Maria is a master teacher, facilitator, and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, she brings a wealth of perspective from decades of study in the mind/body medicine and resilience disciplines. Maria is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts. Her home is in the Berkshire Mountains where she attempts on a daily basis to love her children well enough so that they too find a way to embrace the world with a grounded optimism and a sense of their own strengths. And on most days, she remembers to feed the cat. In this episode, Maria talks about Happiness After Losing, Happiness in the Darkest Times, Meditation on loss and resilience, Grounded Optimism, Graceful Transition, Overcoming victim mentality, Everyday Resilience, find meaning in the suffering, loss, and grief, lessons from hospice facility, The art of losing, accepting paradox that enables us to grow, and much more. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Maria.
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