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  • When to Ditch the Present Moment

    Imperfect Spirituality
    Polly Campbell
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Sure we can find plenty to stress about – How will I pay the bills? What will the test results show? What if these shows don’t look good with this skirt? – but the BIGGEST source of our stress comes from ruminating about the future. That’s right. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about RIGHT NOW, when the check engine light is blinking and the station wagon is filled with kidlets holding ice cream cones, we go and worry about something that MIGHT happen two weeks from now. Maybe. Perhaps. What’s up with that? I call it what-iffing. What if my kid doesn’t learn to read? What…
  • Do You Have Executive Presence?

    Michelle Mcquaid
    mmq
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    When you walk into a room at work are people naturally drawn to you? When you sit at a meeting table do others ask to hear your thoughts? When there’s a decision to be made do people seek our your ideas? If you’re wavering in your responses chances are you’re missing what researchers have found is an essential component to getting ahead at work … executive presence. Reported to account, on average, for 25 percent of what it takes to get promoted, understanding how to project confidence, stay poised under pressure and be authentic are clearly skills worth having. But if you’re not…
  • Promises of Contemplative Science: Plasticity and Aging Well

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    Jan Stanley
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    By Jan Stanley - Mind & Life LogoMy heart is full as I review my notes from the Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies 2014 (ISCS), which took place in Boston from October 30 to November 2 last year. I feel my shoulders relax, my breathing deepen, and my lips gently smiling. Why do I describe these sensations so precisely? I do it because the field of contemplative studies is about noticing, about being mindfully aware. Contemplative practices are activities that engage us in deep observation or reflection. Meditation has been a centerpiece of the research,…
  • Superman is Among Us

    The Psychology of Wellbeing
    Jeremy McCarthy
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    Superman is Among Us, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo: Courtesy of Laird Hamilton Laird Hamilton is a superman. I don’t just mean that in the sense of being my hero (although he is that.) I mean that he has superhuman capabilities, can do things that other people can’t, and is able to survive things that would kill most of us mere mortals. On a surfboard, he is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and is able to surf waves that are bigger than tall buildings. Laird Hamilton is just one example of a new breed of superhumans Steven Kotler highlights in his…
  • How To Remain Calm In A Noisy World

    Motivational Memo Blog
    Peter G. James Sinclair
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Throughout the years it has been, and is still my goal to remain in a state of calm – a stability that is driven from within, and that remains unaffected by what is happening without. There are so many forces – particularly in this media-driven generation – that would seek to draw away our attention from our internal mission and our God-given assignment. And it is for that reason that we must constantly guard our personal radar from being jammed or interfered with. For true reception rises from the heart and soul of a man or woman, and what a…
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    Positive Psychology News Daily

  • Promises of Contemplative Science: Plasticity and Aging Well

    Jan Stanley
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    By Jan Stanley - Mind & Life LogoMy heart is full as I review my notes from the Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies 2014 (ISCS), which took place in Boston from October 30 to November 2 last year. I feel my shoulders relax, my breathing deepen, and my lips gently smiling. Why do I describe these sensations so precisely? I do it because the field of contemplative studies is about noticing, about being mindfully aware. Contemplative practices are activities that engage us in deep observation or reflection. Meditation has been a centerpiece of the research,…
  • Something More than an Ugly Truth

    Homaira Kabir
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    By Homaira Kabir - “The ugly sap us of our spirit and our energy.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche My mother’s family was known for their beauty. Although we lived abroad and I was not very familiar with my aunts when I was little, the youngest of the three was always my favorite. She was the most beautiful. I had no problem admitting the reason for my childlike fascination.     Lovely goddessAs I grew older, I became close to my second aunt because she lived in the same city that we do. I also enjoyed my oldest aunt’s company because she was simply hilarious. But still I…
  • Love & Purpose : Happiness with Extra Bandwidth

    Miriam Akhtar
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    By Miriam Akhtar -    Chris JohnstoneThe Bristol Happiness Lectures were an annual event at the University of Bristol set up by Dr Chris Johnstone, the co-author with Joanna Macy of Active Hope, a book that makes the connection between personal and planetary well-being. When Chris relocated to the wilds of North-East Scotland, he asked me to help transform the Happiness Lectures from a local into a free global event by taking it online. The 2014 Happiness Lectures Online explored the concept of Sustainable Well-being. For the 2015 Happiness Lectures we have chosen the theme of…
  • Read NOW: Events for the International Day of Happiness starting TONIGHT at 8pm ET – March 19, 2015

    Editor K.H.B.
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    By Editor K.H.B. - March 20th is the third annual International Day of Happiness declared by the United Nations. Here are two ways you can get GREAT CONTENT on positive psychology for free starting today for a limited time. All specific times mentioned below are Eastern Time zone, GMT-4. Starting at 8pm on Thursday, March 19 through 8pm on Friday, March 20: Click HERE NOW to watch a 24-hour live stream of incredible speakers.   Starting today, March 19: Click HERE NOW for the Virtual Conference for the International Day of Happiness. After March 26, the virtual conference is no longer…
  • Better Than Before (Book Review)

    Lisa Sansom
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    By Lisa Sansom -  Review of Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Released yesterday. Dear Gretchen: I read your first book about happiness titled The Happiness Project and enjoyed it. I had just started my Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, and your book was part science, part philosophy, and part experimentation where n=1, as you tested various happiness interventions on yourself. I thought it was a good book, and I later used it as the basis for my own (now defunct) Very Slow Book Club where we read one chapter every…
 
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Superman is Among Us

    Jeremy McCarthy
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    Superman is Among Us, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo: Courtesy of Laird Hamilton Laird Hamilton is a superman. I don’t just mean that in the sense of being my hero (although he is that.) I mean that he has superhuman capabilities, can do things that other people can’t, and is able to survive things that would kill most of us mere mortals. On a surfboard, he is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and is able to surf waves that are bigger than tall buildings. Laird Hamilton is just one example of a new breed of superhumans Steven Kotler highlights in his…
  • Talking to Kids During Tough Times

    Amy Kite
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Talking to Kids During Tough Times, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This is a guest by post by Amy Kite, the author of “Divorce: What About Me?” and “Cancer, Cancer Go Away!” To learn more about Amy or her children’s books on tough topics, please visit her website: http://amyleekite.com.  Photo courtesy of swambo Even as adults, many people simply don’t like talking about death. It’s scary; it’s a concept that is hard to grasp; and, it’s just not fun to delve into that dark abyss. The same is true for many other tough topics such as divorce and illness. So, if we adults…
  • Drowning in Stuff

