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#30 - How Embracing Pleasure Can Help You Flourish - with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

Season #2


Research shows that our capacity to extend our pleasure from our experiences is directly related to our capacity to savor. Our guest, Positive Psychology expert Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, Founder and CEO of the Flourishing Center in New York City, teaches us the 7 distinctions to savoring and breaks down the 6 pillars of living a flourishing life.



▪️ Emiliya delivers perspective changes powerful enough to save your career, your marriage, and even your mental well-being. It all comes down to 2 things; a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

▪️ That Positive Psychology is the Science of Flourishing, and it provides us a roadmap to leverage six of the most important sectors of your life so that no matter what life throws at you, you’ll bounce back better, even better!

▪️ To gain insight into why resilience skills are so important to cultivate so you’re better equipped to manage relationship obstacles, especially sensitive issues that arise in the bedroom.



[00:00] Introducing Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

[02:54] The Six Pillars of Positive Psychology

[09:07] How Resilience can help you Overcome Relationship and Sexual Obstacles

[10:13] Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

[17:11] Self-Efficacy | Self-Esteem | Self-Compassion

[22:36] The Six Pillars to Flourishing Recap

[23:53] The Art of Savoring

[26:59] Savoring Time

[28:26] Four Approaches to Savoring

[28:33] Approach Number One- Thanksgiving

[29:09] Approach Number Two- Basking

[29:50] Approach Number Three- Luxuriating

[30:15] Approach Number Four- Marveling

[32:12] Wonder vs Awe

[35:25] How we can Better Relate to One Another

[39:53] Magnetize and Nurture What you Want in Life and Relationships

[43:55] Next Level Relationships

[47:43] Words of Wisdom

[50:52]  LYFT - Emiliya's Free Gift

[53:53]  Time to Dish about Emiliya Zhivotovskaya!!




Emiliya’s Website - The Flourishing Center

Emiliya’s Podcast - The Flourishing Center Podcast

Emiliya’s FREE GIFT - Online Course | The Science of Resilience

Emiliya’s FREE GIFT - Free Week of LYFT classes


Co-Hosts Dr. Willow Brown & Leah Piper bring a wealth of wisdom through their combined 40 years of expertise in human sexuality, health, and spiritual growth.  Leah is a Tantric Sex Master Coach and Positive Psychology Facilitator, while Dr. Willow is a Chinese & Functional Medicine Doctor and Taoist Sexology Teacher.  When these two devotees of love come together, they blend and weave the ancient teachings of Tao and Tantra for the modern lover with humor, insight, and wisdom.


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