and development, stress and anxiety, mindfulness, gratitude, social relationships, and self-regulation. These contributions have been recognized by the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (2013) and Distinguished Research Fellow Award from the International Society for the Quality of Life (2012).
Resources and links
- Todd Kashdan’s web site
- Todd’s TEDx talk a MUST listen. He is very funny!
- Follow Todd on Twitter @toddkashdan
- The Upside of Your Dark side book on Amazon
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