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positive psychology
24
Dec

The Village Effect

The Village Effect will give you a fresh look at why we gather during the holiday season — and just might help you rethink where you invest your time this holiday season and the  rest of the year!  Just answer a few of these questions for yourself: Do you have more energy or do you...
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22
Oct

Upside + Dark Side

The Upside of Your Dark Side is Robert Biswas-Diener’s newest scholarly contribution to Positive Psychology.  The Upside of Your Dark Side is NOT a book about setting goals, yet it is destined to become a seminal  book about succeeding in life. Together with Todd Kashdan, Robert has added one of the biggest AND’s to the...
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14
Oct

Where’s Jada?

As a regular reader of my blog, have you found yourself wondering, “Where is Jada Yarbough?”  Rest assured, Jada is okay but starting college has proven to be a prioritizing challenge.  I honor and respect those times in life when things we like to do get moved aside, while things we must do take precedence....
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22
Sep

Screw Being Happy!

Screw Being Happy! Of all the things you expected to hear from me at the beginning of a work week, I bet ‘screw being happy’ was not on your list.  Now that I have your attention, I will explain. My private client base is well-educated, affluent and not only achievement orientated, but have already achieved...
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18
Sep

Savoring The Moment

The beauty of Positive Psychology is its simple, cost-free approach to achieving results.  Want to increase your level of life satisfaction, well-being or happiness? It is simple:  learn to savor small moments during your day. Over the last week I savored more than just one moment re-reading Paulo Coehlo’s, The Alchemist.  I made a note of many...
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19
Aug

Friends, Love and Letting Go By Jada Yarbough

By Jada Yarbough (who turns 18 August 20) Should I let go of someone I love? Have you ever had to ask yourself that question? I did recently and the answer was hard to take but the positive impact on my life has led me to appreciate the importance of asking the question. It is...
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29
Jul

Other People Matter

One of the founding fathers of Positive Psychology, the late Chris Peterson, taught “other people matter.” In the early years of the field’s founding, Chris brought forward this additional and most critical aspect of well-being. As you read Jada’s most recent contribution you will see how wise her observation is when taken in the context of...
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02
Jul

New Beginnings by Jada Yarbough

New Beginnings is an excellent example of the possibility for moment-by-moment life reframing. Throughout Jada’s piece she expresses signs of Values in Action such as creativity and love of learning.  Jada is using self-reflection as a road to self-awareness — which leads her directly to the paramount importance of social connections to personal well-being.  Memories...
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28
Jun

Jada Yarbough

Several weeks ago I introduced a guest blogger, Jada Yarbough.  I am pleased to announce that Jada will be contributing to my blog twice a month, beginning the first week of July.  Jada will be sharing her experience of applying the principles of Positive Psychology as she traverses young adulthood, college and life in general....
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26
May

Your Happiest Days Are Behind You

When renowned Positive Psychology scholar and TEDxUNLV speaker, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, wanted to change the topic and content of his TEDx Talk, I was not happy.  Robert had been selected because of his most recent work creating an online educational  portal.  The work he was doing in that area was part of  imagining the future...
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