    Jeremy McCarthy
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Drowning in Stuff, from The Psychology of Wellbeing On a recent family vacation, I arrived to Bali wearing a green t-shirt with the “Biofreeze” trademark emblazoned across the chest. It was one of six t-shirts I had brought on the journey with the intention of leaving them behind at the end of the trip. To be clear, there was nothing wrong with the Biofreeze t-shirt. It was brand new (I received it for free at a recent spa conference and the flight to Bali was the first time I had worn it.) It was made of comfortable, high-quality cotton, was a pleasing green color, and who wouldn’t…
  • Movement and Stillness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Movement and Stillness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The greatest irony of modern life is that the two things we need more of are movement and stillness.  Our bodies and minds evolved to live a life of balance between activity and rest, but modern lifestyle seems to prevent us from doing either very well. Modern conveniences and technology, for example, have stifled our movement patterns. We use cars, elevators and escalators to move us from point A to point B. When we do walk, we do so on paved paths that have been cleared so we don’t have to be concerned with uneven surfaces or…
  • How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter

    Jeremy McCarthy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The internet is making us stronger, faster and fitter. But this is not the story that we usually like to tell. The more popular version is that the internet is causing us to spend more time sitting at desks, staring at screens, and making us more sedentary than ever before. And there is some truth to this. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. To understand another side to this story, let me take you back to my youth as a scrawny, unathletic, awkward teenager in the pre-internet years (yes, I’m…
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    Motivational Memo Blog

  • How To Remain Calm In A Noisy World

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Throughout the years it has been, and is still my goal to remain in a state of calm – a stability that is driven from within, and that remains unaffected by what is happening without. There are so many forces – particularly in this media-driven generation – that would seek to draw away our attention from our internal mission and our God-given assignment. And it is for that reason that we must constantly guard our personal radar from being jammed or interfered with. For true reception rises from the heart and soul of a man or woman, and what a…
  • Is Looking Forward Holding You Back?

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Post written by Jack Grabon. What are you looking forward to right now?  Think about it for a moment.  Perhaps it’s your next meal, the end of a long day, the weekend, an upcoming vacation, meeting that special someone, financial independence, you name it.  And I’m willing to bet you’re comforted by having something to look forward to.  Nothing wrong with that, or is there? Looking forward to things is essentially living for the future.  This can be a convenient escape when we’re not happy with our current predicament.  I first noticed this one evening at work.
  • 40 Essential Things You Must Do Before You Die

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. There is an abiding principle that should form the foundation of our lives as we traverse the years upon planet earth. And here it is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And here is my expansion and application of that powerful principle… 1. Show respect. 2. Keep your word. 3. Pursue excellence in all that you do. 4. Take the time to listen. 5. Be a giver more than a receiver. 6. Think the best of others. 7. Encourage others to become the best they can possibly become. 8. Offer a timely and encouraging word. 9. Say sorry. 10. Smile…
  • 4 Outstanding Outcomes From Life’s Hard Times

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Post written by Kateline Jefferson. No one enjoys going through hard times – they are anxiety-producing; they are outright depressing; and they can literally “stall” us. It’s so easy to say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Tell that to the person who has lost a job and can’t find another; tell that to the person who has lost a loved one; tell that to the person whose home has just been foreclosed. Making lemonade out of these situations is not easy, and there’s no magic formula that “works” for everyone. There are, however, certain things that all of us can do…
  • 4 Dynamic Actions Towards Outstanding Success

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. The one thing I like predominantly about hanging around winners is that they force me to continue to seek ways to improve. I remember reading about Sam Walton – the founder of the mighty Wal-Mart chain. He would make it his habit to regularly visit his competition, and if he ever found one idea that they were doing well, he would immediately adapt it and roll it out into his stores. He was always seeking ways to improve his business. And that’s how we should live our lives. Whenever we come across a better or a smarter way of doing something we…
 
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  • Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    At the beginning of a relationship we are filled with so much infatuation and hope, we ignore the red flags and further invest in the relationship which may ultimately not be in our best interests. The post Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Many “accidents” are avoidable because they are the result of us not paying attention, not being careful and cautious, not seeing the handwriting on the wall. The post Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Resistance

    Walter Jacobson
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Pay attention. Recognize resistance. And either disengage or proceed with caution. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble. The post How To Deal With Resistance appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Toxic People

    Walter Jacobson
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    When you can’t avoid toxic people in your space, you can neutralize their negativity with your mind. The post How To Deal With Toxic People appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Feelings Aren’t Facts

    Walter Jacobson
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    When someone says something and we feel they are attacking us, we assume the feeling is a fact, we get defensive and angry, we attack back. But oftentimes the feeling is irrational, it’s based on our insecurities, our low self-esteem, and if we take the time to not react, to look at the data, we may discover that we are misinterpreting, overreacting, catastrophizing, and that we don’t need to go there. If we make this choice, we are happier, our relationships are healthier, our lives get better. The post Feelings Aren’t Facts appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Superman is Among Us

    Jeremy McCarthy
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    Superman is Among Us, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo: Courtesy of Laird Hamilton Laird Hamilton is a superman. I don’t just mean that in the sense of being my hero (although he is that.) I mean that he has superhuman capabilities, can do things that other people can’t, and is able to survive things that would kill most of us mere mortals. On a surfboard, he is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and is able to surf waves that are bigger than tall buildings. Laird Hamilton is just one example of a new breed of superhumans Steven Kotler highlights in his…
  • Talking to Kids During Tough Times

    Amy Kite
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Talking to Kids During Tough Times, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This is a guest by post by Amy Kite, the author of “Divorce: What About Me?” and “Cancer, Cancer Go Away!” To learn more about Amy or her children’s books on tough topics, please visit her website: http://amyleekite.com.  Photo courtesy of swambo Even as adults, many people simply don’t like talking about death. It’s scary; it’s a concept that is hard to grasp; and, it’s just not fun to delve into that dark abyss. The same is true for many other tough topics such as divorce and illness. So, if we adults…
  • Drowning in Stuff

    Jeremy McCarthy
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Drowning in Stuff, from The Psychology of Wellbeing On a recent family vacation, I arrived to Bali wearing a green t-shirt with the “Biofreeze” trademark emblazoned across the chest. It was one of six t-shirts I had brought on the journey with the intention of leaving them behind at the end of the trip. To be clear, there was nothing wrong with the Biofreeze t-shirt. It was brand new (I received it for free at a recent spa conference and the flight to Bali was the first time I had worn it.) It was made of comfortable, high-quality cotton, was a pleasing green color, and who wouldn’t…
  • Movement and Stillness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Movement and Stillness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The greatest irony of modern life is that the two things we need more of are movement and stillness.  Our bodies and minds evolved to live a life of balance between activity and rest, but modern lifestyle seems to prevent us from doing either very well. Modern conveniences and technology, for example, have stifled our movement patterns. We use cars, elevators and escalators to move us from point A to point B. When we do walk, we do so on paved paths that have been cleared so we don’t have to be concerned with uneven surfaces or…
  • How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter

    Jeremy McCarthy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The internet is making us stronger, faster and fitter. But this is not the story that we usually like to tell. The more popular version is that the internet is causing us to spend more time sitting at desks, staring at screens, and making us more sedentary than ever before. And there is some truth to this. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. To understand another side to this story, let me take you back to my youth as a scrawny, unathletic, awkward teenager in the pre-internet years (yes, I’m…
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Law of Attraction: A Complete System

