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  • The Unhappy Positive Psychology Student?

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    Dan Collinson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dan Collinson - 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 my well-being, and struggled to get into flow. Worse still, I wasn’t great company to be around. I was often lost in my own thoughts, mainly about what I still needed to do. I wasn’t very talkative since struggling to put a sentence together seemed to take creativity I didn’t have left over. A dissertation is a mass of details.Not my top strength! I thought to myself, as a student and researcher of…
  • 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives During the Holidays.

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    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Back by popular demand: dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays. Holidays can be tough. Some people love them; some people dread them. I thought a lot about the holidays as I was writing Happier at Home, because the holiday season tends to be a time when we focus on home. Maybe you’re going “home” the way I go home to Kansas City for Christmas–which may be fun for you, or not. Maybe you’re deciding how to decorate your home. Maybe you’re making an effort to arrange the holidays the way you experienced them as a child–or the opposite. Maybe you’re feeling sad, or…
  • The Poetry Of Peter G. James Sinclair

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    Peter G. James Sinclair
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. I have always  loved poetry from when I was a child and even through my teenage years. It was at that time that I started to write lyrics for the music that I composed. The discipline of writing short concise thoughts fashioned me as a writer that then flowed over and into the writing of blogs, books and many other pieces that I have used in various successful businesses that I have used my creative flair to market. Flicking through my Facebook page I stumbled across these poetic pieces that I had written some years ago, and thought I would share…
  • See Everyone As Sinless

    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog
    Walter Jacobson
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Sin is an illusion. This entire world we perceive is an illusion born of our fear, our judgment, our separation from God, our separation from ourselves. Illusions are like dreams. They are not real and they have no consequences in reality. If this is the case, that this entire world is an illusion, then to see anyone as a sinner is to embrace illusions rather than reality, which is that each one of us is a loving child of God deserving of our acceptance, gratitude, respect and unconditional love, regardless of what they’ve done and how they are behaving. Embracing this philosophy is the…
  • Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving

    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!
    Shannon Hayes
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Photo by Shutterstock. This holiday I will join my family in giving thanks for loved ones, for the harvest, for our healthy food. But quietly, I will offer another prayer of gratitude: for my inner tyrant. The stars are still beautiful, and I am still angry. It is 1:30 in the morning. I am wide awake. I blame Bob. His blood sugar took a plunge during the night, and he had to get up to deal with it. In the drunken state caused by low blood sugar, he was about as silent and subtle as a turkey trying to run on a hardwood floor. In the final crunch of farm season leading up to the Thanksgiving…
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    Positive Psychology News Daily

  • The Unhappy Positive Psychology Student?

    Dan Collinson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dan Collinson - 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 my well-being, and struggled to get into flow. Worse still, I wasn’t great company to be around. I was often lost in my own thoughts, mainly about what I still needed to do. I wasn’t very talkative since struggling to put a sentence together seemed to take creativity I didn’t have left over. A dissertation is a mass of details.Not my top strength! I thought to myself, as a student and researcher of…
  • Be Creative Like a Child

    Thomas Heffner
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    By Thomas Heffner - Access the child within“Son, what is that in your underwear?” I asked, puzzled by the white patch flashing from the middle of his underclothing. We had just finished dinner, and as part of our nightly routine, I was drawing his bath when I spotted something out of place. It turns out my then three-year-old son had swiped one of his mother’s menstrual pads in the morning and using the adhesive patches, affixed it to his underwear. “Look Papa, if I have an accident, my underwear won’t get dirty. That’s a good idea, right, Papa!” I had to admit, he was right.
  • New CAPP Programs Springing Up in 2015

    Elaine O'Brien
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    By Elaine O'Brien - In yesterday’s article, PERMA-V: Training with Rigor and Vigor, I described the Certificate of Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program that has already trained 3 cohorts in New York City. Today I’m highlighting experiences and perceptions from five University of Pennsylvania Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) alumni who also participated in the CAPP program with me. We are starting several new CAPP programs at new locations in 2015. Each program will last for 6 months and include 7 onsite weekends, 1 online webinar with a PP expert, 2 tele-classes…
  • PERMA-V: Training with Rigor & Vigor

    Elaine O'Brien
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    By Elaine O'Brien - Author’s Note: This is part one of a two part series on the CAPP Experience. Part 2 will come out in a few days.     CAPP LogoIn February 2014, along with four fellow alumni of the University of Pennsylvania Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, I enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program at the Open Center, New York City. CAPP’s diploma program is offered by The Flourishing Center. The program lasts 6 months with 7 onsite weekends. It was a real treat to participate in the third cohort to go…
  • Being Whole

    Homaira Kabir
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    By Homaira Kabir -    Child’s tantrumIt was many years ago. My youngest was 3 at the time. Every morning, as I dropped her off at her Montessori program down the road, she would howl her little head off and bring the entire school down. None of the other toddlers did that. Most would cry for a minute, some would mope in a corner until ready, while a happy few would dart off to their favorite play tables without bothering with negativity at all. But not my daughter. She would take it upon herself to convey the fears and emotions of all those at her school and soon became…
 
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  • 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives During the Holidays.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Back by popular demand: dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays. Holidays can be tough. Some people love them; some people dread them. I thought a lot about the holidays as I was writing Happier at Home, because the holiday season tends to be a time when we focus on home. Maybe you’re going “home” the way I go home to Kansas City for Christmas–which may be fun for you, or not. Maybe you’re deciding how to decorate your home. Maybe you’re making an effort to arrange the holidays the way you experienced them as a child–or the opposite. Maybe you’re feeling sad, or…
  • Beware of These 10 Habit Loopholes as You Head to the Thanksgiving Feast.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    When I was writing Better Than Before, I loved writing every chapter, because every strategy is so interesting. But I have to admit, I particularly loved writing the chapter on the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting, because the loopholes are so ingenious and funny. One of the toughest parts of the editing process was cutting down on the number the loophole examples I list. I had hundreds. Loopholes matter, because when we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes, to justify breaking a good habit. However, if we spot these  loopholes, we can perhaps reject them. Holidays are a…
  • Video: Try Pairing, One of the Easiest Ways to Strengthen Habits.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Here, I talk about…
  • We Must Have Treats! Here’s Why.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    In my book Better Than Before, I describe the many strategies that we can use to change our habits. We all have our favorites — but I think most of us would agree that the Strategy of Treats is the most fun strategy. “Treats” may sound like a self-indulgent, frivolous strategy, but it’s not. Because forming good habits can be draining, treats can play an important role. When we give ourselves treats, we feel energized, cared for, and contented, which boosts our self-command—and self-command helps us maintain our healthy habits. Studies show that people who got a little treat, in…
  • “It Was Once Suggested to Me that, as an Antidote to Crying, I Put My Head in a Paper Bag.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    “It was once suggested to me that, as an antidote to crying, I put my head in a paper bag. As it happens, there is a sound physiological reason, something to do with oxygen, for doing exactly that, but the psychological effect alone is incalculable: it is difficult in the extreme to continue fancying oneself Cathy in Wuthering Heights with one’s head in a Food Fair bag.” –Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect,” in Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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  • The Poetry Of Peter G. James Sinclair

