BARBARA FREDRICKSON LOVE 2.0 PDF

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We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and . In her new book, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson argues that we need an upgrade, and she’s written a new book to explain why: Love I wish I had known years ago about Barbara Fredrickson In particular her theory that accumulating ‘micro-moments of positivity,’.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Love 2. We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love fredrlckson as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connect We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much.

Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.

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Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become

Lists with This Book. Dec 11, Morgan Blackledge rated it liked it. This book is about a particular contemplative practice fredricskon the Buddhist tradition known as Meta, commonly translated as Loving Kindness Meditation LKM. Basically, what it entails is intentionally generating kindness and compassion for yourself and others.

If you’re sensing that this would be a very beneficial thing to do. Particularly given how easy it is for many if not all of us to slip into unconscious automatic ultra cranky hater mode if we’re not ca In a nutshell. Particularly given how easy it is for many if not all of us to slip into unconscious automatic ultra cranky hater mode if we’re not carful.

In case you didn’t know, or failed to notice, mammals particularly people are essentially hard barbar to focus on the negative shit, and pretty much equally biased to blow off, or completely take for granted the positive shit. How often do life’s little slights and inconveniences just bug the shit out of you. The salmon is overlooked or the line at Starbucks is kind of slow. And conversely, when’s the last time you were overjoyed to have electricity or indoor plumbing. Probably the last time you had to go without it.

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And what ever joy you felt at having it after an absence was doubtlessly short lived. Don’t worry this is absolutely normal. This has to do with our evolutionary conditioning.

It’s easy to imagine what happened to our less vigilant, more trusting ancestors. Odds are good they didn’t ever become ancestors at all. Well, as you may have also noticed. This little trait probably isn’t as adaptive as it used to be. In other words, it would probably be safe for most of us to lighten up a little. Maybe even intentionally practice being a little nicer, a little more loving and probably more than a little more compassionate to our selves and each other.

That’s what LKM is all about. And Barbara Fredrickson’s work is all about providing a secular framework and the research data to make this venerable spiritual practice accessible and viable to the contemporary western world. That is in theory, and some times more and more all the time in practice too.

I can honestly say I’d be lost without LKM. So that makes my tepid reaction to this book kind of hard to figure. This is a book I wanted to love. I wanted to ya know, like, hashtag love 2. But I ended up only sorta liking it.

It’s got some really redeeming moments. But again, I only sorta liked it.

Maybe I didn’t even like it at times. Maybe it was more like a fart noise 2. What can I say. I found it kind of boring and lightweight at times, and ultimately rather unconvincing. I wanted more hard science. Something substantial barbarra anchor all of the claims.

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There was some stuff about the Vegas nerve but not enough. I think my real beef with the book is that I just didn’t connect with the narrative voice. But that’s just a guess. Frankly, it’s confusing exactly why I’m as lukewarm on it as I am. I have been kicking around Buddhist circles for a long time, and I have subsequently been practicing LKM for years, and at times I actually really appreciate it. But I have always leaned toward the radical acceptance mindfulness and equanimity side of contemplative practices and for some reason part of me feels kind of fake and new age when I do LKM.

So maybe my mild discomfort with this book is just an expression of this mild discomfort with the whole LKM thing. Or maybe I’m just a hopelessly cranky ol dick probably that. Or maybe I’m both and more. Or maybe it’s just fun as hell to hate on a book called Love 2. I don’t know, I’m grasping at straws here. I think LKM is necessary. I think the whole secular mindfulness thing that’s happening right now really needs a dose of LKM as a counterbalance.

It’s pretty easy to get kind of nihilistic when all you’re doing all day is noticing and accepting suffering and impermanence that’s misery and death for those of you unfamiliar with Buddhist euphemisms. But this book isn’t going to be my clarion call. Not by a long shot. Perhaps it’s just to darn self serious.

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Maybe someone has to write a similar book in a much less reverent tone in order to get me excited. Maybe someone, probably a guy, and not a sensitive new age guy SNAG needs to cover this topic in a more sober more butch voice in order for me to feel it all the way.

And not Noah Lavine please, for gosh sakes. He actually needs to please not write a book on LKM. I can just hear all the tattooed hipster Buddhists spouting off. Just Kill me now please!

And if you’re about to say read Sharon Salsberg, please just don’t. Much much much rredrickson I’m clearly the one with the issue here. You’ll probably love the book. So get it and read it if you’re so inclined. Just don’t blame me if you feel like you just ate a big nothing burger with heaping healing of fart 2. Mar 13, Cheryl rated it it was ok.

Why, I have no idea, but it is just a quirky thing I love. And I love that the author takes her earlier positivity psychology further, into the realm of love, in order to make the world a better pl I love that there is a whole seemingly respectable research lab called PEP at the University of North Fredrickaon that does research on having subjects practice LKM.

And I love that the author barbada her earlier positivity psychology further, into the realm of love, in order to make the world a better place. I love that she brings in neuropsychiatric research that has changed the way we view the brain and emotions. I love how she makes gredrickson kindness meditation accessible to all, not just Zen Buddhism practitioners. I love the ancestral and evolutionary view of love, as instinctual and primal, and the biochemical changes in your body and brain were selected and part of each and every one of us.

I love that this is a book that unabashedly talks about love in a new way, one I may not agree with wholeheartedly, but that offers a fresh perspective. I doubt anyone would argue with me that while we love rom-coms and romance novels are wildly popular, we are a cynical-about-love society, and all the talk about love makes people uncomfortable, almost like it is taboo to talk about love too much, especially in intellectual terms.

And if you mention love, many if not most people think of it in certain preconceived terms: However, once upon a time, I read M. Love is an act of will — namely, both an intention and an action. The person who truly loves does so because of a decision to love. Love tends to be positive on the whole, otherwise it is not love, there is new and ample evidence for the resonance or synchrony in our minds in the form of mirror neurons, and of course, love is a little useless just sitting there without action.