    Jeannette
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Yesterday my facebook husband forwarded an article explaining why law of attraction isn’t enough to make the differences we want. The author wrote that there are three schools of thought about creating success (mindset, action, and tools/techniques) and that most teachers focus only on one but we actually need all three to succeed. He’s not the first one to say that LOA isn’t enough … that anyone who relies on the power of their thoughts to get what they want is sure to be disappointed. I’ve also heard others say it’s all well and good to entertain…
  • Evolution of an Affirmation

    Jeannette
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    I say the words and they feel ridiculous. Impossible even. But I know how this works … I keep saying the words. I say the words and they feel far away. I keep saying the words. I say the words and my gremlin tells why it can’t be so; why this can only end in disappointment. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they begin to feel familiar. I’m getting used to the idea. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they start to feel possible. Belief is taking root. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they feel within reach. This might happen. I keep saying the…
  • How to Not Hold Anything Against Anyone Any More

    Jeannette
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Holding resentments and grudges is a great way to mess up our alignment. Which is why so many spiritual teachers talk about practicing forgiveness. I’ve never been a big fan of forgiveness, though, because in order to practice it one is required to assume the position of “someone done me wrong.” Conscious creators know that ultimately there’s no such thing as a ‘victim’ since we only get what we vibrate. Nothing happens to us that we’re not already aligned with. So forgiveness has never lit me up because I can’t really buy into the belief that…
  • Using LOA to Pass the Test

    Jeannette
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This is for those who want to know how to engage law of attraction to make sure they pass the big test. Whether it’s a driver’s test, a citizenship test, an audition, a college entrance exam, a disease screening, a pregnancy check, school finals, a drug test, or whatever – savvy creators know to put law of attraction on their side when the results matter. Here’s how to do that: 1. Practice feeling now how you would feel when you get the results you want. Feel the relief, the excitement, the pride or the accomplishment. Whatever you would feel when you ace this test,…
  • The Vibration of Rallies, Protests and Petitions

    Jeannette
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Many conscious creators care deeply about planet earth, its inhabitants, and the well being of all humanity. Many of us express that care by being proactive in our support for change. But sometimes those efforts to create positive change are couched in negativity. (As in when we push against what we don’t want rather than support what we do want.) Which LOA savvy folks know doesn’t actually promote the outcome we prefer. In my experience, it’s been easy to get on the wrong side of something, even knowing this LOA truth. Yet it also doesn’t feel super fab (to me) to…
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  • Write Down What You Want !

    Baker
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Knowing what you want in life. Do you know what it is? Truth, is most people don’t know what they want. Sure, they want what society tells them is important. But, is what you want really connected with your life’s purpose? Is What You Want Written Down on Paper? Better yet, do you have what [...]
  • 2 Tips To Letting Go of The Past

    Baker
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    The past. Are you completely done with it? Truth is if you are hanging on to the past, you probably aren’t really living fully in the present moment. The past actually does’t really exist. The only thing that really exist is the here and now. One of the reasons many people live in the past [...]
  • Living Your Authentic Truth : 2 Simple Tips

    Baker
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You can live a life of authenticity. However, what I have discovered most in society are programmed to not live and share their true nature. There are truly an amazing energy that flows from within you when you begin to honoure your own inner authentic truth. The level of freedom you receive when you begin [...]
  • 2 Tips For a Magnificent Life

    Baker
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A magnificent life. Do you have it? Sure, some want to have one. But, why is is that most struggle and watch things happen. While others make things happen. Why do some don’t manifest a magnificent life ? There are many reasons for this. One of them is that some aren’t clear on their big [...]
  • How To Develop Patience. 2 Simple Tips.

    Baker
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Patience. Is it something you have? Most will say actually they would want to be more patient. The reason for this varies from person to person. But the truth is that patience is the driving force for manifesting all the good that you want to manifest in your life. Sometimes, it’s not a rush you [...]
 
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  • Getting Things Done (2.0)

    Rob Archer
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Perhaps in common with other people who run their own business, I am mildly obsessed by productivity techniques.  From apps that help organise work, manage attention, to ways of filtering emails and using technology to help limit the impact of technology – I am always a bit obsessive interested. One of the best productivity systems is David Allen’s Getting Things Done, where he explains why we need a system (a ‘second brain’) which we trust if we are to work without   distraction. It’s great stuff, but I think ACT has much to add to his system, in particular…
  • What a Country GP Can Teach You About Fame and Fortune

    Rachel Collis
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    My father was a doctor. When he finished medical school, he planned to pursue a career with some prestige attached to it. He was going to become a surgeon or physician in some teaching hospital. He would work his way up the hierarchy until he was like Sir Lancelot Spratt, with a host of nurses, doctors, medical students and sundry allied health professionals traipsing after him, writing down his pronouncements and doing his bidding. My mother had a different view of what sort of life would suit them and she persuaded my dad to instead become a country GP in a relatively poor part of…
  • Creating Nurturing Environments

    Rachel Collis
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:52 pm
    I want to highly recommend this podcast to you. Trent Codd talking with Anthony Biglan about creating nurturing environments. Key points for me: There are now many randomised controlled trials of family and community interventions that have been shown to make a significant difference to the development of children and adolescents. We now have the science to impact on problems that we used to think were intractable. Helping parents let go of harsh, critical or coercive approaches and become more nurturing, supportive, loving and caring is important. If we want to build well being then we need…
  • How Mindfulness And Compassion Could Help You Do What Really Matters

    Rachel Collis
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    The end of one year and the beginning of another is often an opportunity to torment ourselves with difficult questions: Did I give enough energy to the things that really matter to me? Did I give too much energy to things that aren’t important in the long term? Did I live my values? (To get a visual picture of this, you might fill out Tobias Lundgren’s Values Bulls Eye.) When you review the previous year, it is likely that you have done well in some areas of your life and have some regrets about others. We often don’t devote as much time and energy as we would like, to what really…
  • 2014 in review

    Rob Archer
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.
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  • 5 Ways To Be Braver At Work

    mmq
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Ever sat in a meeting thinking, “If only I had the guts?” Perhaps you found yourself playing it safe rather than speaking up, suggesting a change or taking a chance only to regret it later? There is no doubt, that from time to time, most of us wish we were a little braver when it comes to saying and doing what we think really needs to be done in our work. Be it a difficult conversation that needs to had, a negotiation on which we have to hold firm, or an opportunity that we believe needs to be seized, bravery at the office is not the absence of fear but the ability to triumph over it. But…
  • Want To Use Your Strengths Each Day At Work?

