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What Good can Positive Business Accomplish in the World?
By Giselle Nicholson  
June 10, 2014 – 12:40 pm | 6 Comments
Bottom Lines

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.

Full-bodied Positive Psychology (July 2 is New Early Bird CPPA Conf. Deadline)
By Lisa Sansom  
June 9, 2014 – 9:19 am | One Comment
Sunset Yoga

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.)

Fifth Annual Positive Movie Awards: Recognizing 2013
By Ryan Niemiec  
June 6, 2014 – 10:58 am | 2 Comments
Walter Mitty

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.

Kidding Ourselves (Book Review)
By Sherri Fisher  
June 4, 2014 – 9:24 am | No Comment

With this book, you will learn how kidding yourself is a power that your brain uses for good. Even if we are kidding ourselves, explains Hallinan, self-delusion serves a valuable role in our lives.

Happiness – Just Do It!
By Bridget Grenville-Cleave  
June 2, 2014 – 10:43 am | 14 Comments
Happy mid summer guys in Gotland

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.

Margaret Greenberg on PPND TV
By Senia Maymin  
May 30, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment

Welcome to the third episode of PPND TV, an interview with executive coach and author, Margaret Greenberg.

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 with researchers and practitioners.

The Write to Flourish
By Fiona Parashar  
May 29, 2014 – 10:17 am | 6 Comments
Well-thumbed journal

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?

How to Command a Room: Suggestions for Positive Presenting
By Shannon Polly  
May 27, 2014 – 11:40 am | 26 Comments
Shannon on stage

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.

Senia Maymin on PPND TV
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.

Positive Psychology in Different Populations
By Lisa Sansom  
May 19, 2014 – 11:07 am | 3 Comments
Resilience in Africa

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.