Have you ever noticed howÂ Â “We” is a mirror Â reflection of “Me”? Â I involuntarily gasped when psychologist, Rick Snyder, first introduced the concept. It was on one of his PowerPoint slides at an undergraduate psychology conference in Kansas City in 2007:Â Me and We reflected to each other in a pool of water. Â Though I had never seen or thought about it before, I Â instinctively knew that it told the story behindÂ three psychological truths:
- Me and We are distinct, yet inseparable.
- Me and We impact Â each other… positively, negatively, neutrally or, most likely,Â some combination of the three.
- Me and We contribute toÂ personal and global well-being whenÂ we are awareÂ of ourÂ essential selvesÂ and make choices about theÂ impact we want to have… on ourselves and others.
I dedicate this blog to individuals who offer mindful contributionsÂ to personal and global well-being. Â My own blogs will focus on the many ways that psychological science can translate into healthy capacity-building action.
Let’s connect to encourage, nourish and support wise, strong and beautiful well-BEINGs everywhere on ourÂ planet!
Maria Hunt, Ph.D.
Director, MeWe Mindfulness LLC