Capitalism in America seems to have a particular knack for taking something of real human value and usefulness and turning it into something with monetary overtones. Corporate America is behind “mindfulness” training and awareness because it makes their employees more productive, more accepting of their exploitation, and their salespeople better mentally equipped to push …
A Celebratory Opera About Dante – International Opera Theater
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What Is ‘Being in the Zone’? — the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity
Being “in the zone” is delicious, immersive, and…kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it’s 4 a.m. This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is possible. It’s where we become our most productive, creative, and powerful …
Flow, the Secret to Happiness
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”
Are You Looking for Happiness (in all the wrong places)?
In the U.S., and most western cultures, we largely ignore essential freedom. Instead, we pursue material objects, accomplishments, and other indicators of success. In fact we are the land of the (existentially) free (although with erosion of our civil liberties, surveillance, and uneven application of justice in our justice system, we are becoming less so), but …