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New CAPP Programs Springing Up in 2015
By Elaine O'Brien  
November 21, 2014 – 9:45 am | No Comment
CAPP Logo

Today I highlight experiences and perceptions of five MAPP alumni who also participated in the CAPP program with me. The CAPP program has prepared us to go teach similar programs elsewhere. We are starting several new CAPP programs at new locations in 2015. Sign up to be informed when a program near you comes available.

PERMA-V: Training with Rigor & Vigor
By Elaine O'Brien  
November 19, 2014 – 8:19 pm | 3 Comments
A somatic exercise

Like the burgeoning global MAPP programs springing up around the world, the high quality Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) experience leads people toward whole health, well-being, healing, flourishing, and love across all domains of life. CAPP is relatively accessible with more locations being established worldwide. It is helping to bring Martin Seligman’s 2051 moonshot goal to fruition.

Being Whole
By Homaira Kabir  
November 7, 2014 – 6:27 am | 13 Comments
Submarine emerging

Emotions evolved over millennia to ensure our survival. Each one has a purpose. It reminds us to call attention, take action, avoid the situation, reach out to others, give back, feel connected, and a myriad of other thought-action repertoires that ensure not only our survival but also our well-being in life. Compassion meditation helps us to acknowledge the message in our emotions. Think of the subconscious mind as the captain of our ship under the seas. We would do well to be attentive to his call, hear his message and then guide him from our vantage point above the waters.

Struggling with Gratitude
By Shannon Polly  
November 5, 2014 – 11:01 am | 13 Comments
ENT Clinic doesn't do noses

If you know that gratitude is good for you but it is still a struggle, how do you work on it?

The 3 Promises (Book Review)
By Sean Doyle  
October 30, 2014 – 10:28 am | 2 Comments
3 promises

In The 3 Promises, David Pollay illustrates a beautiful way of living and sets out a simple formula to help us get there.

Experience with a Mindfulness Course
By Marta Velázquez  
October 17, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Meditation at sunrise

I was attracted to the course, Mindfulness: Practice, Theory and Applications precisely because it covered both theoretical and practical aspects of mindfulness. I learned about using the body to increase mindfulness, about uses of mindfulness in therapy, and about mindfulness as a life style.

Myths about Upside of Your Dark Side
By Robert Biswas-Diener  
October 15, 2014 – 7:25 am | No Comment
 

Although it has only been out for two weeks, The Upside of Your Dark Side has stirred some spirited discussion. I want to add a few comments, addressing four myths that have been raised about the book.

E-Mail and Stress in the Workplace
By Geoff Fallon  
October 13, 2014 – 10:50 am | 5 Comments
Connecting?

E-mail is a double-edged tool. While using e-mail increases stress, it also allows us to work remotely and to leave work to attend a child’s activity. How can we get more of the benefit and less of the cost?

Perspective: Giving Up When You Can’t Cut The Mustard
By Daniel Tomasulo  
October 9, 2014 – 4:12 am | 5 Comments
Hot dog stand

What do you say when your dissertation advisor suggests it’s time to open a hot dog stand?

Letting Go when You Desperately Want to Hold On
By Homaira Kabir  
October 7, 2014 – 5:36 am | 5 Comments
Hatchlings

My first-born has left the nest. Like the mother bird that nurtured and tended, I watch her fly away with pride and just a little trepidation. What strengths can I draw on to deal with my heart filled with longing?

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