By Giselle Nicholson June 10, 2014 – 12:40 pm | 6 Comments
The ability of positive psychology to drive action comes alive at the intersection of disciplines. My passion and work lies at the vertex of positive psychology, business, and social innovation. You can bet that I’m always on the hunt for relevant hubs for discourse, and I found one in the Positive Business conference.
While psychology generally has been a “neck-up” discipline, several positive psychology practitioners and researchers are looking at involving the whole body. Here’s a selection of our great speakers who will be appearing in Ottawa, Canada on July 17 and 18. (Today is the last day to register at the early bird rate.)
By Ryan Niemiec June 6, 2014 – 10:58 am | 2 Comments
Positive psychology films portray the human condition, which is not always pleasant and upbeat. Some positive psychology films are intentionally raw, dark, and emotionally riveting, while others are lighthearted and fun.
This is the fifth time that Ryan Niemiec has looked back at the movies from the previous year and awarded those that shine light on what is vulnerable, authentic, conflicted, and beautiful in the human condition.
By Bridget Grenville-Cleave June 2, 2014 – 10:43 am | 14 Comments
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.
By Fiona Parashar May 29, 2014 – 10:17 am | 6 Comments
What started as a casual diary in my early teens is now a daily ritual, as essential as the caffeine that accompanies it. I’m talking about writing a journal, my life enhancing way to juggle my obligations and wants. So imagine my delight when I discovered that the practice can create personal and spiritual growth. The question is, how?
I worked as a Yale-trained actor and producer in New York City and then as a leadership development consultant and coach, so I have spent almost 20 years thinking about ways we can augment our ability to command a room. The idea that you either have presence or you don’t is a big myth. Borrowing from actors, there are tangible techniques that you can use to control your anxiety and increase your influence whether you are giving a formal presentation or running a meeting. This article includes an invitation to a webinar tomorrow.
By Kathryn Britton May 23, 2014 – 7:44 am | 5 Comments
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.
By Lisa Sansom May 19, 2014 – 11:07 am | 3 Comments
At the upcoming Canadian Positive Psychology conference in Ottawa this July, many different keynotes, speakers and presenters will be sharing insights into their research and application of positive psychology. Typically, we think of positive psychology as serving a non-clinical population, but these forward-thinkers are taking positive psychology to populations that may be seen as vulnerable, disadvantaged, or difficult.
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