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. I have always  loved poetry from when I was a child and even through my teenage years. It was at that time that I started to write lyrics for the music that I composed. The discipline of writing short concise thoughts fashioned me as a writer that then flowed over and into the writing of blogs, books and many other pieces that I have used in various successful businesses that I have used my creative flair to market. Flicking through my Facebook page I stumbled across these poetic pieces that I had written some years ago, and thought I would share…
  • 7 Creative Ways To Procrastinate

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Bob Ferguson. ‘Procrastination is misunderstood as an obstacle. Many a times, it opens up doors to creativity.’ There are times when it feels like half of the world’s fallen on our shoulders, and we often resort to the art of procrastination to lighten our load. Procrastination is mistakenly regarded as a luxury that prompts us to be unproductive and hedonistic. The truth is, if channeled productively, procrastination can be your the key to creativity. Some of the masterpieces produced by popular artists, musicians and writers sprung up during periods of procrastination.
  • Think Yourself Happy

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘Man Thinks’ is an axiom that was presented to the world by the philosopher Benedictus De Spinoza, who lived between 1632 and 1677. An axiom is a saying that is widely accepted on its own merit. And yet, what do these two words mean? It is as if a third word is required to clearly define the meaning of the two. For it is as one thinks that one’s life is defined. First the thought, then the act. If a man thinks evil, and allows evil thoughts to pervade his mind, the result will be evil acts. If a man thinks good thoughts then it would seem natural…
  • 7 Steps To Immediately Start Following Your Dreams

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Post written by Deepak Rajpal. I do not believe that there is anyone on this earth who does not have any dream. But are some of us better at getting what we want in life? And why do some keep waiting their entire life to achieve their dreams? Whenever we start proceeding toward our dreams, we will always encounter challenges. Suddenly we’ll find that things are not going well. This is true for most of us. I have seen many of my friends who quit before even starting. I believe that this is the law of the universe. It examines each of us. There will always be difficulties in the beginning. It…
  • How To Be Tough In Tough Times

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘That which does not kill us makes us stronger.’ Friedrich Nietzsche I once heard someone say that if you cannot find your name in the obituary column of the newspaper, it’s a great day. As I read some of the writings of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180AD, I was astonished at his obsession with death. But then, even as I studied the writings of Solomon in the Bible, he often addressed the issue of death with a similar concentration. Wonderful Opportunities But amidst this morbidity Friedrich Nietzsche briefly explains that…
 
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  • See Everyone As Sinless

    Walter Jacobson
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Sin is an illusion. This entire world we perceive is an illusion born of our fear, our judgment, our separation from God, our separation from ourselves. Illusions are like dreams. They are not real and they have no consequences in reality. If this is the case, that this entire world is an illusion, then to see anyone as a sinner is to embrace illusions rather than reality, which is that each one of us is a loving child of God deserving of our acceptance, gratitude, respect and unconditional love, regardless of what they’ve done and how they are behaving. Embracing this philosophy is the…
  • Saying “I Love You” Means Nothing If You Don’t Show It

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless. The post Saying “I Love You” Means Nothing If You Don’t Show It appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now.

    Walter Jacobson
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    We do not see the world as it is in the here and now. We see the world through the eyes of the past. We project our past judgments and biases onto the world and see it not as it is but as it was. This misperception gets in the way of healing, happiness and inner peace. The post Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep.

    Walter Jacobson
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    What we choose to eat and the position in which we sleep can have a major impact on our physical and emotional health. The post You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices

    Walter Jacobson
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Avoid becoming a victim of the choices you make. Choose wisely. The post You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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  • Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving

    Shannon Hayes
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Photo by Shutterstock. This holiday I will join my family in giving thanks for loved ones, for the harvest, for our healthy food. But quietly, I will offer another prayer of gratitude: for my inner tyrant. The stars are still beautiful, and I am still angry. It is 1:30 in the morning. I am wide awake. I blame Bob. His blood sugar took a plunge during the night, and he had to get up to deal with it. In the drunken state caused by low blood sugar, he was about as silent and subtle as a turkey trying to run on a hardwood floor. In the final crunch of farm season leading up to the Thanksgiving…
  • Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free

    Valerie Schloredt
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Photo by Andy King. Artist Seitu Jones was troubled to see people relying on convenience foods because healthy shopping choices are difficult in his St. Paul, Minn., neighborhood. Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal? With the help of Public Arts St. Paul, funders, farmers, chefs, and 400 volunteers, Jones created a free dinner of ginger chicken, green vegetables, collard greens, beans, rice, and apple cider for 2,000 guests. Poetry and choreographed table service made the event a meal to…
  • An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Image by Never Alone. The Inupiaq people of Alaska have an unipqaak—a generations-old story—called Kanuk Sayuka. It tells of an unending blizzard that threatens the life of an Alaskan village. The people cannot hunt for food and face starvation. To save them, a young girl, Nuna, must overcome a series of challenges with the help of an arctic fox and forces from both the physical and spirit worlds. It’s a story about the restoration of the balance of nature. And now you can learn all about it on XBOX or PlayStation. "American Indian stories ... are nonlinear, relational, and expansive…
  • The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Saw #MockingjayPart1. Four words: IT WAS SO GOOD. Now I want to go solve all the world's problems. #MyHungerGames pic.twitter.com/dQFT7lrDcW — Liz Mallory (@Eliz_Mallory) November 21, 2014 This week, fans of the popular Hunger Games series relaunched a campaign called “Odds in Our Favor” to draw attention to economic and social inequality. The campaign asks fans to “fill the gap” between the social commentary of The Hunger Games and the world fans inhabit by sharing their stories of economic inequality with the hashtag #MyHungerGames. The result has been an outpouring of personal…
  • 7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet

    Sarah van Gelder
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo by Moyan Brenn. We come into this world naked with nothing to count on but love. Along the way, we pick up other ideas about what’s important—status, possessions, money, a bucket list of experiences and accomplishments. But those who reflect back, as they near the end of life, often rediscover love as the source of real happiness. It is a form of happiness that endures because it starts with the fundamentals and aspirations of being human. Philosophers and religious leaders have long warned against getting distracted by petty ambitions. “It is preoccupation with possessions, more…
 
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  • Are Your Habits Helping or Hurting You?

