Pausing with Dr. Ellen Langer
In this episode 33 of The Pausecast...
An experiential active noticing pause led by Dr. Langer
What active noticing is, and how it can help you manage stress or get out of overwhelm
Difference between defensive pessimism and mindful optimism is, and how it can help you cope with uncertainty
The 2 things about stress everyone should know
How being hopeful means one is already negative
Why we should all be focused on work life integration, and not work life balance
Why play and engaging needs to happen more
What we can learn from copulating rats, The Simpsons, and how the mind defaults to think.
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Dr. Ellen Langer
Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years.
Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most most recent book is The Art of Noticing which pairs one-liners culled from her research with her original paintings. She has also edited the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation.
Dr. Langer has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. Among other honors, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology. Most recently she received the Liberty Science Genius Award.
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Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.
For the past tweleve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.
Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.
Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).
She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.