Category: Mind, Body, and Spirit

April 30, 2017

By Steve Litt, LCSW   Thumbs UP Thumbs up, People! One of the oldest and wisest sayings I’ve learned in my career is, “Catch people doing something right, and then acknow-ledge it”. I thought at first this was about changing other people. The idea to me was to encourage the best in children, family friends and employees. I continue to see that this works in all aspects of life. It is a highly effective technique. What I didn’t recognize for years was that this worn out homily also has a profound influence on the one who is catching people doing something right. Once you start looking for what’s right in the world, it begins to change the way you look at the world around you and actually changes your brain. There is growing evidence that these changes can be passed on genetically to you children. Neuroscience has developed rapidly in the past few decades. What we think about how one gets a positive attitude has been enhanced. We have always known that the more you continue to think positively the more easily those thoug