    Johnny Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    A habit is described as something you do over and over again, automatically, without thinking about it. We’re all profoundly affected by the habits in our lives. At times, we mindlessly repeat behaviors related to our home lives, work personas, and relationships. When a certain situation occurs, you do the familiar behavior. Since your life is largely made up of habits, it makes sense those habits can be supportive of your personal wants, values, and relationships. They can also thwart your efforts to live the life of your dreams. Do your habits help or hurt you? Ponder these points to…
  • How to Make Important Changes in Your Life

    Johnny Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    One thing you can depend on in life is that there will be change. Change, although usually seen as stressful, can actually help you get over some hurdles and move ahead with your life. Yet, instituting change can be quite challenging. How can you go about bringing a much-desired change to your life? Use these strategies when you wish to alter your existence 1. Ensure you have a clear understanding of what you’d like to change about your life. Is it your job? Initiating or ending a relationship? Moving to a place that fits you better? Write down in a sentence or two what change you seek.
  • Managing Your Time to Achieve Success

    Johnny Lee
    20 Jan 2014 | 5:38 am
    Living in the 21st century can be overwhelming. Your job is busier than ever, your kids are involved in several after-school activities, and you’re busy keeping up with everything else around the house. Yet, you long to do other things that require a time commitment. Will you ever be able to juggle everything and still do the things you enjoy? Institute these changes today so you can achieve the success you crave: 1. Obtain a calendar and use it. If you’re trying to juggle too many things, it’s imperative that you have a calendar. A calendar will help you schedule events,…
  • Ways To Make Exercise A Habit

    Johnny Lee
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:38 am
    Everyone knows they need to exercise, but most of us haven’t been able to turn exercise into a regular habit. Maybe you want to build some muscle. Or perhaps you’d like to lose some fat. Either way, you want to feel better, be healthier, and be more proud of your body. Maybe you joined a gym or found a friend that would walk or play tennis with you on a regular basis. But driving to the gym became too much of a hassle, or your friend bailed on you. Eventually, most of us just quit. What’s the secret of those that exercise religiously? You might think it’s a matter of…
  • Planning Your Gap Year

    Johnny Lee
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:32 am
    You’ve probably heard of teenagers taking a gap year, where they take a short break between high school and college to sort out their future plans. But now, a growing number of adults are taking a strategic break and putting their careers on hold for a gap year. Many recent graduates are taking longer to land their first job. Older professionals who have been laid off are facing retirement earlier than they expected. For others, it’s an intentional search for new adventures. Whatever your motivation, these suggestions can help guide you through your gap year from planning to…
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  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – What is the Relationship between Beauty and Empowerment?

    Tia
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. On a twitter chat for Revlon last week, I was asked a pertinent question – does being empowered mean looking beautiful or does beauty come from within? I…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – The Most Unconventional Empowering Choice I made

    Tia
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. One who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints in life – Anon.  Growing up in India 2-3 decades ago, there was a unifying message girls got from…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} : 40 Qualities and Habits of Confident, Empowered Women.

    Tia
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Startmaking a choicetoday. Log on to the Choices By Revlon App here. Hey Gorgeous! I’m stoked to be writing about women’s empowerment as a part of Revlon India + Vogue’s Empowerment month theme, all the way from…
  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

    Tia
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    If only I was more green.. What if I told you that I never feel truly confident? Not 100%, not every day, and certainly not all the time! Sure, I can project confidence easily, but deep inside, I usually worry that I don’t have what it takes. That I’m just not good enough. Good enough for what? Could be anything. That doesn’t even matter. It’s a feeling that overshadows everything else. What if I told you that I.. .. really don’t know what I am doing most of the time? .. crash and burn a lot? .. fight to feel confident on a regular basis? .. have to work at it…
  • PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH?

    Tia
    25 Jan 2014 | 2:36 am
    I felt like a KANJOOS. That’s an Indian word for “miser/scrooge/stingy”. It was a Friday night and I had gone out with friends.  We’d seen a show, and headed on to a pub after for a bit. I was acutely conscious of the fact that my wallet was lighter than a hummingbird, and that I really couldn’t afford to be out spending like I was. Having eaten before going out and being an occasional drinker, I’d decided to conserve my limited funds – music, dancing, friends were all I needed that night.  But here was the dilemma – how could I keep this up?!
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  • Q&A: Where to Start with LOA?

    Good Vibe Coach
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Question from a new manifestor that I thought y’all could help with. Here’s his query that I’m soliciting your input on: Thank you so much for your “GOOD VIBE“ articles and free e-book. All things you state make sense to me. However, so far I don’t know how to start in getting what I want. Too much LOA stuff to start with so I am confused as to which door to open first. Thanks for any suggestions you can make about finding the right road to follow. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like this manifesting process is a bit complex. But it sure doesn’t have to be.
  • Losing Weight with Law of Attraction

    Good Vibe Coach
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An LOA weight loss coach recently sent a guest post on how to drop weight using law of attraction. I haven’t written about that subject lately, so I was interested to share it. Until I read it. It was about she used meditation and self love to stick to an organic raw foods diet. Yikes! A lot of people could get the wrong impression from that – that her success came from eating a particular way. She was all about using spiritual processes to stick to a “healthy” diet. That is not LOA weight loss. At least not my idea of it. Because we don’t necessarily know what…
  • The LOA Guide to Happy Holidays

    Good Vibe Coach
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    This time of year we get a lot of input about how to minimize stress and maximize well being throughout the busy holidays. They tell us to buy presents early to avoid shopping frenzies, to schedule regular downtime, to delegate our to-do lists, etc. While I disagree with the premise that the holidays are inherently stressful, I agree it can be handy have a plan for managing challenges associated with family gatherings, year end travel and holiday financial strains. There’s actually a simple way to sail through the next two months with grace and ease … … that is to keep one…
  • How I Know It’s All Good

