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  • 12 Success Killing Mistakes Hard Working People Make

    Personal Development For Intelligent People
    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…
  • Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

    The Psychology of Wellbeing
    Jim Afremow
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. His website is www.goldmedalmind.net There is an old Cherokee legend known as the tale of the two wolvesA…
  • New CAPP Programs Springing Up in 2015

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    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…
  • Secrets of Adulthood: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make You Feel Happy.

    The Happiness Project
    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   One nice thing about not being a scientist? I can say things that a scientist couldn’t get away with. For instance: happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy. For instance, sometimes, the things you do to feel right make you feel bad — but they still make you feel happy, because you’re living up to your values. Can you think of times when something made you unhappy — but also happy? This often comes up with novelty and challenge. Doing something new and challenging often brings feelings of anxiety, anger, and frustration.
  • Life is not a Marathon

    The Psychology of Wellbeing
    Jeremy McCarthy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Life is not a Marathon, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Robert Jinks Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the areas where we most want to see results. In 2004, Schwartz wrote, “The Power of Full Engagement,” encouraging people to look at their professional…
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    Positive Psychology News Daily

  • 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…
  • Struggling with Gratitude

    Shannon Polly
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    By Shannon Polly -    ENT Clinic doesn’t do nosesI just came back from taking my youngest daughter to the emergency room (ER). It wasn’t a huge deal. Just a raisin up the nose, but apparently the Ear-Nose-and-Throat (ENT) clinic only services ears. Noses have to go through the ER machine. Coming home with a healthy kid should have made me feel very grateful. I should have felt grateful that it only took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to discover that there was, in fact, no raisin in her nose any more. I’ve averaged 4-5 hours every other visit to the ER. Plus I really…
  • The 3 Promises (Book Review)

    Sean Doyle
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    By Sean Doyle - I tend to be leery of books that promise “the 10 steps to” this or “the five principles of” that. Too often they get caught up in their own cleverness, rely on forced acronyms or become a mix of hyperbole and impotence. David J Pollay’s latest book, The 3 Promises is different. It is simple, honest, and has the potential to change your life. David Pollay, one of the early leaders in applying the findings from positive psychology, asks us to make 3 simple promises to ourselves every day: Find joy.   Do what you love.   Make a difference. A Challenge of…
 
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    The Happiness Project

  • Secrets of Adulthood: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make You Feel Happy.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   One nice thing about not being a scientist? I can say things that a scientist couldn’t get away with. For instance: happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy. For instance, sometimes, the things you do to feel right make you feel bad — but they still make you feel happy, because you’re living up to your values. Can you think of times when something made you unhappy — but also happy? This often comes up with novelty and challenge. Doing something new and challenging often brings feelings of anxiety, anger, and frustration.
  • Some Surprising Observations About How to Fight Clutter.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    One of the things about happiness that continually surprises me is the degree to which, for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm, and inner self-command. In the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet or an overflowing in-box is trivial, and yet such things weigh us down more than they should. That’s why I follow habits like making my bed and the one-minute rule, and why one of the most important strategies of habit formation is the Strategy of Foundation. Because I’m so interested in the connections among clutter, order, energy, habits, and happiness, I had…
  • Want Personalized Bookplates for Holiday Gifts? Don’t Delay!

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Many people give Happier at Home and The Happiness Project as holiday gifts. A trend that I very much appreciate. If you’d like to make your gift more special and personalized, sign up here, and I’ll send you a bookplate that’s personalized for the recipient and signed by me (as shown in the photo). Think how happy you’ll be to cross some gift-giving tasks off your list! U.S. and Canada only — so sorry about that. I can be a little slow, so to make sure that neither of us has to worry about whether you’ll receive the bookplates in time, request as soon as possible. If you’re not…
  • A Surprising Way to Feel Better About Yourself. Have You Tried It?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Over the weekend, I read Christopher Isherwood’s memoir, My Guru and His Disciple. It’s an account of Isherwood’s relationship with Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu monk who was his spiritual mentor and friend for more than thirty years. (The photo shows Swami Prabhavananda on the left, Isherwood on the right, and Aldous Huxley between them.) I was surprised to learn that Christopher Isherwood — who’s perhaps best known for The Berlin Stories, which was the basis for Cabaret — lived for years in Swami Prabhavananda’s monastery in Los Angeles, and…
  • “The Sweetest Things Become the Most Bitter by Excess.” Examples?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    “The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.” –Democritus Do you agree — and if so, can you think of examples? I’d suggest: technology, ambition, sugar, TV, habit (I consider habit a “sweet thing,” though of course not everyone agrees). Maybe…generosity, sometimes. I’ll have to think about that.
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Life is not a Marathon