    mmq
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    If you had eleven minutes each day to just – shine and do what you do best at work – where would you start? Would you learn something new each day? Take the time to really connect with a colleague? Make some space for creativity? Today 5 out of every 10 people report they have the opportunity to do what they do best each day at work – an increase of 30% over the last decade. As a result they tell us that they feel more engaged and energized, that what they do makes a difference and is appreciated and are much more likely to describe themselves as flourishing. How are they getting these…
  • 3 Fascinating Ways To Improve Your Wellbeing

    mmq
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    When it comes to improving your wellbeing, what would you be willing to try? Instead of fighting food cravings to lose weight, would you be willing to just accept these thoughts? Rather than trying to forget about what’s upsetting you, would you be willing to write about your emotional experiences for around 15 minutes each day, to improve your mental and physical health? Perhaps instead of gritting your teeth next time you feel stressed, you could listen to music to improve your wellbeing in painful environments? With studies suggesting, more than seventy percent of people around the…
  • Do You Have A Strengths Development Plan?

    mmq
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Have you taken a strengths assessment– like StrengthsFinder, the VIA Survey or Realise2 – only to be left wondering what’s next? Just how are you going to use a talent like woo (your ability to win others over), a character strength like love (your desire to develop and foster strong relationships with others), or a realized strength like resolver (your enjoyment of solving problems)? Of course it’s great to discover what you’re good at and actually enjoy doing at work. For most of us it’s even easy to start imagining what our strengths-fuelled future might start to look like.
  • Do You Have Executive Presence?

    mmq
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    When you walk into a room at work are people naturally drawn to you? When you sit at a meeting table do others ask to hear your thoughts? When there’s a decision to be made do people seek our your ideas? If you’re wavering in your responses chances are you’re missing what researchers have found is an essential component to getting ahead at work … executive presence. Reported to account, on average, for 25 percent of what it takes to get promoted, understanding how to project confidence, stay poised under pressure and be authentic are clearly skills worth having. But if you’re not…
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  • Quote 4: Woody Allen

    yamini
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This beautiful quote is included in the post:#####appreciation – 5 easy methods to tame your mind. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” ~ Woody Allen.
  • Quote 3: Augustine of Hippo

    yamini
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This beautiful quote is included in the post: Planning a Surprise Honeymoon “The world is a book and those who do not #travel read only one page.” — Augustine of Hippo
  • Quote 2: Tom Peters

    yamini
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This beautiful quote is included in the post: How to Trick your Mind to Lose Weight Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” —… Read More
  • 10 Reasons I Regret Saying “I Can’t Wait to Grow Up”

    Guest Author
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    When you are little, you think “When I am an adult, I can do whatever I want.” Reality check: that is false! I remember thinking as a kid “I can’t wait to grow up.” My advice to any kid that says that, “Hold off as…
  • Quote 1: The Bhagavad Geeta

    yamini
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This beautiful quote is included in the post: 3 Mistakes you are probably making while you Pray “Whatever happened, happened for the good; whatever is happening, is happening for the good; whatever will happen, will also happen for the good only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not worry for… Read More
 
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    Happyologist

  • Join the Happy Party for a Happy Planet

    Susanna Halonen
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    Isn’t it the best feeling in the world when you are so happy that you want to dance around? When you want to jump up and down from joy and hug everyone you see? I love happiness boosts like this and I often put Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song on to jump around even more. (Yes Happyologist has her crazy moments too! ;) And that’s exactly what I did earlier today. I joined the happy party. I was feeling so high after a good session with a new coaching client that I put ‘Happy’ on and started jumping around. And took some pictures whilst doing it – so I…
  • 6 Shortcuts to Kill Procrastination and Become Happier

    Susanna Halonen
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    At the start of every year I reflect on my Happyologist® business mission and future vision. It’s a great way to look back on how far I’ve come already, and check that the sails are still taking me the right direction. Saying that, it’s quite a big daunting task to explore mission, vision and strategy for my own business. It’s slightly overwhelming to say the least and as a result I have to admit procrastination has taken the driving seat. I’ve been doing everything but thinking about my business direction. Cleaning, riding, extra yoga sessions, booking extra…
  • 5 Steps to Overcome Your Negative Thoughts

    Susanna Halonen
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    Sometimes life feels a bit crap. It feels like everything that could go wrong goes wrong. It’s like the world is against us. And the more we feel like the world is against us, the more negativity we seem to attract – both in our heads and in the world around us. Last week was a bit like that for me (yes Happyologist® has negative thoughts too). Image by Jenny Kaczorowski (Flickr)   My boiler broke resulting in no hot water or heating. The man who was supposed to install the phone line and internet to my new place couldn’t (something to do with a faulty line and lots of…
  • How to Find Love (and Sustain It)

    Susanna Halonen
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Love is a core part of our lives. Without it, life can be dull and meaningless. Without it, we can find ourselves feeling a bit empty and low. And that’s completely normal. We humans are social creatures and we thrive when we love. We love our family, we love our partners, we love our friends. We learn to love ourselves and to love life in itself. Love – in fact – is all around us. That’s why it’s such a powerful force and an important one to regularly reflect on. When we talk about love most of us want to understand how to find love – and how to keep it…
  • From Purpose to Passion [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Have you ever felt like you’ve wanted more purpose in your life? Have you wished your job had more purpose? Or are your just feeling a bit flat and looking for more passion? If you answered yes to any of those questions – or are simply curious about the answers – my latest TEDx talk will help you out. In November I was invited to speak at TEDxSquareMile about the Power of Purpose. I thought it was a perfect match with my obsession with passion – especially as one of the keys to unlock your passion is having purpose! (If you’re curious about these keys have a…
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    StrengthsMining

  • PERMA Reading List: Positive Emotions

    Shaunigan
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Barbara Fredrickson identified 10 positive emotions that Broaden and Build our capacities.  Joy   Joy. Joy emerges when one’s current circumstances present unexpected good fortune. People feel joy, for instance, when receiving good news or a pleasant surprise. Joy creates the urge to play and get involved, or what Frijda (1986)termed free activation, defined as an “aimless, unasked-for readiness to engage in whatever interaction presents itself” (p. 89). The durable resources created through play are the skills acquired through the…
  • Kindness

    Shaunigan
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
  • 7 DAYS, 7 WAYS TO MINDFULNESS

    Shaunigan
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    SMILING MIND, the free Australian mindfulness website and app provides a simply jumpstart into mindfulness while aiming to raise funds for charity. Join the 7 day mindfulness challenge now.
  • Starting the path of Mindfulness part 3: Books

    Shaunigan
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
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  • Starting the path of Mindfulness part 2: For your students

    Shaunigan
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Teachers, mindfulness is terrific for you. It has been shown to result in “significant improvements in stress, wellbeing, mindfulness, and self-compassion” of teachers who learn and practice it. And it has super benefits for students: Increased emotional regulation Increased social skills Increased ability to orient attention Increased working memory and planning and organization Increased self esteem Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self acceptance. Increased quality of sleep Decreased test anxiety Decreased ADHD behaviors- specifically hyperactivity and…
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    Dr. Isaiah Hankel will help you create a focused life.

