Click here to listen to the TED talk.
Turning what we know about how important cultivating a positive mindset is relates also to our stress. This talk was a wonderful mind shift to correct our views on the harmful effects of the physiological aspects of stress.
The latest stress studies show that people who think their stress is harmful are indeed, adversely affected by their stress. For those who can understand and through understanding reassure their bodies that this rev is making them stronger, get stronger
What is stress? It is the body’s reaction to the mind’s thinking which sets the emotional bodies feeling and reeling…that negative, or scary, dismal, pessimistic, or fearful thinking, or negative projection into the future is, over time, harmful. And yet, McGonigal shows that the symptoms of stress are physically very like the states of courage and joy!
It’s how we ultimately think about stress, even in retrospect, that really matters. Our view of the stress matters more to the body than the stress itself.
What we believe is, as we are all learning and remembering, is that what we focus on and what we think repeatedly is of paramount importance in having a healthy resilient life.
I hope you will relax, make some hot tea, take heart, and enjoy this talk.
About The Rama Exhibition
Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’
Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls.
Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).