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Better Than Before (Book Review)
By Lisa Sansom  
March 18, 2015 – 12:34 pm | 7 Comments
Better than Before Cover

Gretchen, you are indeed an accomplished author and I do enjoy your books. You achieve a lightness and self-discovery that many academic books lack, and yet you still root much of your work in the scientific findings that I value.

Mindfulness in the Morning is More than Meditation
By Louis Alloro  
January 16, 2015 – 10:08 am | 4 Comments
meditation

The world needs peace right now. The world needs you to increase your mindfulness. So, thank you for practicing and building your mindfulness muscle. When the alarm goes off tomorrow morning, take a slow and low cleansing breath and remember to express gratitude for another day to be alive.

The Tyranny of Perfection
By Homaira Kabir  
January 7, 2015 – 11:22 am | 3 Comments
Learning to crawl

No baby learned to walk by receiving a beating for its tumbles or taunts about the perfect stride. I have also learned that the best version of me is not one that is perfect, but one that is human, hopeful, fallible, energetic, and emotional.

Designing Happiness for 2015
By Bridget Grenville-Cleave  
December 26, 2014 – 4:23 pm | 6 Comments
 

From Paul Dolan’s talk about his new book, Happiness by Design, I gained 3 important insights to shape my thinking about happiness in the new year.

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?

Health Habits Work Better Together: Evidence from the Transtheoretical Model
By Marie-Josée Shaar  
September 17, 2014 – 7:37 pm | One Comment
Fruits and vegetables

We intuitively know that when we sleep poorly, we are drawn to snacking and overeating. We also know that nothing gets rid of a crappy mood faster than a good sweat and that lower stress levels contribute to a better night’s sleep. So why are so many programs treating sleep, food, mood, and exercise as if they were separate topics?

Praise for the Morning
By Fiona Parashar  
July 14, 2014 – 8:52 am | 4 Comments
Lark

I’ve always loved the early mornings, although it hasn’t always made me popular with family and friends. So I was intrigued recently to find that getting up with the lark has proven scientific benefits, not just the emotional ones I enjoy. Here are five advantages to being an early bird that might entice you to try it.

Confident Rejection: A First-hand Look at Fear of Failure
By Genevieve Douglass  
July 9, 2014 – 12:59 pm | 9 Comments
From its clenched fists

How do I deal with this unhelpful little shadow, the fear of being valueless, and rebuild my identity? Seeing what it’s been up to and how it manifests is undoubtedly the first step. Stepping back and looking at it seems to take away much of its power.

Happiness – Just Do It!
By Bridget Grenville-Cleave  
June 2, 2014 – 10:43 am | 14 Comments
Happy mid summer guys in Gotland

Don’t sit there too long waiting for happiness to appear, or wondering whether now is the right time to do something. Why not take a different approach? Why not act now and reflect afterwards on whether it worked? If it wasn’t quite right, you can change it, and in the meantime you will have learned something about yourself. This way, you can act your way into a new way of being happy.

Senia Maymin on PPND TV
By Kathryn Britton  
May 23, 2014 – 7:44 am | 5 Comments
Film

Welcome to the second episode of PPND TV. This is a companion to theinterview of Kathryn Britton that appeared earlier this month. The PPND TV interview series is an experiment inspired by TED talks. We want to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners.

Today’s guest is Senia Maymin, editor of PPND, coach, and author.

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