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Respect at Work: Invitation to a Webinar this Thursday
By Editor K.H.B.  
September 19, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

We are experimenting with ways to get the word out about interesting webinars that are open to the public. There isn’t much warning for this webinar, so act fast if interested.

Second Stop on Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour: Europe
By Lisa Buksbaum  
September 6, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

The lovely city of Angers, France hosted the eighth European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Angers has been voted the “happiest city in France.” It was certainly easy for conference attendees to be happy in Angers. Happy and stimulated, we learned about red-cape and green-cape interventions, about heroism and heroic leadership, and much much more.

First Stop on a Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour (#CPPA2016)
By Lisa Buksbaum  
August 26, 2016 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments

In this series, I take you on a four-conference tour, starting with a conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada.

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) Conference had me at its title: I got to Exhilarate! for two days with hundreds of positive Canadians.

Are There Items on Today’s To-Do List that Bring You Joy? (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
July 11, 2016 – 8:32 am | 5 Comments

Barbara Fredrickson opened the first full day of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference with the question, “Why is it important to prioritize positivity?” Then she proceeded to answer her question, extending the messages she has conveyed in past conferences with some very pragmatic reflections on putting research findings into daily practice.

Strengths-based Parenting (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
June 30, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

In the first of a series of articles about the keynote addresses at the June Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference, find out about Dr. Lea Waters, who decided to work on introducing positive psychology into an institution with a very broad reach: the family.

Positive Psychology Road Trip: Summer 2015
By Lisa Buksbaum  
July 17, 2015 – 11:22 am | One Comment

Throughout the World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association, a dazzling array of new scientific breakthroughs and research set off fireworks to rival those of the Magic Kingdom. Martin Seligman challenged his own earlier research on learned helplessness. Tal Ben-Shahar invited us to focus on the growing tip as we work on positive change. Tom Rath reminded us of often neglected qualities that help us be fully charged.

Wonderfully Imperfect
By Lisa Buksbaum  
June 5, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Self-compassion is a way of relating to ourselves kindly, as we truly are, flaws and all.

This article contains an invitation to the Saturday party at IPPA on June 27 to benefit programs for hospitalized children by Soaring Words.

Virtual Conference on Self-Confidence Starting Today – May 11
By Editor K.H.B.  
May 11, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

Starting today: a virtual conference titled Banish Self-Doubt with the New Science of Self Confidence. You are invited to hear
Louisa Jewell host a series of interviews with experts on building confidence, courage, grit, and self-efficacy.

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice
By Geoff Fallon  
April 23, 2015 – 1:22 pm | 3 Comments

At a recent workshop at Esalen in Big Sur, experts from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center “explored the roots of personal happiness and offered concrete, science-based approaches to boosting happiness in one’s self and others.“

Contemplation in Practice
By Jan Stanley  
April 2, 2015 – 10:10 am | 3 Comments

Now I turn my attention to the practice side of the International Symposium on Contemplative Studies. Here’s a practice that I experienced at the conference and how it affected my well-being. I include step-by-step instructions for trying it out at home.

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