    Good Vibe Coach
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    When the vibes get kinky this is how I remind myself that life is good and all is well. I hope you like it … Once upon a time I read a book by Kim Falconer called The Spell of Rosette. (It’s a fab story!) The first night I went to sleep after starting Kim’s book, I had a life-changing dream. In this dream I experienced everything a human being could. (You know how dreams are that way – impossible things and such.) I was loved and I was abandoned. I was successful and I failed. I was healthy and I was sick. I was adored and I was shunned. I was murdered and I did…
  • How to Ruin a Hot Date and Transform an Ex-Relationship

    Good Vibe Coach
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This is a story about the power of focus, and how it serves us to be very conscientious about where we point that thing. Once upon a time I broke up with a boyfriend that I shared a beautiful home with. I had decided that his jerk-side outweighed his sweetheart-side by more than I appreciated. Our up and down romance came to a final and undeniable end. Although our co-mortgage didn’t. For a while we stalemated each other, each refusing to move out of the house we both loved, knowing the other would eventually give in and pack his/her bags. I had several rescued animals – all of…
 
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  • You Become What You Think

    Baker
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
        You become what you think. If you think positive you get positive results. If you get negative you get negative results. Why is this? This is because we live in a world of energy. The reason I continue to live a very blessed, financially prosperous, authentic, and beautiful life is because that is [...]
  • How To Be At Peace

    Baker
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Have you ever wondered why peace seems to allude you? Truth is, peace can come to you by simply being yourself. Yes. Being true to who you are and awakening to the peace within you is going to open up the space of peace that lives within you. Align with peace. Become and embody peace. [...]
  • 2 Tips To Having More Happiness In Your Life Today

    Baker
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
      Happiness. Do you have it? It seems to be something that comes and goes for most people. Why is it that people say they want to be happy. But, actually do things that don’t make them happy and leave them feeling sad, worried, and frustrated with daily life? In my journey, happiness never seems [...]
  • 3 Simple Tips To A Joyful Life

    Baker
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    A joyful life. If you asked anybody;  if they wanted to a have a more joyful life, what would they answer? Most would answer an absolute yes. A more joyful life and having joy in ones life is ideally a great space to be in energetically. However, why is it that if most want a [...]
  • Play Big In Life

    Baker
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
     
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  • Maybe we should ask our staff to read Harry Potter?

    Paul Atkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    What if reading novels helped us to learn the perspective taking skills that we need to empathise with others? Maybe our staff development programs should include a book club. My kind of workplace!   Recently Vezzali et al. (2014) showed that the more Harry Potter books that undergraduates had read, the more positive were their attitudes towards refugees and other stigmatised groups. Interestingly, the strength of this effect was moderated by the extent to which participants identified with Harry or with Voldemort. Those who identified with Harry were more likely to take…
  • Helping Alpha Executives to Drop The Corporate Armour

    Rachel Collis
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    According to Ludeman and Erlandson (2004). ‘Alpha’ executives make up 70% of senior executives. They are confident and intelligent, competitive and impatient. They like to be in charge. ‘Alpha’ executives don’t tend to listen well to others. They engage in dominance behaviours, (Schmid Mast and Hall 2009) such as: Taking charge of the conversation Interrupting others Talking down to people Expressing strong opinions Tending to steamroll others into doing what they want (Schmid Mast and Hall 2003) And unfortunately these behaviours seem to worsen as they get more power. Senior…
  • Which 8 Practices Will Help You To Flourish?

    Rachel Collis
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    We are experiencing a rapid increase in the incidence of ‘lifestyle’ disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, depression and anxiety. Number (in Millions) of Persons with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1980–2011 Dr Kelly Wilson (who IMHO wrote one of the best books I have ever read on psychotherapy) is hoping that contextual behavioural science and evolutionary science can help us to work out what can be done to understand and reverse this trend. At a recent workshop, Kelly reflected on the impact of the 24/7, hyper-connected yet…
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Choices

    Rob Archer
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Many times in Executive coaching the person I’m working with is facing a difficult choice.  Do I take job A or B?  Should I spend more time at work or with my family?  How can I work with a difficult colleague? I am a fan of decision science, but more often than not, this does not actually help the person to decide.  That’s because they are wrestling with what Ruth Chang calls  ‘hard choices’ – there is no right or wrong answer.  However this is usually not what people want to hear.  They want certainty… and an answer! How then should we choose? The…
  • Finding Meaning

    Rachel Collis
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Meaning in life is an important factor in human well being. You probably won’t be surprised that research has shown that people who have a sense of meaning and purpose in their life are happier than those without that sense of meaning (Duh!). However, more than that, people who have a sense of meaning and purpose seem to live longer, cope better with the losses and difficulties of life  and have greater sense of life satisfaction. Having a sense of purpose even seems to protect against cognitive decline as we age. So if having a sense of meaning is a good thing. What do you do if you…
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    Michelle Mcquaid

  • Want To Feel More Engaged At Work?

    mmq
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Do you walk through your office doors each morning with a bounce in your step and a sense of anticipation about the day ahead? Or do you drag your feet and feel weighed down by that feeling of dread that’s tugging at your heart? While the numbers vary on just how engaged people really are at work – anything from 13 percent to 60 percent globally – there’s no doubt most of us would like to feel a little more inspired, confident, enthusiastic and empowered at work. After all feeling engaged at work isn’t just a way for organizations to squeeze more productivity from us, it’s also…
  • Are You Making Your Wellbeing Harder Than It Needs To Be?

    mmq
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    What are you willing to try when it comes to improving your wellbeing?  Would you eat dirt to eliminate bad bacteria?  Garden under the moonlight to beat depression?  Plunge into icy water to improve your immune system? Is it just me or does it seem like each day there is another weird and wonderful way being recommended to improve our wellbeing? Don’t get me wrong I’m open to trying the odd “woo-woo” idea in the name of better health, but I was recently reminded by a wonderful group I’m coaching that the very best place to start when it comes to flourishing is by getting the…
  • Are You A Positive Leader?

    mmq
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What kind of leader are you? No matter what your job title says, each of us have the ability to consistently bring out the best – or the worst – in other people around us. So how does the way you show up, impact others around you? For most of my career I was so focused on just getting through each day myself, that I only thought about my impact on others when I ran into difficulties. You know people who just wouldn’t do what I needed them to do. People who whined or complained about my approach. Or people who just flat out didn’t seem to like me (I can’t imagine why!). Running on…
  • Wish You Had More Confidence?

    mmq
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Wish you had a little more confidence and a little less fear and self-doubt? Is your need to get things “just right”, to avoid failure at all costs, to please others and to be liked causing you to hesitate in ways that are holding back your career and creating mountains of unnecessary anxiety and stress? Recently I’ve been coaching an amazing group of female business leaders each incredibly accomplished in their own right. So when we dug into what most often had them spiralling down towards functioning instead of flourishing, I was shocked to discover the biggest challenge they faced…
  • Can You Improve Your Strengths?

    mmq
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Have you ever found that your strengths – those things you like doing and are good at – have gotten you into trouble at work? Perhaps, you were really excited about a new opportunity, but nobody else seemed to feel quite the same way. Or maybe, despite putting in your best work on a project, your efforts just kept misfiring. Or, did you work so hard on something you burnt yourself out entirely? If you’re not nodding your head by now, you should be. You see our strengths have what researchers call a “shadow side” that appears when we overplay them in different situations. So how can…
 
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    The Vibrant Writer

  • Time To Take A Break, Time To Do What You Love!