  • How To Focus Your Life By Cutting Negative People Out Of It

    Isaiah Hankel
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    “Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.” Christopher Barzak (Author, One for Sorrow) “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the f*ck you were going to do anyway.” Robert Downey, Jr. (Actor, Iron Man) “Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.” Dōgen Zenji (Founder, Sōtō School of Zen)   I could feel their eyes burning against my face. I looked over. Yep. They hated me. I’d spent the first two years of high school carefully trying to get the…
  • 5 Keys To Dominating Nervous Energy

    Isaiah Hankel
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    “People who say they’re not nervous – I would be kind of curious to see how successful you are at what you do and how long you’ve done it…Have you separated yourself from everyone else in that craft? Or have you settled amongst the pack?” Randy Johnson (Major League Baseball Pitcher, 2001 World Series MVP) “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” Tony Robbins (Author, Awaken the Giant Within) “I have…
  • Why Your Entire Life Is Your Fault

    Isaiah Hankel
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will–his personal responsibility.” Albert Einstein (Scientist and Nobel Laureate) “It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.” Sophocles (Greek Tragedians and Playwright)  “Happiness depends on ourselves.” Aristotle (Greek Philosopher and Scientist)   I was invincible. Until I turned 28. Then I started having scary symptoms and going to the doctor every week. I was injected with contrast dyes and had CAT scans,…
  • How To Be The Guy Who Crushes It, Not The Guy Who Blows It

    Isaiah Hankel
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    “The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.” Derek Jeter (Former MLB Player, 5X World Series Champion) “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron (Director, Terminator and Alien) “The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.” George R.R. Martin (Author, Song of Fire and Ice)   I’ve blown a lot of big opportunities. Big business deals. Big wrestling matches. Great personal relationships. I’ve messed them…
  • Why You Need To Leave Your Negative Friends Behind

    Isaiah Hankel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day real situations expose fake people so pay attention.” Trent Shelton (Former NFL Wide Receiver) “Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.” Marilyn Monroe (Actress, The Seven Year Itch)…
 
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • Book Review : The Amazing Racist

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    The book “The Amazing Racist “ is the debut novel written by Chhimi Tenduf-La, is a story of an English teacher who is in foreign country Sri Lanka pursuing his career and story revolves around his stay there and why he decides to settle there forever.Book cover: The front cover of the book is well designed and attractive which tempts the reader to start off. The wheel chair in front cover makes one think what is all about and who needs it and suspense it maintained till one reads three fourth of the book.Author: Chimmi Tenduf-La is half English; half Tibetan grew up in Hong Kong,…
  • Roar Of Victory - Haiku

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    sourceRunning on race trackHeart beat soaring each second Aim is set todayCrossed the final lineTime to assess the hard workScream of contentment HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.@ Meenal
  • Looking Back - Landay

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    SourceLooking back I sit to deeply thinkwhat I need to take along with me in life ahead.I take many lessons, friends alongmended hearts with smiles and satisfaction to nurture.This is Landay series, it is originated in Afghanistan. It is a folk couplet that is oral in nature 22 syllables broken into two couplets (nine in the first, thirteen in the second).Sharing with BJ Shadorma & Beyond, Poetry Jam - Looking Back. @Sonal
  • Thank you for Versatile Blogger Award/ Very Inspiring Blogger Award

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Being a blogger we strongly believe that the power in writing is indispensable; this is a precious asset, which is owned by blessed ones. A write up can exhilarate tremendous strength that touches the soul. If a ray of light is a writer then it has the power to diffract through a prism, which can paint the world in any of the seven colors. Around one year before when we started our painting with words, stepped in the blogger community we had no idea and were little anxious as how things will turn into but now we are pleased to share with you all that we have more than 150 posts in our pocket.
  • Time to Rejuvenate

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Life is filled with lots of ups and downs; sometimes it takes a full swing and at times the path leading to our destination seems bumpy. These things give jitters and make us feel low and lonely. At that instant of time we badly need somebody beside us or we try to divert our mind by spending time with the company we feel comfortable with. There is a lot of strength in togetherness and I believe that, Life = Being together.Being a mom I find solace when my kids are around. Children are life of a house, their innocent questions often make us dumb stuck. They care for every little thing, very…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • Videos for Happiness, Forgiveness and Success

    Walter Jacobson
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
          The post Videos for Happiness, Forgiveness and Success appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    At the beginning of a relationship we are filled with so much infatuation and hope, we ignore the red flags and further invest in the relationship which may ultimately not be in our best interests. The post Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Many “accidents” are avoidable because they are the result of us not paying attention, not being careful and cautious, not seeing the handwriting on the wall. The post Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Resistance

    Walter Jacobson
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Pay attention. Recognize resistance. And either disengage or proceed with caution. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble. The post How To Deal With Resistance appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Toxic People

    Walter Jacobson
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    When you can’t avoid toxic people in your space, you can neutralize their negativity with your mind. The post How To Deal With Toxic People appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Is Positive Psychology Only for the Good Times?

    Kristen Truempy
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    There is this notion that positive psychology, with its focus on gratitude, strengths or positive emotions is great if you are doing well in life. But is it really helpful in tough times? After all, positive psychologists explicitly point out that they are not trying to rid a depressed person of their condition or help accident victims or people who lost a loved one. That’s what the clinical psychologists are for, right? Instead positive psychology was designed to make people who don’t suffer from any clinically diagnosable condition feel better about themselves and the world.I…
  • All the Theories of Positive Emotions You Need to Know

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    “Each emotion is distinguished not by its function, but by the adaptive challenges of the situation in which it is useful”.                                                                                                                               Randolph M. Nesse (2005)There are well-known reasons for experiencing negative emotions such as fear, anger or disgust. Fear makes us run or avoid somthing, anger evokes confrontation or aggression, and disgust induces revulsion or nausea (Peterson, 2006).Negative emotions are…
  • Positive Psychology Conference in Beijing in July 2015

    Reham Al Taher
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Between the days of July 3rd and the 6th of 2015, the 3rd China International Conference on Positive Psychology and The 2nd Asian-Pacific Conference on Applied Psychology will take be taking place.This is an exciting event for anyone to partake, as it will be filled with a surplus of experience and knowledge that will be valuable for anyone to learn. It has been organized by Tsinghua University’s Department of Psychology and it is co-hosted by the International Positive Psychology Association and the Ministry of Education in China.Where will this conference be held?The conference will…
  • Positive Parenting Program: How to Increase your Parenting Skills?

