Tue, 9 August 2016
Guest One: Carolyn Berry
The Best Show In Town is honored by Author and “Happiness Expert”, Carolyn Berry teaching us how to find and discover our best selves. She shares the philosophy behind her book, “From Misery To Happiness: How to Become Authentically Happy And Make The World A Happier Place”. She talks about redefining “happy” so that it reflects a more authentic sense of self and encourages moving away from the “shoulds” in life. She refers to what she calls “the four virtues” of Gratitude, Love, Acceptance and Constructive Attention as the backbone toward a greater sense of fulfillment in life. She explains how she herself had to literally “practice” these four virtues until they became second nature and in so doing unexpectedly discovered that they had become literal states of being. Her hope is that in empathetically sharing her own journey from misery to happiness, others may find inspiration to do the same. Her goal is to help make the world a happier place, one genuine smile at a time.
Guest Two: Patrick Finn –
Professor, musician, designer, Ted Talk presenter, and author, Patrick Finn is taking on the educational establishment head on in his book, “Critical Condition”. He argues that the educational system needs to re-examine how it teaches critical thinking skills and instead focus more on teaching what he calls “Loving Communication”. He examines how critical thinking can actually encourage close-mindedness and even violence, especially when taught with the wrong focus or end goal. In teaching students to articulate their thoughts and arguments, he proposes using more “Yes, and” in our language versus, “Yes, but”. His suggests that loving communication is actually a more vigorous exercise than critical thinking in that it challenges us at our very core. It can often even expose our own prejudices and limited thinking. He encourages us to open our minds to the creative process of open and inclusive dialogue.
Direct download: Radio_Cafe_7_15_2016_MK_Carolyn_Berry_and_Patrick_Finn.mp3
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