    Guest Author
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Here’s good news! Doing the things that you love can actually be a good thing and can benefit your health immensely. Don’t believe us? Here is some scientifically backed evidence that proves that doing your favourite things is actually good to you! So banish those guilt thoughts, start feeling good about yourself and discover why… Read More
  • Make Losing Weight A Game Of Your Mind And Win

    yamini
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    This post is special not only because I am writing after a break but also because I am sharing my big secret about finally getting a grip on my weight problem. I have been struggling with an overweight body for more than a decade now. I got fed up of experimenting with weight loss solutions,… Read More
  • Clean is Healthy & Happy (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan/ Clean India a Mass Movement)

    yamini
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    “It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified..” — Mahatma Gandhi. A new wave of positivity is taking over Indians all over the world. Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a much needed hope to the people of my country. He has shown us a vision of a Developed India. He… Read More
  • How To Achieve Goals Faster: 9 Steps

    yamini
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    How To Achieve Goals Faster: 9 Steps What are you working on? Managing your health? An upcoming project for work? Improving your relationships? Taking greater control of your life? A new career? Making a huge decision soon? Have you found yourself setting…
  • Mantra for Success – Determination and 3 Steps to Get Determined About Any Desire.

    yamini
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Birthdays are full of mixed emotions on one hand it’s a celebration on the other it is a realization that we spent one more year of our life. I celebrated my birthday recently and had set some high goals for me to achieve on my lucky day of the year. Things didn’t go as planned… Read More
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    Happyologist

  • Walk Happy Be Happy

    Susanna Halonen
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Imagine that you’ve just nailed your dream client. You walk out of the meeting in which they signed the contract to be your client and and you’re feeling pretty good. You are so energised you can’t sit still so you go for a walk to your nearest coffee shop to reward yourself with a yummy treat. As you walk to the coffee shop you have a spring in your step and a smile in your face. You feel like telling everyone around you to be happy simply because you’re feeling so good. Strangers on the street get infected by your positive energy. In essence, you’re walking…
  • 12 Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do It Right

    Susanna Halonen
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    This week I wanted to write a post for entrepreneurs to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week – whoop whoop! As an entrepreneur myself I’m fully aware of the roller coaster ride we are continuously on and how resilience, persistence and focus are the things that make an entrepreneur succeed. Yet this week I’d like to offer an alternative approach. Having just recovered from being ill for a week (most likely due to overworking), I’ve gotten a nice wake up call on many things. Last week I wrote about how important it is to take care of yourself before you take care of…
  • Take Care of Yourself Before You Take Care of Others

    Susanna Halonen
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    As I’m writing this week’s blog post still recovering from a severe migraine attack on Saturday evening, I am reflecting on the importance of taking care of yourself. Most often we (especially women) tend to put our own health and wellbeing last as we try to help and please the people around us. In theory this might sound wonderful, but in practice it simply doesn’t work. If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will, and eventually you will suffer the consequences in many different shapes and forms. Then you’ll be stuck in a place of illness or…
  • Why I Stopped Asking What is My Passion

    Susanna Halonen
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Society is full of messages that we need to find and follow your passion. Entrepreneurs and startup mentors shout from the rooftops saying you need to find the answer to ‘what is my passion’ before starting the entrepreneurial journey. I’m here to object to all that and give you a different way in. A way that is much more open, opportunistic and real. A way that actually helps you to live a more fulfilling life without forcing you to make your life about one specific activity and thing. Image by Anieto2k (flickr) Personally, there were three clear moments in my life which…
  • How Friends Boost Your Wellbeing

    Susanna Halonen
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Last week I was reminded of the lifelong friendship bonds you build as I was reunited with two of my bestest friends from university times. It was the first time the three of us were together in six (!) years! We spent an incredible five days together laughing our way to a six pack. We talked, reminisced, hugged, ate, drank, danced, shopped and even sang (!), making unforgettable memories for the future. I was incredibly grateful that my friends and I managed to regroup after so many years apart and we were able to pick up our conversations right where we left off. Despite all of us living in…
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    Personal Development For Intelligent People

  • How I Broke President Obama’s Facebook World Record

    Isaiah Hankel
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    “Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt.” Dale Carnegie (Author, How To Win Friend And Influence People) “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.” John Hancock (Former President of the Continental Congress) “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” Ernest Hemingway (Author, A Farewell To Arms)   Virality is what happens when you finally align your purpose with your audience. I woke up in a panic and…
  • 10 Strategies For Eliminating Manipulative People From Your Life

    Isaiah Hankel
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the art of peace.” Morihei Ueshiba (Founder; Japanese Martial Art of Aikido) “Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly.” Charles Fort (Author; The Outcast Manufacturers) “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” Will Smith (Actor and Producer; Ali)   Manipulative people are those who disguise…
  • 10 Laws Of Self-Reliance Needy People Hate

    Isaiah Hankel
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    “Where did our sages get the idea that man have normal desires? What made them imagine that man must necessarily wish what is sensible and advantageous? What man needs is only his own independent wishing, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”  Aristotle “Be a flame, not a moth.” Giacomo Casanova   Depend on yourself, not others. I heard our family’s car engine start. Weird. We didn’t have to be to school for at least another hour.
  • 12 Success Killing Mistakes Hard Working People Make

    Isaiah Hankel
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” Vince Lombardi (Former Head Coach; Green Bay Packers) “No one gives a damn about the size of your to-do list.” Ryan Freitas (Co-Founder; About.me) “Learning from failure is overrated.” Jason Fried (Co-Founder; 37Signals)   When you’re working against yourself, hard work is a disadvantage. The wrestling team captain stepped to the side, twisted his hips, and threw me onto my back. We were in the middle of our second wrestle-off to see…
  • How To Achieve Goals Others Call Unrealistic

