positive psychology

Can Positive Psychology Help Teenagers?

Can Positive Psychology help teenagers?  That was the question I posed to my guest blogger, Jada Yarbough.  I had the opportunity of review a Positive Psychology project Jada created and I was impressed with her thinking.  I know you will enjoy her experience and real-life application of Positive Psychology. Benefits of Positive Psychology in Teenagers...
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I Love Paper

I love paper!  I love paper!  I love paper!  Every so often I feel compelled to remind myself how useful and efficient using paper is to make notes and appointments.  About 25 years ago an urban legend about a paperless future was born.  This legend told of a day we would seamlessly, and more efficiently...
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Don’t Die Waiting for Your Brain to Change

There are some things you should not wait to take action to change.  Actually, your brain depends on your taking some easy, fun and free actions.  At IPPA in June, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Joyce Shaffer explain some wonderful research in neuroplasticity (how the brain can change itself).  Dr. Shaffer did not just discuss the...
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Delivering Happiness Pays it Forward – Again

The book, Delivering Happiness, by Zappo’s CEO, Tony Hsieh has ‘paid it forward’ in many ways. A business culture development book grounded in the research of Positive Psychology, has brought back the soul an inner city school’s culture on one coast and is seeding the resurrection of a city’s community soul on another. A few...
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go with the flow

Going with the flow

You may have noticed, I have not been posting much.  My computer — and all my files — are at the HP hospital.  Of course I have access to my files through Carbonite, but I decided to take a break. I am in the process of having a new website designed for ServingSuccess and Don’t...
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Negative Reports of Positive Psychology

Negative reports of positive psychology show ignorance isn’t bliss By Adam Barsky, University of Melbourne and Michael Zyphur, University of Melbourne Perhaps because the word positive automatically brings to mind the insufferable yellow smiley face, the field of positive psychology is struggling to get the respect that it deserves. Two articles in the Fairfax press...
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The Value of Lemonade Stands

One of the 24 Values In Action from Positive Psychology research is Persistence (Perseverance and Industriousness)(p.229).  This weekend I stopped to buy a glass of lemonade from two children in my neighborhood.  I had backed out of my garage and did not notice the lemonade stand until I was about turn the corner.  I pulled...
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This TED video is going to make you Thank God It’s Monday.  Shawn Achor is an incredible presenter.  He had me hooked with the title:  The happy secret to better work, but when he said the line, “The reason I am here today and the reason I get up excited each morning is Positive Psychology!”...
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Free Positive Psychology Lecture Series

This was such a incredible offer, I wanted to post.  This is an opportunity to learn from one of the top researchers in the field of Positive Psychology, Robert Biswas-Diener , do it for free, from the comfort of your own phone.  It does not get better than that.  Here is the information.  Frist call is...
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Marty Seligman delivered a TED speech in 2004.  I was completing his Authentic Happiness Coaching program at that time and he told us about this speech.  This segment covers Positive Psychology to that point in its young history.  It is a good primer for those interested in the subject. One part not covered in this video...
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