Q: What is your favorite positive practice and why?
Mindfulness. Focusing on just the present moment makes me more creative and productive as a ballroom dancer, student, and Research Assistant. I also now keep a gratitude journal where I write down three things which made me happy that day. Anything from petting a pug on my way to class to getting positive feedback on an essay from my professor.
Q: What area of positive organizational scholarship research resonates most deeply with you?
Celebrating small moments of joy and seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. This helps me savor each day and not take myself or life too seriously. It amplifies my positive experiences and makes me more resilient when dealing with negative ones.
Q: If you could tell anything to the "you" of five years ago, what would it be?
Five years ago I was a high-strung freshman in high school. Looking back, I wish I had known that success does not always have to be linear. As long as I follow my interests and passions I will be happy even when the path is ambiguous.
Q: What was the last book you read?
Q: What is one thing you cannot live without?
The love of my family and friends and the joy of dancing.