    Nhu Tran
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    The relationship between parents and their children can have a great influence on their psychological and social well-being. However, parents are not always prepared to be parents, especially when they do not have support from their families or partners.The Positive Parenting Program – The Triple P – is a system designed to prevent and treat severe emotional, behavioral and developmental problems in children.What is Triple P?Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is described as  “a multilevel, preventively oriented parenting and family support strategy” (Sanders, 1999). This…
  • PP Coaching Workshop with Dr. Robert Biswas Diener

    Reham Al Taher
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Dr. Robert Diener, the pioneer of PP coaching, is inviting you all to attend this highly experiential workshop that you can learn and use skills that can be applied to coaching, no matter what your personal model or philosophy is.When and Where Is This Taking Place?The workshop will take place between September 12 to the 15th, 2015.The location of the workshop will be in Rosenheim (near Munich) at the 83022 Rosenheim conference center.The language of instruction will be in EnglishWhy Should You Join?The workshop will be led by Dr. Robert Diener who will introduce to you positive psychology…
 
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    Happiness India Project

  • 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes

    Sandip Roy
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   We wanted to have a collection of some of the best Positive Psychology quotes in picture-quote format. We wanted to include everyone who is or was Who’s Who of positive psychology. But we wanted to include quotes by the giants which would qualify as positive psychology from before 1998, when positive psychology was formally introduced to the world by Martin Seligman along with Christopher Peterson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Ed Diener. So, as we searched through the publicly available resources,…
  • What Is Success? A Durable Definition!

    Sandip Roy
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   Maya Angelou in an oft-quoted remark said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”  The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus put it this way, “If we’re not happy, then we’re not successful.”  The Macmillan dictionary describes success – as a metaphor – as, “Being successful is like being high up.” The Oxford dictionary defines success as “the attainment of fame, wealth, or social…
  • Are Extroverts Happier Than Introverts?

    Sandip Roy
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   “Welcome to the party! Come right in – join in the fun! Let me take you around to meet some great guys!” If that’s the kind of welcome you receive at the door of a common friend’s party, the first thought that flashes through your mind is, ‘I like this person! She’s cool.’ Are Extroverts Happier Than Us? So, you like her ‘cool quotient’. Now, if anyone is to ask what you mean by ‘cool’, you probably would offer these explanations: She loves people. She is socially…
  • Profits And Happiness: Work-Life Balance

    Sandip Roy
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   Profits And Happiness: There isn’t much time for self-reflection when you are advising on company takeovers but at Irish corporate law firm William Fry they are giving themselves some serious thought. In between drafting contracts and negotiating deals, over 70 of the firm’s partners are mapping out how they spend their time, from meetings with clients to games of tennis with friends, and then considering how engaged they were at each activity. The analysis, charted using an online app, is…
  • Measure Your Happiness | Test Your Personality

    Sandip Roy
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   Do you want to find out how happy you are? ‘Your Happiness Assessment’ is a personality test that assesses 14 different factors that influence your happiness. By evaluating yourself, you can find out improving which specific areas can help you create more happiness in your life. This test was developed from the International Personality Item Pool – a collaborative effort by personality researchers to develop advanced measures of individual differences. The results descriptions are…
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    Mary Anne Horsman

  • Love Listens

    Mary Anne Horsman
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Loving communication is an essential part of any healthy relationship. This includes your relationship with yourself. In fact, being able to have a successful relationship with others requires that you must first understand and honor yourself. Love Listens Before You Speak Communication happens when a message is exchanged from sender to receiver. Then the receiver sends feedback, hopefully confirming that the message was understood. They also have the opportunity to offer a a response with feedback and new information. Before you attempt to deliver a message, it’s best…
  • 4 Simple Steps to a More Loving Attitude

    Mary Anne Horsman
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman Attitude isn’t everything . . . But pretty darn close! Think about it. Your attitude, or your state of mind, affects how you think, feel and behave. The same situation that would cause major upset with one attitude takes on a whole different meaning when you process it with a new attitude. Improve your attitude, improve your life. Get in a Loving state of mind and feel yourself elevate to a higher level of being. Here are 4 simple steps to a more Loving attitude. ♥ Start With Gratitude Focus on what you already have to be thankful for. This immediately improves your…
  • Love & Leadership

    Mary Anne Horsman
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Mary Anne Horsman We may not all be born to be a leader of many, but we all lead at least one VERY important person ~ Yourself. And really, to be a leader of many, this is the task you must truly master. You are the only person that can control your thoughts, your emotions, your words and your actions. You lead yourself in whatever direction you let your thoughts, emotions, words and actions take you. So getting some help in choosing and taming what goes on in your head is vital when it comes to moving in a positive direction. Follow in Happy Footsteps Leaders are those that teach Love with…
  • Who’s Your Favorite Love Role Model?

    Mary Anne Horsman
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman One reason I write The Love Post is because I grew up in a family where Love was top priority. I feel so fortunate to have my parents example of living according to the principle that we must take care of each other. My sisters and I were taught that Loving every person is very important. I remember Mom saying, “You don’t have to like everyone, but you Love everyone.” Role Models are Everywhere! Maybe you didn’t grow up in a home where Love was a daily focus. Perhaps it was never openly discussed or demonstrated. Thankfully, you’ve decided to…
  • The 5 E’s of Teaching Love

    Mary Anne Horsman
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Mary Anne Horsman As a student, one of the best ways to learn is to teach. So here are 5 E’s to remember when you’re teaching Love . . . Example The only way we really learn is by example. More than anything someone says, we pay attention to what they do and how they behave instead. If you’re teaching Love, you must focus on demonstrating Love. Be an example of Love by practicing self-care and mindfulness. Act like Love. Be patient, kind, peaceful, joyful. Forgive and continuously come back to the present with openness and compassion. Explicit Communication I’m…
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    Palchoice

  • books to read

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice. This post is for all those book lovers, who like to read and read and read more… I have read all these books while i was preparing for my management entrance exam. I know it sound odd but this is how i started my reading habit. This post can also help all those who are [...] The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
 
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Is Positive Psychology Only for the Good Times?

    Kristen Truempy
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    There is this notion that positive psychology, with its focus on gratitude, strengths or positive emotions is great if you are doing well in life. But is it really helpful in tough times? After all, positive psychologists explicitly point out that they are not trying to rid a depressed person of their condition or help accident victims or people who lost a loved one. That’s what the clinical psychologists are for, right? Instead positive psychology was designed to make people who don’t suffer from any clinically diagnosable condition feel better about themselves and the world.I…
  • All the Theories of Positive Emotions You Need to Know

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    “Each emotion is distinguished not by its function, but by the adaptive challenges of the situation in which it is useful”.                                                                                                                               Randolph M. Nesse (2005)There are well-known reasons for experiencing negative emotions such as fear, anger or disgust. Fear makes us run or avoid somthing, anger evokes confrontation or aggression, and disgust induces revulsion or nausea (Peterson, 2006).Negative emotions are…
  • Positive Psychology Conference in Beijing in July 2015

    Reham Al Taher
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Between the days of July 3rd and the 6th of 2015, the 3rd China International Conference on Positive Psychology and The 2nd Asian-Pacific Conference on Applied Psychology will take be taking place.This is an exciting event for anyone to partake, as it will be filled with a surplus of experience and knowledge that will be valuable for anyone to learn. It has been organized by Tsinghua University’s Department of Psychology and it is co-hosted by the International Positive Psychology Association and the Ministry of Education in China.Where will this conference be held?The conference will…
  • Positive Parenting Program: How to Increase your Parenting Skills?

