By Homaira Kabir January 7, 2015 – 11:22 am | 3 Comments
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.
By Lisa Sansom January 5, 2015 – 9:08 am | No Comment
Ran enlists the help of several luminaries along the way, including Barbara Fredrickson, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Philip Zimbardo, to help him to understand the science of his experiment. Ran also learns from the individuals he meets at truck stops, gas stations, and motels and realizes that the “ride of your life” can take place even if you never leave your hometown.
By Miriam Akhtar December 31, 2014 – 2:33 pm | One Comment
The period between Christmas and New Year is for many a pot of unstructured time that can lapse into a wasteland of mindless eating and slumping in front of the TV. The days are short and energy levels are low. But this time is perfect for reflecting on the year that’s gone and planning the year ahead. Take a life audit of 2014 as a basis to plan for 2015.
By Shannon Polly December 30, 2014 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
Yesterday, I set the stage with reflections on the teamwork character strength and then explored one way to build this strength. Today I’ll follow up with three more approaches. All of these approaches involve forgetting self-interest and thinking about the group as a whole. Put on your director hat, take that 30,000-foot view, and see what happens. The show doesn’t go on unless everyone pitches in.
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.
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