Recipe for Creating an Enjoyable, Meaningful Life

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I offer a wide range of workshops and keynotes for business organizations, managers, government, professional communities, continuing education for various disciplines, parenting groups, and the general public. With cutting-edge knowledge and humor, I offer practical suggestions for how people and business organizations can flourish.




My book CURIOUS? offers the profound new message that the greatest opportunities for joy and personal growth happen not when we're searching for happiness, certainty, and safety. Instead, when we are open to new experiences and when we relish the unknown, positive events linger longer and we extract more pleasure and meaning from them.




I conduct research to better understand well-being, strength use and development, mindfulness, social relationships, optimal functioning, and stress and anxiety with a focus on how to apply this knowledge to better people's lives.