    Nhu Tran
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    The relationship between parents and their children can have a great influence on their psychological and social well-being. However, parents are not always prepared to be parents, especially when they do not have support from their families or partners.The Positive Parenting Program – The Triple P – is a system designed to prevent and treat severe emotional, behavioral and developmental problems in children.What is Triple P?Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is described as  “a multilevel, preventively oriented parenting and family support strategy” (Sanders, 1999). This…
  • PP Coaching Workshop with Dr. Robert Biswas Diener

    Reham Al Taher
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Dr. Robert Diener, the pioneer of PP coaching, is inviting you all to attend this highly experiential workshop that you can learn and use skills that can be applied to coaching, no matter what your personal model or philosophy is.When and Where Is This Taking Place?The workshop will take place between September 12 to the 15th, 2015.The location of the workshop will be in Rosenheim (near Munich) at the 83022 Rosenheim conference center.The language of instruction will be in EnglishWhy Should You Join?The workshop will be led by Dr. Robert Diener who will introduce to you positive psychology…
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    Happy Fix® - Get My Happy Fix

  • A Lesson from Les Mis

    Stacy Menzies
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix This week, my youngest son was in a high school production of Les Misérables.  He played Javert, a police  inspector who was born to criminals.  When he becomes an adult, he joins law enforcement and with laser focus, makes it his life’s mission to hunt down and imprison Jean Valjean, the “good guy” lead in the play.  Javert is principled, single-minded, and at the end of the play (spoiler alert) dead because he cannot reconcile compromising his growing feeling that the law is not always moral.Javert is a good example of digging your…
  • Deciding What Hill to Die On

    Stacy Menzies
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy FixDaily, we are presented with challenges.  Some of them are of our own making.  Others come from people or  institutions.  In looking at each of these challenges, we have to decide whether it is worth it to fight to overcome them or turn away from them.  As my husband says, “You’ve got to decide what hill you want to die on.”This  weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma.  Fifty years ago, institutionalized racism was the norm.  The challenges seemed insurmountable but with incredible leadership and the support of…
  • Blue? Gold? Black? White? Who Cares?

    Stacy Menzies
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix This past week, I watched as my Facebook news feed blew up.  The culprit?  The dress.  You know the one.  It’s gold and white……..or blue and black…..Awww heck, I’m not sure what it is but it littered my status updates and got me pretty irritated. Clearly, it was not my Happy Fix.I love a healthy debate.  I’ve been known to dig my heels in on something I feel passionately about.  I will go toe to toe with somebody until one of us brushes off the “We’ll just have to agree to disagree,” line so we can both get on with our…
  • A Major Christian Grey Area

    Stacy Menzies
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    When the book 50 Shades of Grey came out I made a conscious decision not to read it. The book was described to me in terms of a young woman who falls under the spell of an older man. She makes it her mission to change the man. I’m not judging the book or those who read it. Like I said, I’ve never read it so I don’t have much of an opinion on it. My decision was predicated on the idea that a woman, or anybody for that matter, would subjugate themselves with the desired purpose of changing somebody else.I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve never entered into a relationship with the idea…
  • Happiness is Personal

    Stacy Menzies
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    I’m often asked “What is Happy Fix?”  It’s a completely legitimate question that I, sometimes,  have trouble answering because it’s so personal. It really doesn’t lend itself to an answer in the form of a 30-second elevator pitch.  Yes, it’s a company.  Yes, it’s a lifestyle brand.  Yes it’s a line of products.  But most important, Happy Fix is a mind set.  It’s a commitment to live the best life you can with the hand you’ve been dealt (props to Oprah for the “live your best life” concept).Last summer, I had a conversation with a friend.  While she liked…
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Don’t Let the Routine Crush You

    Polly Campbell
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Personal freedom = personal happiness which makes TOTAL sense to me when I’m hiding in the bathroom hoping the little person here doesn’t come pounding on the door. In that moment, I don’t feel all that free, nor do I feel all that happy. Researcher Richard Ryan from the University of Rochester says our happiness is due in part to having the freedom to decide what to do and when we’ll do it, without a lot of door-pounders. With this kind of freedom,  we feel more confident, capable and in-charge, and we also have a greater sense of well-being, he says.  It isn’t…
  • How Time Off Helps

    Polly Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Everybody needs a break — or at least a change in the regular routine — so I’m taking one this week. This post originally published here a couple of years ago and updated today, is a good reminder, for me anyhow, of why taking a little time off is so important. And you can find scads of other posts all written to help us amplify the goodness in life and cope better with the ick,  right here on this site. I’ll be back with new stuff  on March 30th and we’ll take on the spring together. Be Well -p I  know, I know, with kids and work and soccer practice and all…
  • When to Ditch the Present Moment

    Polly Campbell
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Sure we can find plenty to stress about – How will I pay the bills? What will the test results show? What if these shows don’t look good with this skirt? – but the BIGGEST source of our stress comes from ruminating about the future. That’s right. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about RIGHT NOW, when the check engine light is blinking and the station wagon is filled with kidlets holding ice cream cones, we go and worry about something that MIGHT happen two weeks from now. Maybe. Perhaps. What’s up with that? I call it what-iffing. What if my kid doesn’t learn to read? What…
  • How Spiritual Practice Helps Keep the Hulk Away

    Polly Campbell
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    She looked at me and I SWEAR, I could see smoke pouring from her ears, her eyes on fire with rage. “You never let me do ANYTHING!” she screamed. I grabbed the remote and turned off the television. “You are the meanest Mommy anywhere.” ‘And, my job is done here,’ I thought. My inner dialogue gets a little sassy like that when pressed. But, I SAID, calmly, oh so calmly: “Time for bed. Go get your pajamas on.” I sipped – okay gulped — a glass of wine. Her cheeks tightened and her chin dropped on to her chest and she looked up at me, this child of mine, her eyes a narrow…
  • Stay Curious and Change is Easier

    Polly Campbell
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    Our days are marked by transition. The sun comes up. The sun goes down. We change out of our work clothes and into our pajamas. We eat something different for lunch. Each day, our bodies are remade as cells die and others are born. The natural environment changes before our eyes when a spider stretches her web between rhododendron leaves, or the slow drip from the gutter nurtures a little patch of soil allowing a wildflower to grow. This is the nature of life. It’s fascinating and dynamic and yet we cuss it and complain about it and worry about the changes that may come. We hold tight…
 
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    Blog - +Finding Positive

  • The Road called Happiness

    Dave Lott
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Picture yourself driving a car. You are on a road and that road is named Happiness.The journey you are on is, you guessed it, life. While driving on our daily journey of life, on the Road called Happiness, things occur. Those things are typically people or circumstances. These people or circumstances do their best run us off the road, slow us down, cause a roadblock or even cause us to have an accident. Whatever the event, they inevitably derail our ride on the happy trail and in comes a detour down Stress Lane, Anxiety Highway, or even Interstate Worry.But why? I’m…
  • What is your True Potential?

