Susan David is a founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard University.
Join hosts, adoption coaches and adoptive parents, Joann DiStefano and Susan David, for a discussion about a less explored but very important aspect of Adoption-attunement (AQ), follows ethical practices. 
Join adoption coaches and parents, Joann DiStefano and Susan David as they  host the fourth and final episode of  a series dedicated to adoption-attuned parenting and the quest for racial equity.  They'll be joined once again by colleagues, Gayle Swift and Sally Ankerfelt, for an interview with special guest, adoption coach and adoptee, Sharon Obazee. Ms. Obazee brings her unique perspective and shares her thoughts on transracial adoption and how we can make a difference in our actions, words, families & communities with a lens particulalrly focused on the intersection of race and adoption.    
Adoption coaches and parents, Joann DiStefano and Susan David host the third in a four part series of special editions of Essentials for Adoption-attuned Parenting.  They'll be joined once again by colleagues, Gayle Swift and Sally Ankerfelt, for an interview with  special guest Lola Adebara, Founder and Executive Director of Minneapolis based Partnerships for Permanence. Ms. Adebara has a wide variety of social work experience and she'll share how how we can assist adopted and foster young adults to not only to dream big but  develop the tools needed for their success. 
We live in a culture that tells us that some emotions are bad. Unfortunately, these same “bad” emotions are unavoidable for anyone aiming to live a meaningful life. As a result, many of us spend much of our lives in conflict with our own emotions, stuck in self-narratives that no longer serve us. Thankfully, on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Harvard Psychologist Susan David shows us a way out of this self-destructive internal conflict. She explains how to use your “negative” emotions to connect with your core values (which you can learn more about by taking this quiz here: ). She also discusses the dangers of focusing on being right, the power of self-compassion and importance of emotional agility. This episode is brought to you by: Butcher Box: Go to to reserve your spot on their waitlist. You’ll get an email when they’re ready to take your order. Skillshare: Explore your creativity at for 2 free months of Premium Membership. Blinkist: Go to to start your FREE 7 day trial AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium Membership.   SHOW NOTES:   Emotions are data but they are not directives [1:33] How we approach our thoughts, emotions and stories determines our quality of life [3:48] What do you do when you realize the stories you tell yourself no longer serve you? [6:26] Our culture tells us some emotions are bad, so we get in conflict with our emotions [11:50] Only dead people never feel stress, anger, agitation or fear [14:15] How do you uncover what your emotions are really trying to tell you? [17:35] Technology has outstripped our ability to thrive [20:32] Susan explains how to understand your emotions in a more specific way [22:53] Our minds can convince us that we are right, even if it destroys our relationships [28:04] Susan describes the process of recognizing our emotions and stories for what they are [31:39] Even if the gods tell you that you’re right, you still have to decide who you want to be [33:46] Being seen and belonging are core human needs [36:35] Tom and Susan discuss the “tyranny of positivity” [38:30] Success is living a life concordant with your values [41:43] Susan shares the impact she wants to have on the world [47:08]   QUOTES:   “Some of our stories were written on mental chalkboards at age 3.” [5:53]   “Our thoughts, our emotions and our stories aren’t good or bad. They just are.” [10:53]   “Discomfort is the price of ambition to a meaningful life.” [14:43]   FOLLOW:   WEBSITE:  INSTAGRAM:  FACEBOOK:  TWITTER: 
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