Category Archives: Positive Psychology

Nineteen Albums without Words to Support You Playing Work As a Ballad

If you’re attempting to play some important part of your work as a ballad, it will be really helpful to listen to ballads in the background as support. Here are twenty instrumental albums without words to support you playing the work slowly with beauty and feeling. Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny – Beyond the Missouri […]

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Eleven Albums with Words to Support You Playing Work As a Ballad

If you’re attempting to play some important part of your work as a ballad, it will be really helpful to listen to ballads in the background as support. Here are twelve albums with singers and words to support you playing the work slowly with beauty and feeling. Rebecca Martin – People Behave Like Ballads Rebecca […]

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Quix Tip – Play Your Work as A Ballad

Pick one thing on your To Do list today Notice the tempo you usually choose to do that task Consciously slow down your speed Play it as a ballad – slow and pretty Notice what changes when you introduce space, beauty and feeling into the mix

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Try Something New: The Optimism Test

What happens when you try something new that is in some way challenging? How do you react you when you don’t quite get a new skill right away, or master a task? What do you tell yourself? These are questions I ask during our music team building programs, whether it’s Play the Blues, Rock Band […]

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How to Savor the Moment

The next time you get ready to drink something – whether it’s a beer, glass of water, juice, wine, pause to savor the moment. Use all of your senses to appreciate the impending taste. Pause and let go of anything else you’re thinking about, whether future or past or mundane – let it go. Block […]

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Charles Dickens Quest Quote – The March Choice

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens This reminds me of being a kid and curling up in those warm spots in the sun amongst dry, old leaves. Then walking […]

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Which Intelligence is More Important, the First or Second? (Costa Rica Tales)

I traveled recently in Costa Rica, trying to navigate public transit and shopping for food in a Spanish speaking country. I last studied Spanish over a decade ago. So this was a chance to try out both intelligences. The Persian poet Rumi says the first intelligence is, “one acquired, as a child in school memorizes […]

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Rumi and the Second Intelligence

Rumi and the Second Intelligence, that sounds like an 80s band doesn’t it? I spent the last month focusing on what the poet Rumi calls the ‘second knowing’. I’m familiar all my life with the first intelligence – the one that gathers and acquires, the IQ workout. But “this other intelligence” is one that I […]

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A Positive Perspective on Flying with EVA Airlines and Personal Care

I’ve been flying regularly for work for almost 20 years now. In that time I’ve noticed a clear and steady trend by airlines and the entire passenger flight industry – from TSA on. What is it? Steady erosion of the quality of the flight experience. It’s probably all in the name of ‘maximizing profits ’ […]

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A Positive Perspective on Flying with EVA Airlines and Technological Innovations

I’ve been flying regularly for work for almost 20 years now. In that time I’ve noticed a clear and steady trend by airlines and the entire passenger flight industry – from TSA on. What is it? Steady erosion of the quality of the flight experience. It’s probably all in the name of ‘maximizing profits ’ […]

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