Dr. Patricia McConnell has spent her life studying her two favorite species: people and dogs. I invited her to come on UNLEASHED (at work & home) to talk about emotions.
In this fascinating discussion, she shared many great insights.
One of Patricia McConnell's many gifts is her ability to take complex scientific information and relate it to real life.
I nod off while trying to read articles published in scientific journals. I'm so grateful there are scientists doing important work, but I'm particularly grateful for the folks who'll plow through all that dry material and then share the key takeaways with me.
Life is too short to be bored, and Patricia McConnell is never boring!
We talked about the value of observing your emotional state. It can change in a split second, and when your emotions change, your behavior changes as well. She mentioned how challenging it can be to spot an emotion when it pops up: "Oh, hello, fear."
I shared a concept I've found helpful--the 3 N's.
Patricia McConnell writes about dogs, people, and life. She blogs regularly (to an audience of 45,000) and has written many books. Some of her most popular titles include
She also shared some thoughts about Wild: An Elemental Journey, by Jay Griffiths, in which the author argues that by focusing so much on our cognitive abilities, humans are losing touch with some of our more instinctive knowledge of connection to one and other and to the world.
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