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The Positive Psychology Movie Awards for 2016
By Ryan Niemiec  
April 22, 2017 – 9:32 am | One Comment

Now in its 8th year, I’m happy to share my observations of the best movies using the science of positive psychology as a lens. In other words, if researchers/practitioners in positive psychology were the ones to give out Oscars for the best films, this is what they might say.

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.

The Achoo! Effect: An Interview with Executive Coach Margaret H. Greenberg
By Kathryn Britton  
March 1, 2017 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments
Senia and Margaret

Margaret Greenberg has more than 10 years experience bringing positive psychology to business. In this interview, she explains how to speak the language of business professionals and help them pick up simple but profound tools that benefit employees and the business simultaneously. She closes with the offer of a discount valid through April 12 for the next cohort of the Profit from the Positive Certificate Program starting April 17, 2017.

Looking Back: Last Year’s Resolution Changed My Life
By Alicia Assad  
January 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 11 Comments
Brave Knight

I made a more gentle resolution for 2016, because I am a parent in a world where “mom guilt” is the trend. I want to do the best I can for the kids I love, but sometimes more is unproductive and better is unrealistic. By pairing my natural urges to be perfect with the remorse I carried following my son’s burn injury, I was on a one-way trip to martyrdom. For this reason, 2016 was the year of self-compassion. My year-end reflection reveals a happier, more resilient version of myself so I think this resolution is one I will keep.

One Mother’s Holiday Survival Guide
By Alicia Assad  
December 1, 2016 – 12:12 pm | 4 Comments

Yes there are crowds, more on the to-do list, and the flu season is upon us. But there are also more connections, sparkle, and cheer. Since I am (somewhat gracefully) surviving this holiday season with the support of the concepts I understand from positive psychology, I am compelled to spread my cheer by sharing my holiday survival list.

An Essay of Gratitude for the Midwife of Words
By Alicia Assad  
October 19, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 3 Comments

My rainbow baby writer’s block serves as a reminder that sometimes we need to sit back and let life unfold while maintaining self-compassion in our passive state.

Write a Happiness-boosting Progress Report (@ScottCrab)
By Scott Crabtree  
September 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | 2 Comments

Like any business leader, I wanted to be informed of what my employees were up to, so I requested that all of us write status reports. But status reports can become boring and sometimes feel pointless. What does science tell us about making them both a joy to write and a joy to read?

Close Connections are Only Part of the Solution
By Homaira Kabir  
March 7, 2016 – 10:29 am | 5 Comments

Perhaps I don’t need to fear the world I leave behind for my children. Perhaps technology is paving the way for them to come together as a common humanity.

Well-being Fractals
By Denise Quinlan  
December 18, 2015 – 10:13 am | 5 Comments

“If you could do only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” This question, posed by Greg McKeown stopped me in my tracks. Applying it specifically to work, I wondered what one thing I could happily do for the rest of my life. The answer, strangely enough, arrived in my head as a diagram.

Holiday Gift Ideas for 2015: Actions and Experiences
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
December 15, 2015 – 1:00 pm | One Comment

This is part 2 of the 2015 annual holiday gift article, supplementing part 1 published yesterday that listed books and things. Today’s suggestions are about experiences and actions that can contribute to well-being, as well as ways to think about giving.

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