    Isaiah Hankel
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    “Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.” Tim Ferriss (Author; The 4-Hour Work Week) “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” Salvador Dali (Artist; The Persistence Of Memory)…
 
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    Life Coach Code

  • SUPERHUMAN: How Davin Infinity and his Team of Superhumans Change The World ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    As you probably know by now, I seek Super Humans who actively do a positive change to The World and make it a better place to live in, with more LOVE and WONDER in it. These... The post SUPERHUMAN: How Davin Infinity and his Team of Superhumans Change The World ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. SUPERHUMAN: How Davin Infinity and his Team of Superhumans Change The World ? was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is…
  • WHY We are NOT Sorry for Life Coach Code Being Off for 13 Days ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    As you probably know by now if you are one of our regular readers, or if you “coincidentally” stumbled upon our website during these “blackout” times, we were down for approximately 13 days. As the owner... The post WHY We are NOT Sorry for Life Coach Code Being Off for 13 Days ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. WHY We are NOT Sorry for Life Coach Code Being Off for 13 Days ? was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the…
  • How to Train YOUR “Dragon” in 7 Unusual Steps ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Of course, we are not talking about real dragons.. or do we? (Twilight theme starts playing) You are a HERO, I have no doubt in that. However, like every HERO you must know how to train... The post How to Train YOUR “Dragon” in 7 Unusual Steps ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. How to Train YOUR “Dragon” in 7 Unusual Steps ? was first posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please…
  • The Wind Of Your Motionless Ship

    Dejan Davchevski
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Like any ship that sails on wind, every man must have a fire deep inside of him that will keep him going. I am not talking about energy from eating, I am talking about something much... The post The Wind Of Your Motionless Ship appeared first on Life Coach Code. The Wind Of Your Motionless Ship was first posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 am.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at davcevskid@gmail.com
  • Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Let’s clear something out right at the beginning. It’s not that The Law of Attraction is not working, The Law of Attraction is not working for you. The law of attraction is working, always, it’s just... The post Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ? was first posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright…
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • GOD in Disguise

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    “Sorry Mom.”“But what was the need George? See your swollen ankle.”“Mom the essentials were missing there, whereas I have plenty in closet.”“Can’t God disseminate equally, as you do with pie at dinnertime?”"Son you did what God left midway."
  • Past Attachments

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    “Why do you always stop here” questioned Varun.“I feel magic in this place, may be my past is calling me here to complete some unfinished work”Harsha answered, gazing at old shut garage. Source - Friday Fictioners“Is it? Calling from last birth; I don’t believe in such things” irritated Varun winked and gave vocational courses entrance form to him.Snowstorm by Maurice de VlaminckHarsha promptly selected spare part handling course, “Yes, this is my destination; no job is small, if done professionally”. Sometimes we don’t need a plan to execute things they…
  • Childhood Memories

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Its weekend, and I along with my kids watch many learning videos online. Though I may not make it a regular habit with gadgets at this age, but scheduled it on weekends to spend some worthy time learning with a twist. Acquiring through interactive medium is so much fun, in such hi-tech world gaining knowledge is just a click away to enjoy when and where we like. Plus learning turn out to be easier when things are enacted through pictures, furthermore child gets attracted to colors and animated characters connect to them easily. I still remember how I used to complete my homework and just…
  • Monstrous Hunger

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
    What an irony of life,Work or else stomach goes on strike.How a child can study,When hunger makes things fizzy.If hunger is eradicated in school,Then we shall have efficient student’s pool.Attendance then shall be full,And no one shall remain dull.All concentration will be on future,And no worries for diet structure.If we continue to do our bit,Then hunger will loose from wit.Offering helping hand is our duty,Rest shall be taken care by Almighty.Blogadda & Akshaya Patra came long way,To keep the classroom hunger away. Let writing do it’s magic,Leaving behind numbers and…
  • Scary Speed

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    “Zoom! Here we go Ravi ahead of everyone on earth”,  shouted Sam driving a fiery red sports car.“Speeding could be toxic; it is insane you are putting your life under threat, why don’t you overcome your notorious act,” said Ravi little worried about his friend; when the car went BOOM!Source“You killed my child, why on earth you did Sam; was he not special to you?” said Ravi’s father deeply hurt by seeing Ravi lying unmoved.Omen of his friend's death shattered Sam; “It was my stupidity, I should have been punished for this silly act".“It took me long to realize…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • See Everyone As Sinless

    Walter Jacobson
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Sin is an illusion. This entire world we perceive is an illusion born of our fear, our judgment, our separation from God, our separation from ourselves. Illusions are like dreams. They are not real and they have no consequences in reality. If this is the case, that this entire world is an illusion, then to see anyone as a sinner is to embrace illusions rather than reality, which is that each one of us is a loving child of God deserving of our acceptance, gratitude, respect and unconditional love, regardless of what they’ve done and how they are behaving. Embracing this philosophy is the…
  • Saying “I Love You” Means Nothing If You Don’t Show It

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless. The post Saying “I Love You” Means Nothing If You Don’t Show It appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now.

    Walter Jacobson
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    We do not see the world as it is in the here and now. We see the world through the eyes of the past. We project our past judgments and biases onto the world and see it not as it is but as it was. This misperception gets in the way of healing, happiness and inner peace. The post Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep.

    Walter Jacobson
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    What we choose to eat and the position in which we sleep can have a major impact on our physical and emotional health. The post You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices

    Walter Jacobson
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Avoid becoming a victim of the choices you make. Choose wisely. The post You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Positive Psychology and the Body: Review + Summary

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Positive Psychology and the Body: The Somatopsychic Side to FlourishingBy: Dr Kate HefferonFirst published in 2013By Open University PressDr Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Psychologist and a senior lecturer at the University of East London.  Her PhD thesis was on the experience of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) amongst breast cancer survivors and the role of the body and physical activity in the recovery and growth process.Her fascination with the body started years ago when she was a professional dancer and continued into her university education leading to MSc in Performance Psychology and PhD…
  • Positive Psychology and Mental Health

    Paul Wierzbicki
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Sometimes, in the world of psychology, it is easy to get carried away with one perspective. Within the umbrella term that is psychology, there is an array of different topics that can be researched. Some scientists think that neuropathways are the most important topic to study; however, others psychologists base their careers on uncovering disabling psychological trauma from the subconscious. This does not mean that one perspective is more important than the other; each branch, or perspective, is important in their own right, and each branch continues to uncover answers to human behavior and…
  • The Hedonic Treadmill: Happiness Throughout a Lifetime

