Good Life Practice is an approach to life based on the following premises:

We cannot control what shows up in life, but we do have choice about how we work with it.

We can have an aware, accepting, curious, and compassionate relationship to life whether circumstances are the way we like them or not.

The relationship to life that we want is a practice. The human brain is constantly rewiring itself to become more skilled at whatever we do repeatedly.


The cornerstones of Good Life Practice are:

Presence: Bringing awareness and acceptance to internal & external experience.

Purpose: Connecting to values, goals, commitments & relationships

Cultivation: Accessing internal resources such as gratitude, awe & compassion

Choice: Exercising freedom & accepting responsibility


The benefits of Good Life Practice include:

A greater ability to focus attention and energy on what matters most

A more graceful and effective relationship to stress, anxiety, distraction, and setback.

Deeper connection with others through clear, kind and assertive communication

Increased clarity of values, goals, and commitments


Good Life Practice is research-based and human-centered.

This approach is based on principles and practices derived from the study of neuroscience, human development, human performance, group dynamics, and leadership.



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