[Beautiful Minds] January 2018 Newsletter

by Scott Barry Kaufman, January 2, 2018 in Blog

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Hi All,

Happy New Year! This year, I’m off on a journey. I decided to drop everything and put my entire being into a book project I really believe in. I feel such an emotional connection to this project, and think it can help a lot of people. So, starting January 3rd, I will be moving somewhere more remote, and will meditating and writing, and don’t plan on returning until this is done. 

I look forward, passionately, to sharing the fruits with you when it’s ready, and continuing this monthly newsletter. In the meantime, I will be struggling, searching, discovering, dreaming, and learning. Much love to all, and may 2018 bring you much joy, warmth, creativity, fulfillment, meaning, and purpose!

Podcast Episodes

The Mask of Masculinity with Lewis Howes

Not by Chance Alone with the Legendary Social Psychologist Elliot Aronson

America the Anxious with Ruth Whippman

Spending Smarter with Dan Ariely

Interviews

How to Tap Into Your Child’s Hidden Strengths (with Lea Waters, Australian academic and author of The Strength Switch)

How to Love Someone, Even If You Don’t Really Like Them  (with Sharon Salzberg, world-renown meditation teacher and author of Real Love)

Videos

Rethinking Giftedness

Polymath Imagination Retreat
What does the “polymath imagination” look like? Robert Wright and I led a series of discussions with a bunch of super-imaginative and versatile folks to get to the bottom of this mystery!

Leadership Imagination Retreat

What does imagination look like within the context of leadership? What role does intuition play in your leadership practice? What organizational or institutional constraints serve as barriers to being more creative? How important is collaboration to your most imaginative or creative ideas? Can imagination be taught to emerging leaders? These are the sort of questions that were covered in the Leadership Imagination Retreat!

Pete the Cat: A groovy New Year Season 1
If you haven’t watched “Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year” yet, what are you waiting for?! Lots of learning moments for children and adults alike.

Study Alerts

The Mindful Personality II: Exploring the Metatraits from a Cybernetic Perspective

Articles

Using social psychology to help first-generation and low-income students through college

A New Index Reveals the Messy, Disappointing Truth About How We Feel About Work, Home, and Play

How much does education improve intelligence? A meta-analysis

The Interview: Atul Gawande — Boston Magazine

A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes

The Physics of Death (and What Happens to Your Energy)

Dalai Lama: Our Future Is Very Much in Our Hands

The Power Of Self-Compassion

New research finds that kids aged 4-6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman

The Trick to Getting Narcissists to Give to Charities

These are 4 Skills You Need to Master to be Happy

A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Psychology, Therapy, and Mental Health Podcasts

The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

For a healthier 2018, find purpose in life

Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity

Is It Too Late to Follow My Dreams?

You can find more free resources on creativity, education, talent, and well-being here: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/resources/.

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In Love and Creativity,
Scott

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