I recently gave notice at the job I have held for the last eleven months. I place special emphasis on the word “job” because the actual day-to-day work in no…
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(S)he’s just not that into “Authentic Happiness”
Positive Psychology changed my life. When I discovered Positive Psychology, I found an articulation of something that I had always been searching for. I resonated with the concept of the…
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Sure they’ll think you are smart, but will they want to work for you?
Since early November, I have been giving a series of positive-psychology-based continuing legal education (CLE) seminars across Tennessee. Starting last month, I was also advertising for and interviewing candidates for…
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Over ten years ago I came across a book that caught my eye. At the time I did not recognized the author by name and I was not familiar with…
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Positive Psychology & Institutions: Highlights From a Panel Discussion
NOTE: In Senia Maymin’s New Year’s Day article, she writes, “Positive Psychology is the study of positive subjective experiences, positive traits, and positive institutions.” This article is about the later. I…
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The Energy of Gratitude
Last weekend, I was at a gathering of college friends when one of them mentioned that her daughter had attended an Orthodox Jewish day camp one summer where she’d learned…
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Positive Psychology and Person-Job Fit
Does this new upstart subfield within psychology called positive psychology have anything to add to the domain of people in the workplace? If positive psychology is all about positive emotions and human flourishing, what can it say about our work life and how to be happiest and flourishing in it?
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Rewiring Your Remote Control Builds Character
Cash or credit? I handed over the plastic to the gas station attendant on the Garden State Parkway. It was very early on a Saturday and there was only one…
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The Right Fit Makes a Difference
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Not everything works in every environment. This we know. All of us have committed a faux pas at one time or…
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Compete in Your Game in 2007– Stay Focused on Your Goals
Stop! The New Year is here! What are your resolutions? What are you going to do this year?! Many of you are thinking about what you want to achieve in…
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What is Positive Psychology?
What is this part of the human belief system that wants us to do well, to succeed, and to feel great? It’s the most natural part of who we are. It’s not only ingrained in our bodies and central nervous systems, but it also shows in our beliefs, our actions, and our surroundings. It’s the part of us that has recently come to be studied in a new field called Positive Psychology.
Alex Sternick is an expert and internationally recognized practitioner of the Art of Nonsense and Laughter Therapy.