By Shannon Polly December 29, 2014 – 9:34 am | One Comment
If you’ve ever been in an artistic production you know that there can be many egos involved. But you also know that the best experiences for both actor and audience occur when people set status aside and do what must be done for the good of the production. Teamwork abounds, with all participants able to see the big picture as well as their places in it.
By Marta Velázquez December 15, 2014 – 8:58 pm | 3 Comments
Sisu is a 500-year old Finnish construct, which appeals to the spirit and strength that enable people to persevere through difficulties despite feeling they have reached the end of their physical or mental capacities.
By James O'Shaughnessy and Emily Larson December 10, 2014 – 8:17 am | 8 Comments
This article tries to answer some of the most burning questions about positive education with the strongest evidence currently available to support our proposition. These are the questions we tend to experience when discussing positive education with an interested but skeptical audience.
By Donald Officer December 5, 2014 – 2:56 pm | 2 Comments
Context is everything and those of us who seek to reenergize clients facing big changes need to follow the endlessly repeated advice from the Kenny Rogers song, “… know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” Eliminate some of the gamble and read Megan McArdle’s book on failing well, along with yesterday’s book on quitting.
By Donald Officer December 4, 2014 – 11:30 am | One Comment
In Mastering the Art of Quitting, Peg Streep and Alan Bernstein unpack systematically and skillfully what it means to quit from public myth to personal consequence. Nobody wants to be known as a quitter, yet we live in an unpredictable world where the capacity to move on with agility and minimal regret can be a huge advantage.
By Sean Doyle December 1, 2014 – 9:59 am | 5 Comments
Approaching the world as fundamentally fair makes us sensitive to when it is not. This is good and powerful and essential for proportionality and equity in our world. It is how laws are made and changed. It is what calls us to protect the vulnerable. But if we are not attentive to the biases and wishes cast by our strengths, they can also blind us to other values that may be at stake. You might not see that there were other facts holding the scales in balance.
By Dan Collinson November 25, 2014 – 8:00 pm | 6 Comments
Having recently completed the dissertation for my MAPP program, I can now reflect on the final few weeks before my submission. I felt pressured, had a drop in overall well-being, and struggled to get into flow. Worse still, I wasn’t great company to be around. I thought to myself, as a student and researcher of positive psychology, how could I be unhappy and not flourishing? But at least I wasn’t languishing. What kept me from dipping into languishing?
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