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The Brain Game: Think on the Good

In week two of our series, The Brain Game, we are exploring the neuroscience of thinking on the good and wonderful. For many of us this is not our natural state of mind. We prepare ourselves for the worst and wait for the proverbial “shoe to drop.”

But what if we did the exact opposite of that? What if we instead expect the good and hold the posture of positive anticipation? Nicole Zasowski, a marriage and family therapist, joins us to explore practices such as thankfulness, celebrating others, savoring, and honest communication.

This episode will help change your mindset and in doing so, may alter the way you live your life.

Connect with Nicole on her website or Instagram

Nicole’s Book What If It’s Wonderful?

Some Things You Heard On This Episode:

The Hedonic Treadmill – what it is

Winning the War of Your Mind by Craig Groschel

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Brene Brown: Why joy is vulnerable – On Foreboding Joy

great quotes from the episode:

Worry carries us into the past where we ruminate what we could have or should have done. An on-ramp for keeping us in the present is a practice called “savoring.” You don’t have to add anything in your life or change anything in your life. It’s a practice that helps us access joy.

So to practice savoring ask yourself: What do I see? What do I hear? What do I smell? What do I taste? What do I feel?

This helps your brain keep the moment and it stores it in your memory bank. It also places us squarely in the present.


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  1. […] the Courage to Celebrate  by Nicole Zaskowski. I was inspired to read this book after listening to The Brain Game: Think on the Good on the Open Door Sisterhood podcast, and it was so good. The title alone has helped reshape my […]

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