    Dave Lott
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    What if we knew what we were truly capable of, what our full potential in life is?  What if we knew why we limit our potential and how to change that? What if we lived in a world where we believed more in our dreams and in ourselves than we do in our fears? What if there was a simple chart that could explain all of this?This is the blueprint of human potential, yours and mine. This is the view of our potential from the international space station revolving the earth, 205 miles above, looking down on us in our current state and comparing us to our full potential. This is how the Universe…
  • Can we actually believe anything anymore?

    Dave Lott
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    The answer is yes, but with meticulous careful concern. When attempting to navigate the daily bombardment of information from every conceivable outlet, what do we really believe anymore? Isn't it all just biased opinions of fabricated data to sell products...Or is it tainted fear invoking lessons to take our money...Or maybe it's another dose of propaganda spun to look and taste like the truth.The truth is quite subjective, being that it is in fact what you choose to believe. Your choice of believing information as true, typically does not mean another may…
  • Can the pointing of a finger change the world?

    Dave Lott
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Of course it can. Let’s find out how…Not that long ago we (as in humanity, us) believed that we were the center of the Universe. We also believed that the world was actually flat and that at some point you would fall off. Luckily, some individuals came along and challenged these beliefs. And of course in typical human fashion they were initially dishonored, discredited and told that’s impossible. We look at this now and say to ourselves, we were crazy to believe something so stupid, yet this is what we seem to continuously do.During the Crusades, about 800 years ago, millions were…
  • 6 Powerful Truths that Unite Humanity

    Dave Lott
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Humanity is at the brink of its greatest evolution… But how many of us even realize it?TRUTH #1 ~ We are all the same       Our DNA's match at 99% or higher. We are human beings; our DNA matches every other human being on the face of the planet at a rate of 99% or higher. We are one race, the human race. We are all brothers and sisters of humanity, family of the greatest proportion. 7 billion individuals with the ability and capacity to love each and every one of us.Wouldn’t it be amazing if we saw ourselves as one big family, as brothers and sisters of the human race?
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    - Intentional Happiness

  • An Obliger's Tool

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I wrote last week about my struggles to keep promises I make to myself and reach goals I set for myself, as I am a classic Obliger.  Those of us who fit into this category need some kind of outside push to get going, and this push is usually described as accountability.  But, as I said last week in "The Accountability Conundrum," it's sometimes very hard to set up that kind of structure.  There are other ways for Obligers to get off the couch and get busy, though, and I've gotten hold of one just in the last couple of days:  a tool that makes writing fun.  Sort…
  • A Very Happy Occasion!

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Recognize the woman in the picture with me?  It's Gretchen Rubin, the writer who has done so much to shape my thinking on happiness, and now on habits.   She was on the cover of Parade magazine this past Sunday, so she may look familiar to you even if you haven't heard of her.Gretchen's on tour right now promoting her latest book Better than Before, and last night she was at the downtown Denver Tattered Cover Bookstore.  I was determined to go and see her in person, especially since I missed out on the last time she was in Denver two years ago.Usually, even in the most…
  • Two Not-So-Trivial Books

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife (2011) and My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife (2013) by Sara Horn, Harvest House Publishers.Try to ignore the dorky picture on the cover of the Proverbs 31 book.  Really, the book isn't like that at all.I'm not sure how I ran across these books, but I think they popped up on an Amazon.com page when I was looking at something else.  I liked the "so-called" part, as she didn't seem to be taking herself too seriously.  Sara Horn is a Christian writer and speaker who decided to write these books simply as honest narratives of what…
  • The Accountability Conundrum

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    As everyone in the known universe knows, Gretchen Rubin's new book on habits, Better than Before, came out last week.  While Gideon was getting his MRI on Friday at the hospital I walked over to the Tattered Cover Bookstore to buy my copy and get my admission ticket for her appearance there tomorrow night.  I've been reading it kind of slowly, trying to savor it and take it all in.  I even plan to do something very rare for me:  go back and highlight the most important ideas.I do wish I had known half a century ago, just when I was entering my teens, that I'm an "obliger,"…
  • Phone-Call Procrastination

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Saturday I took my last blood-pressure pill and my last sleeping pill.  It will be about a week before I get the new medications in the mail.  While it's just as well for me not to have the sleeping pills and therefore have to get through the night without them, going without my b.p. meds even for such a short time is certainly not recommended.  Why am I in this situation?  Because I didn't make a simple phone call.  I've had "call Aetna" or "Call Aetna!" or even "**Call Aetna**!"on my to-do list over the last couple of weeks, but I didn't actually do it until…
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • 5 Simple Secrets Turn Your Weakness Into Powerful Strength (Part Two)

    Christy Harvey
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you ready to alchemize your world? Here are my promised 5 secret steps to turn your weakness into strength. You probably know by now that I am not the world’s most natural organizer, and that I’ve found ways to successfully work with my 2E tendencies (if you’re reading this, I’ll bet you’ve got some, too!).  It delights me to share my favorite step-by-step ways to turn your COMPOST (feel free to substitute any word you want here!) into GOLD. So turn your attention to one single area of weakness you’d like to transform. Something that drives you…
  • Delicious Writings from Alchemical Women

    Christy Harvey
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Need some transformation in your life? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to my roundup of inspiring alchemical writers to encourage connection with your truest self. First up is Anna Kunnecke of Declare Dominion with her beautifully phrased (and dear to my heart!) post: In which I flunk Calendar 101… It turns out that leaving some wide open spaces in your life is the key to living graciously. I have mastered this in my physical space. I really have. And it’s kind of a miracle, because as a kid I had a room that was SO MESSY and SO DISGUSTING that I actually used to…
  • The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space

    Christy Harvey
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Join me! I am thrilled to be offering one of my favorite alchemy courses at The Heart of Alchemy Academy ~ 30 Days of Creating a Life that Works: The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space for your Truest Self to Shine is open for enrollment, with classes beginning Tuesday, April 21st.  Make the most of the Spring energy flowing through your life! Here are the magically alchemical details: 30 Days of Creating a Life that Works: The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space for your Truest Self to Shine Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone else without having time and space…
  • Exquisite Spring Trifecta for Vernal Equinox

    Christy Harvey
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Supermoons, total solar eclipses and equinoxes, Oh My! When? NOW. This is it! A day I look forward to all year. Spring equinox is upon us, this beautiful time of beginning and renewal when the Earth’s axis becomes perpendicular to the sun’s rays — cresting with a perfect balance of day and night until it begins tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere. Longer days. Bring on the sun!  To a woman with Seasonal Affective Disorder, this is exquisitely beautiful news. I can hardly wait to lie outside in the warmth with as few clothes as…
  • Sharing Joy on Our International Day of Happiness

    Christy Harvey
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Did you know? Our International Day of Happiness is today! I get my happy on this time every year on March 20th because Vernal Equinox is coming right up in my neck of the woods.  But the United Nation’s decision in 2012 to establish our International Day of Happiness gives us extra reasons to delight – Happy Day is designed to remind us to “celebrate unity and call on the international community to recognize the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the…
 
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