    Paul Wierzbicki
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    Perhaps once in your life you’ve found yourself at the gym. Out of all the machines you have at your disposal, you make your way to the treadmill because, why not? You get ready and start the machine. After about an hour you’ve walked a distance, but you’re still in the same place. You didn’t know it at the time, but you’ve become a part of a really important metaphor for a concept in psychology. The Hedonic Treadmill is a theory that proposes that people stay at about the same level of happiness, regardless of what happens to them.A Little HistoryTwo psychologists, Brickman and…
  • The Upside of your Dark Side Review

    Kristen Truempy
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    How do you react when something bothers you? Do you reach for the painkillers or distract yourself? Have you ever thought about the word painkiller? Killing pain might sound perfectly reasonable if you think that pain is the enemy. However biologically pain is a messenger: it tells you in no uncertain terms that you must change your behaviour right now.When you put your hand on the stove it would luckily not occur to you to take a painkiller. Instead you remove the hand and if it wasn’t there for long the problem is solved.With emotional pain however we tend to keep the hand on the…
  • Applied Positive Psychology – Book Review + Summary

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Book Title: Applied Positive Psychology – Integrated Positive Practice.Authors: Tim Lomas, Kate Hefferon and Itai IvtzanFirst Published: September 2014ISBN: 978-1-4462-9863-3 (pbk)Publisher: SAGE Publications LtdDr Tim Lomas, Dr Kate Hefferon and Dr Itai Ivtzan are lecturers at the University of East London (UEL) on the MSc course in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).  They are active researches at the forefront of the rapidly advancing Positive Psychology (PP).  They have previously published numerous papers, books and book chapters on various aspect of PP.PP is a young and rapidly…
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    The Empowerment Diary

  • A Passionate Attitude of Gratitude

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to incorporate a passionate attitude of gratitude as a way towards transformation and a sense of empowerment. This can be done by pausing, reflecting and connecting with loved ones, while practicing the art of lovingkindness.read more
  • Sexual Identity and Eroticism in Writing

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Some say that freeing your sexual energy can free your creative energy. Those comfortable with their sexual energy, according to Abraham Maslow are more likely to be self-actualized. Tapping into secrets helps with our overall physical, psychological and emotional well-being.read more
  • Fantasies, Sexuality, and Halloween

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    This Halloween I want to wear a sexy dress, fishnet stockings and high heels and maybe a red-haired wig. Men seem to love red heads. This year feels like the time to express my hidden fantasies and desires. Maybe having just become a sexagenarian has brought out this sense of wonder in me. What does your costume say about your fantasies?read more
  • Metamorphosis - Is it Your Time for Change?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Life is an adventure into the unknown and mysterious. When we are born, we follow a particular path, but as time goes on, we expand our quest, perhaps undertake an adventure or try something new and different; it is about stepping out of the box to discover something outside our comfort zone, and welcoming some sort of metamorphosis or change. read more
  • Transforming a Negative Into a Positive

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    While transitions and difficult times can be difficult to navigate, they can be transformative and life-changing, as there are ways to turn negatives into positives.read more
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    Happiness India Project

  • How to Achieve Happiness: Flow Theory

    Sandip Roy
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! How can you calm your mind to reach a Zone of Happiness? This is the secret of musicians, artists, and painters who stay blissfully happy for days and months in their work. You can learn their method of creating a calm mind that stays intensely immersed in a state of authentic happiness called Flow or Read More The post How to Achieve Happiness: Flow Theory is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy…
  • Branding Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Why will happiness matter as a brand in this decade? How the market growth in the coming years is going to be rooted in Happiness? In fact, Happiness is increasingly being seen as the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) by CEO’s and managers. Any thing that gets made, gets a bit of happiness attached to it Read More The post Branding Happiness is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy "Happiness is…
  • 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now

    Sandip Roy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now Top 10 Happiness Tips from The World of Science: Each of these has been picked by psychologists, and proven to be highly effective in making you happier. Quickly read the list if you are short of time. And read through to the end for a better understanding of Read More The post 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy "Happiness…
  • Money, Happiness, and Experiences

    Sandip Roy
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Can Money Buy Us Happiness? Can money buy happiness? Yes, money can buy happiness. That is not just a hypothesis, but what the overwhelming body of research over the last 15 odd years have given us to absorb. It has been accepted by the psychologists that lack of money brings both emotional misery and low life evaluation. Read More The post Money, Happiness, and Experiences is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology…
  • Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October!

    Sandip Roy
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! The Heady Mix – Music, Dance, Friends and Food This October, 2014, is a season of music and dance in many parts of the world. Europe has Unsound, Donau and Norberg, while Norway has Ekko, and Graz, Austria has Elevate. In the Americas, Denver hosts the Great American Techno Fest, Mexico is hosting Mutek.Mx. There is Read More The post Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October! is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global…
 
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  • Love, Joy and Gratitude

    Mary Anne Horsman
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Happy Thanksgiving week! What a wonderful holiday this is. It celebrates all things good and great. It encourages us to take time to appreciate all the many gifts that life bestows upon us on a daily basis. And it reminds us that gratitude is a powerful way to bring even more Love and joy into our lives. Grow Your Gifts with Gratitude When we focus on what we have to be thankful for, we attract more to appreciate into our lives. Gratitude helps us stay aware of just how incredibly Loved we truly are. It gets us in the proper frame of mind to connect with abundance and become…
  • This Holiday Season, Give Love

    Mary Anne Horsman
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Have a holly, jolly . . . frantic shopping frenzy? No, no, no. That’s not it. This holiday season is a perfect opportunity to take stock of what really matters when it comes to giving . . . and receiving. It’s a chance to remember what makes for a truly magical holiday season ~ and life. A Collection of Moments As we bustle about making merry, we must remind ourselves to be present in the here and now. I find it dangerously easy to get wrapped up in the collection of material goods. It certainly has it’s pleasure. Still, the stuff is just not what…
  • Love and Heartache

    Mary Anne Horsman
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Mary Anne Horsman It hurts so bad. It can make you physically ill. It feels like it’ll never get better. Trust me. It does. It gets better. In fact, this edition of The Love Post is here to remind you that heartache is actually a demonstration of the strength and power of Love. If you didn’t Love, your heart wouldn’t ache. You wouldn’t feel like there’s a hole in your chest and there’s not enough air in the room. If you find yourself in such a state of misery (You can probably tell I’ve been there myself), take it one breath at a time. You are not…
  • Love and the Art of Time Management

    Mary Anne Horsman
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Tick, tock, tick, tock. Life goes by. There’s no stopping it. But how it goes by is up to you. Seasons come and go. An elderly friend of mine used to say they made him dizzy. After a long life, a season feels like the blink of an eye. But have you ever noticed that a moment can last longer if you are very present to it? Mindfulness wins you more Time Mindfulness is a powerful way to get more from your time. When you want to improve your time management skills, start by becoming present to each moment. Center yourself in Love right now. This is the best position from…
  • Love to Learn? Learn to Love it!

