Tags: psychological wellbeing

How to Balance Autonomy and Authenticity to Support Positive Team Dynamics

I will never forget the day I was sitting in a leadership class in business school and I had a major “aha” moment. My professor was taking us through Dr. Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® framework, which separates thinking into six distinct categories. Each category has its own...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 28th May 2020
How Self-Acceptance and a Commitment to Personal Growth Can Increase Psychological Wellbeing

As part of mental health awareness month, I am compelled to create a conversation about psychological wellbeing. A component of mental wellbeing, the other two being emotional and social, I like to refer to psychologist Carol D. Ryff’s Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) Scale as the go-to framework for wrapping my...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 23rd May 2020
Overcoming the “Angry Black Woman” Trope

Recently, I was on the New York City subway. It was crowded and I ended up standing body to body with other folks. I stood close to the subway car entrance because there was nowhere else to go. Right as the doors were closing, a man, his young son...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 18th Feb 2020