Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton are the senior editors of PositivePsychologyNews.com. Together they have edited two books in the Positive Psychology News series: Resilience: How to Navigate Life’s Curves and Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts.
Kathryn Britton, MAPP ’06 also recently co-authored the book,Smarts and Stamina, on using positive psychology principles to build strong health habits. (Blog. Full bio. Her articles are here and here.)
This is the 1,000th article published on Positive Psychology News Daily.
We presented lots of PPND numbers on our 5th birthday in January 2012, so we’ll just add an update here: we’ve had nearly 962,000 unique visitors and almost 2,200,000 pages read. We have 88 authors, more than 6,200 daily subscribers, and just over 8,000 comments.We want to give a big shout out to the people who have written comments on PPND. Some comments are challenges that keep us honest, other comments are appreciative of a job well done, and still other comments are mini-articles in their own right. Thank you!
Because this is the 1000th article, we are going to give away two books on July 1. The two winners will each get to choose one book from the set of books written by PPND authors that are shown below. If you’re reading this in your email, click here to see the books by PPND authors.
For the first book, we’ll draw a name from the set of all who comment here by the end of June 30, 2012. We invite you to post a comment to this article about any aspect of your experience with PPND. Suggested topics:
- Name your favorite article and explain why you like it. Here’s a list by category of all 999 articles, or you could look through the calendar indices to remember what’s been published before.
- Answer one or more of these three appreciative-inquiry questions about PPND. (Deborah Maher uses these questions in her explanation of the Destiny stage of Appreciative Inquiry.)
- What worked?
- What could be even better?
- What do we do right now?
For the second book, we’ll use Feedblitz to select one of our subscribers.
Let’s end with our thanks: Thanks to the 88 authors for capturing stories of positive psychology research. Thanks to the commenters who lead us in new directions. Thanks to the tweeters and Facebook-likers who get the word around. Thanks to the researchers who explore the whole field of well-being. Thanks to the practitioners who keep thinking of ways to use the research to enhance the lives of the public.
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