    Jeremy McCarthy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Life is not a Marathon, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Robert Jinks Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the areas where we most want to see results. In 2004, Schwartz wrote, “The Power of Full Engagement,” encouraging people to look at their professional…
  • The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Tal Bright Happiness is found in the present moment. At least that is the popular narrative in Western culture where there is a growing appreciation for the benefits of mindfulness. But I have argued that in addition to “The Power of Now,” there also exists “The Power of Before and After.” We don’t only benefit from the mindful appreciation of the present moment, but also from reminiscing and appreciating our past, or from planning, hoping for, or anticipating the future. I was reminded of…
  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

    Jeremy McCarthy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Fish Out of Water Syndrome, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, after I had already been in Mexico for around three years, I was still learning new things every day. I was learning the language, learning the culture, and even learning more about my own culture from the contrast.
  • Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease

    Jeremy McCarthy
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Today’s article was originally posted as a response to a question on Quora.  The question was, “When you get knocked down, will you stay down or get up?”  The most popular answer was a personal story shared by Abby Smith, a 19-year old woman who has been knocked down.  But every day she gets up again and faces her life in the bravest way possible.  With her permission, I’m sharing her story.  Here’s Abby . . . I rarely ‘tell my story,’ because I feel like I’m just…
  • Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

    Jim Afremow
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. His website is www.goldmedalmind.net There is an old Cherokee legend known as the tale of the two wolvesA…
 
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    Motivational Memo Blog

  • 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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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • 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..
  • Personal Power

    Walter Jacobson
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    “I can’t help it. It’s who I am!” — NOT TRUE! Despite how you have been programmed, despite what has happened to you in the past, you are not a victim any longer, you are who YOU choose to be. You have great personal power. You can transform yourself. The post Personal Power appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Letting Go Of Baggage

    Walter Jacobson
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Letting go of baggage is a choice. First, you choose to recognize your baggage rather than be in denial about it. Second, you choose to recognize that you have the power to let go of your baggage and make better choices. Third, you make better choices. Fourth, you repeatedly, consistently, persistently make those better choices until you have extinguished your self-destructive self-definitions and replaced them with healthier ones. The post Letting Go Of Baggage appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • 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…
  • An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community

    Shannon Hayes
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photo by Alessandro Baffa / Flickr. The first time I heard the expression “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’” I swore off organized school sports. I told my coach and teachers I was too busy practicing the saxophone (contentedly alone, in my room), to come to practice. I was too busy helping my 80-year-old neighbor, Sanford, shovel manure out of his barn on weekends. I was too busy with my studies. All of us—even the reticent loners like myself, were able to pitch in. It was true that I wanted to get better at the sax. And sure, I wanted good grades. And I far preferred the company of…
  • When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude

    Shannon Hayes
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Shutterstock. November first marked the 15th anniversary of Bob’s and my radical homemaking adventure. We didn’t plan it that way. He was fired. We had just taken out a mortgage on the home of our dreams, a tiny cabin up the road from Mom and Dad’s farm. We cried, we ate, he sat patiently while I stared wild-eyed into an unknown future. I was at school when he called to tell me the shocking news. He made me sit down before he broke it to me. He made me promise that, no matter what he said next, I would not drop out of my Ph.D. program. I promised, and then wished I could have…
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    Personal Development | How To Get Success In Life

  • 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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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Life is not a Marathon

    Jeremy McCarthy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Life is not a Marathon, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Robert Jinks Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the areas where we most want to see results. In 2004, Schwartz wrote, “The Power of Full Engagement,” encouraging people to look at their professional…
  • The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Tal Bright Happiness is found in the present moment. At least that is the popular narrative in Western culture where there is a growing appreciation for the benefits of mindfulness. But I have argued that in addition to “The Power of Now,” there also exists “The Power of Before and After.” We don’t only benefit from the mindful appreciation of the present moment, but also from reminiscing and appreciating our past, or from planning, hoping for, or anticipating the future. I was reminded of…
  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

    Jeremy McCarthy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Fish Out of Water Syndrome, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, after I had already been in Mexico for around three years, I was still learning new things every day. I was learning the language, learning the culture, and even learning more about my own culture from the contrast.
  • Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease

    Jeremy McCarthy
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Today’s article was originally posted as a response to a question on Quora.  The question was, “When you get knocked down, will you stay down or get up?”  The most popular answer was a personal story shared by Abby Smith, a 19-year old woman who has been knocked down.  But every day she gets up again and faces her life in the bravest way possible.  With her permission, I’m sharing her story.  Here’s Abby . . . I rarely ‘tell my story,’ because I feel like I’m just…
  • Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

