Day three of Ride Of Your Life started with great pride and high spirits. I strapped the luggage on the back carefully and mindfully, and went out in great weather to the home of best-selling author Caroline Miller. Little did I know that I will end up spending close to a 100 miles crawling in first gear in the DC area traffic back and forth feeling the engine boiling underneath. If I am to restrict my thoughts from today to a single, most important piece of advice it would be this: always check exactly where the hotel is before you make a reservation…
But – let’s focus on the positive! The meeting with Caroline:
Caroline and I met last year at the First World Congress on Positive Psychology in Philadelphia and since then have been trying to find ways to work together. Caroline’s background is interesting because it involves both many years of coaching practice and a solid knowledge of research studies through a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology.
This unique mix of real-life examples and various supporting research makes her book Creating Your Best Life a fascinating read. In the past few years her focus has been on interventions related to perosnal goals and to life lists. We spoke for a good 45 minutes. Here are some pieces of our conversation: