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Three Ways to Explore Positive Psychology with LEGO®
By Mads Bab  
March 30, 2017 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) is a strong tool for exploring the past, enhancing mindfulness in the present, and imagining the future.

Building Well-being with LEGO® – A Hands-on Approach to Explore Positive Psychology
By Mads Bab  
March 28, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

How might we create a deeper understanding of the elements that drive well-being? How do we capture meaning, ensure learning, and build collaboration so that people engage in the issues that strengthen their well-being? What about using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to help people think with their fingers and eyes as well as their minds.

Positive Psychology Toolkit Update (Sponsored)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
March 22, 2017 – 1:12 pm | One Comment

Early in my career I had learned that if you want your product or service to be successful, all you have to do is (ask and) listen and act on what you hear, or don’t hear. We asked. You all spoke. We acted on your suggestions, bringing you Positive Psychology Toolkit 2.0. We also added a community forum so that all of our toolkit users could request new tools and interact with each other.

Thoughts for Starting the New Year
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
January 4, 2017 – 3:58 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Psychology News has a tradition of pulling together thoughts for the New Year, remembering that many people are taking stock and making resolutions. As you look ahead, perhaps the ideas below will help you find ways to make your life more happy and healthy. We also recommend that you follow Alicia’s lead and look back at 2016. What worked especially well then? What do you want to make sure you do more of in 2017?

Move Fast to Get the Positive Psychology Toolkit at Current Low Price (Sponsored by PPND)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
November 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

The Positive Psychology Toolkit is a science-based, online platform containing 120+ exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, assessments and scales in PDF-format. 1.000+ practitioners are now working with this toolkit in their coaching practice, teaching, therapy trajectories and corporate wellness programs. There are only a few more days to subscribe at the current price.

What Am I Doing, and Why?
By Orin Davis  
July 27, 2016 – 10:54 pm | 2 Comments

What do we want in the near-term?

In the long term?

What are our goals in our work, recreational, relational, and personal lives?

Parents as Partners in Education
By Andrea Frank  
July 14, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment
Parents involved in maker ed

There is good news on the horizon for parents! The top-down trend characteristic of decades of parent education programs and educational institutions is showing signs of shifting. Experts are exploring the value of involving parents and children in co-creating curricula to meet their academic and household needs.

Strategies for Building a Career Based on Positive Psychology (Includes Sponsored Link)
By Emiliya Zhivotovskaya  
March 10, 2016 – 11:20 am | One Comment

The 5i Change (∆) Agent Model characterizes recurring themes in the ways that people use positive psychology in their livelihoods. While they may be teachers or coaches or therapists or doctors or dancers, what they actually do with positive psychology can be described by 5 verbs. Knowing which of these verbs characterize your own approach helps you take steps to augment your impact on the world.

Positive Mental Health at Work
By Amanda Horne  
February 8, 2016 – 7:30 am | 5 Comments

What resources are available to design an organizational well-being strategy? To become informed you could read every article here on PPND and find the threads that to weave into your strategy. Or you could refer to the strategies that others have implemented. To get the ball rolling, here are some Australian examples of reusable strategies.

Try a New Year Routine, Part 2: Habits, Practices, and Rituals
By Jan Stanley  
January 15, 2016 – 2:05 pm | 4 Comments

We can leverage the power of routines by personalizing them to meet our needs and to match our goals. Using a design thinking mindset, three elements to consider when crafting a routine are habits, practices, and rituals.

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