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Second Stop on Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour: Europe
By Lisa Buksbaum  
September 6, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
You know we're in France...

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.

Saving the Best for Last?
By Robert Rosales  
August 19, 2016 – 10:21 am | 8 Comments
Grand Central Station

I confess I have not always been a fan of saving the best for last. I certainly would have failed the famous marshmallow test. With time, I have come to recognize and value this conventional wisdom in practice. In sports, in business, or in our relationships, the winners are declared only at the end.

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
To do list including play!

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.

Big Vision Drives Big Action
By Elaine O'Brien  
June 5, 2016 – 1:52 pm | 8 Comments
Kunal, Elaine, and Johannes Eichstaedt at the  Power of Collaboration congress at the UN, Spring 2016

The United Nations has 17 sustainable development goals that create a broad vision of a positive future. In service of these goals, Kunal Sood intends to have a positive effect on the lives of a billion people by combining technology and entrepreneurship. Whether or not you think as big as Kunal does, there are things you can do on a daily basis to move us toward a positive future.

How to Have a Good Day (Book Review)
By Lisa Sansom  
May 4, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

I’ve shared some takeaways from the first half of Caroline Webb’s new book. I hope you can see the value that she is imparting to her readers. She goes on to talk about how to be “your smartest, wisest, most creative self” and how to have impact and influence in what you say and do.

How Not to Be Your Job
By Sherif Arafa  
April 20, 2016 – 1:53 pm | 3 Comments
Time to play with others

Dear reader, let’s think together: What would happen if you are disconnected from your job or studies right now? Who would you be then, and how would you spend your time? How would you see your roles in life beyond the context of work/study, and who are the important people to you?

Individual Differences at Work: Part 1, Handling Stress
By Sarah Tottle  
March 23, 2016 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
heavy load

Stress is subjectively experienced. Individual differences influence how each employee interacts within their workplace and perceive and manage stress. Each individual sees stress through a different lens.

A Gentler New Year’s Resolution
By Homaira Kabir  
December 10, 2015 – 8:39 pm | 16 Comments

Like all New Year’s resolutions, it’s going to be a journey where there’s no guarantee of success. But something tells me that it is in embracing every part of my experience that I can move freely through the yin and yang of life.

NEW Course: “21 Days to a Happier Life” with Shawn Achor (#sponsored)
By Senia Maymin  
October 8, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

Happiness is a choice, but most importantly, happiness can be taught. Join best-selling author Shawn Achor as he teaches you how to choose happiness for yourself, then multiply it by spreading positivity and optimism to others in this transformational two-part online course.

Slowing Down in an Age of Speed
By Homaira Kabir  
September 7, 2015 – 3:17 pm | 9 Comments
Hush of dawn

Infatuation with speed is a characteristic of our times. We live in the fastest phase of human history. That can lead to what Larry Dossey in 1982 termed time-sickness, as we become fearful of missing out. The ability to stay with the discomfort of life’s paradoxes and our own ignorance and to remain patient and still while questions and answers grow in never-ending cycles, requires a certain mental toughness that seems to be on its way out in a world in a hurry.

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