    Mary Anne Horsman
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Learning helps you become your best self. If you Love to learn, you’re much more likely to enjoy the process of reaching your full potential. You’ll also become a person that is always improving your life and the lives of those around you. You’ll keep expanding your potential for greatness. In order to grow as a person, you’ll need to learn new skills and adopt new habits. Growth and learning come hand in hand. And learning lets you create a life that you truly Love. Do you Love to Learn? Do you find yourself looking for new ways of doing things? Do…
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  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

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    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

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    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.
  • Walking lesson: learn to walk really?

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    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 12 ways to increase your productivity

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    5 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to achieve success in our life. That’s why we are working so hard to be a part of top 1% of the population who are called success. So what is the secret of this top 1 % of the population? It’s hard work. I hope this has not shocked you. Everybody knows [...] The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 10 secrets of happy people

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    2 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice. Why some people are naturally happier than others? Whatever be the circumstances they seem to adjust well and successfully search reasons for happiness. It’s not that they don’t suffer like others or that they never get sad in life. But they still look happier than others around them. Do they know any secret? If yes, [...] The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • Why Is Gratitude So Important For Your Positivity?

    yh54
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Gratitude (grat-i-tood, -tyood): the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Waking up every morning and expressing your gratitude will change the way you think and act. It not only increases your positive outlook on life but it also increases your energy and empathy. Being grateful for the things that are in our lives in the present allows us to block any negative emotions that we may have. You turn these negative emotions into positive energy. You feel so much better mentally, physically and emotionally when you become thankful and in turn…
  • 10 Great Motivational Quotes To Get Your Day Started!

    yh54
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      “You are a magnet, for infinite abundance, divine intelligence, and unlimited love.” – Mike Dooley and the Universe “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”- Louise Hay “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new- Brian Tracy “Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to…
  • Choose to Be Happy!

    yh54
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Believe it or not, you ultimately have control of your happiness. Are you tired of being stagnant in life? Want to be happy but don’t know where to begin? Well here is a list of things that you can begin to do on your path of happiness: Choose to be around the right people: It’s time to do cleanup of your peers. Get rid of all of your toxic peers that are constantly negative. Surround yourself with positive, successful people. Maintain a positive outlook: Turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. You are what you attract. Be honest with yourself: Stop pleasing everyone else and…
  • Simple Resume Writing Tips

    yh54
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updated your resume and you’re still not getting any calls? Let’s face it, it is a competitive market when you submit your resume online but don’t let that deter you from standing out from the crowd. Here are some simple tips for your resume: Proofread: Look for spelling and grammatical errors and fix it! Use the present tense when detailing your accomplishments for your current employer. If you are writing about your previous employers, please use the past tense. Be specific: Provide facts and quantify your accomplishments. Cater your resume to the specific job that you are applying…
  • When To Make That Change

    yh54
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you are preaching that you are going to change but haven’t made the plunge yet. So what’s holding you back? I was speaking to someone randomly in the streets of NYC and they mentioned to me that they are going to make these changes in their life once the New Year hits. I asked them why are they waiting to change? Change has no time limit. Once you make that decision to change, you can start making changes right away. Yes, I know some habits are hard to break and will take some time to curb them but it doesn’t mean that the process has to be stalled until January 1st. So…
 
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  • Positive Psychology and the Body: Review + Summary

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Positive Psychology and the Body: The Somatopsychic Side to FlourishingBy: Dr Kate HefferonFirst published in 2013By Open University PressDr Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Psychologist and a senior lecturer at the University of East London.  Her PhD thesis was on the experience of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) amongst breast cancer survivors and the role of the body and physical activity in the recovery and growth process.Her fascination with the body started years ago when she was a professional dancer and continued into her university education leading to MSc in Performance Psychology and PhD…
  • Positive Psychology and Mental Health

    Paul Wierzbicki
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Sometimes, in the world of psychology, it is easy to get carried away with one perspective. Within the umbrella term that is psychology, there is an array of different topics that can be researched. Some scientists think that neuropathways are the most important topic to study; however, others psychologists base their careers on uncovering disabling psychological trauma from the subconscious. This does not mean that one perspective is more important than the other; each branch, or perspective, is important in their own right, and each branch continues to uncover answers to human behavior and…
  • The Hedonic Treadmill: Happiness Throughout a Lifetime

    Paul Wierzbicki
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    Perhaps once in your life you’ve found yourself at the gym. Out of all the machines you have at your disposal, you make your way to the treadmill because, why not? You get ready and start the machine. After about an hour you’ve walked a distance, but you’re still in the same place. You didn’t know it at the time, but you’ve become a part of a really important metaphor for a concept in psychology. The Hedonic Treadmill is a theory that proposes that people stay at about the same level of happiness, regardless of what happens to them.A Little HistoryTwo psychologists, Brickman and…
  • The Upside of your Dark Side Review

    Kristen Truempy
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    How do you react when something bothers you? Do you reach for the painkillers or distract yourself? Have you ever thought about the word painkiller? Killing pain might sound perfectly reasonable if you think that pain is the enemy. However biologically pain is a messenger: it tells you in no uncertain terms that you must change your behaviour right now.When you put your hand on the stove it would luckily not occur to you to take a painkiller. Instead you remove the hand and if it wasn’t there for long the problem is solved.With emotional pain however we tend to keep the hand on the…
  • Applied Positive Psychology – Book Review + Summary

    Reza Zolfagharifard
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Book Title: Applied Positive Psychology – Integrated Positive Practice.Authors: Tim Lomas, Kate Hefferon and Itai IvtzanFirst Published: September 2014ISBN: 978-1-4462-9863-3 (pbk)Publisher: SAGE Publications LtdDr Tim Lomas, Dr Kate Hefferon and Dr Itai Ivtzan are lecturers at the University of East London (UEL) on the MSc course in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).  They are active researches at the forefront of the rapidly advancing Positive Psychology (PP).  They have previously published numerous papers, books and book chapters on various aspect of PP.PP is a young and rapidly…
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