    Jim Afremow
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. His website is www.goldmedalmind.net There is an old Cherokee legend known as the tale of the two wolvesA…
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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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    Good Vibe Blog

  • 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…
  • LOA Tip from Foo Fighters Dave Grohl

    Good Vibe Coach
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    image credit: fanpop.com The other night when Anderson Cooper interviewed Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl we learned the key to Dave’s success: He loves what he does. Phrases used to describe his work include: exceeded all expectations massive success catapulting to worldwide stardom staple of rock music Get a load of this excerpt from his wiki page: “Between October 2002 and March 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups.” Wowza. That’s a guy who’s got a handle on…
  • Where to Find the Good News

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Sometimes it seems we’re immersed in a world of things gone wrong, when we know in truth there’s plenty going right. The good news, though, is that there are growing sources reporting good news! Whether it’s a site to visit for uplifting stories globally, or a newsletter in your inbox reminding you of things getting better, consciously tuning into uplifting reports is an easy way to support your good vibe and balance out negativity. Here are a few of my favorite sources for good news: The Good News Network Founded by Geri Weis-Corbley in 1997, the Good News Network serves…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Finding Focus in the Age of Distraction

    Rob Archer
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    As the amount of digital information increases tenfold every five years, a conservative estimate is that the amount of information we are exposed to daily has doubled over the last 20 years (1). Now, I don’t know if that is good or bad, because humans adapt.  But what  is happening now goes way beyond incremental growth, and this quantitative change may begin to make a qualitative difference. After all,  the human mind did not evolve to ignore new information… Minds that ignored new information – that strange shadow over by the trees, the unfamiliar rustle in the…
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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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  • 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
  • 10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

    yamini
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    “90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.”  – Travis Bradberry, TalentSmart TalentSmart surveyed over 1 million people to find out what the most successful people do…
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  • 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…
  • 3 Tips for Prioritising Effectively

    Susanna Halonen
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Everyday you approach the day with a ton of things on your to-do list. From buying milk from the shop to picking up the dry cleaning to finishing a report at work to writing a pitch for your manager or client to start a new project. The lists can get endless and we often kid ourselves that if we just do one or two more things today the list will be shorter tomorrow. The reality is even working around the clock wouldn’t enable us to make the list disappear because there will always be new things popping up on that list! So how can we manage the endless to-do list without constantly…
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    Personal Development For Intelligent People

  • 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)…
  • How To Get Respect Without Trying

    Isaiah Hankel
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tzu (Author; Tao Te Ching) “Knowledge will give you power, but character will give you respect.” Bruce Lee (Actor and Founder; Jeet Kune Do) “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Confucius (Philosopher; Five Classics)   Respect yourself and others will respect you too. I was really bad at getting respect in graduate school. My academic advisor called me moron and boob in lab and some of my committee members would fall asleep or catch up on emails…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • DREAM - Cavatina & Shadorma

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    SourceWalk near holding handBreath stoppedToday I live dreamIn flashYou and me one nowLet’s take a vowJust ListenDon’t pause, imagineGreat futureSeen aheadFor moment say yes to dream And see it’s magicThe first two para's of this poem is Cavatina - which said to be Italian style of poetry; and is clubbed by Shadorma at end. For more information visit Poetry Forms.Linking with BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond andMindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, Poetry Jamm - Dream & Friday Fictioneers@Sonal
  • EBook Review: The Write NonFiction NOW

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    E-book "The Write NonFiction NOW! Guide to: Writing a Book in 30 Days" by Nina Amir is another book for readers to get inspired and motivated to write their long waiting book in just 30 days. Previously authored books by Nina Amir areHow to Blog a Book, How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer's Digest Books) The Author Training Manual: Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become the Author Publishers Want, and Self-Publish Effectively (Writer's Digest Books)10 Day and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self (Pure Spirit Creations)This particular book…
  • Difficult Decision

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    This post has won a WOW badge from Blogadda.It was fine sunny morning, and the time when Kriti was sipping a cup of tea, while reading newspaper. She had finished her morning chores, and Kamu her helper was washing utensils, when suddenly she heard; “I want to , I want to Maa”. Kriti folded newspaper and took her cup to walk to backyard where she saw Vishnu crying and pleading to his mother. “I will go to school today Maa, I can’t be at home.” said Vishnu in a shivering voice.“Why not, I will myself drop you there; you won’t miss the school” replied Kamu with a heavy…
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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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  • 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…
  • Ed Diener: Dr. Happiness’ Life and Research

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Known as “Dr. Happiness”, Ed Diener is famous for his research on subjective well-being, which includes happiness, life satisfaction and positive affect.  To him, happiness is not a destination, it is a process. He claimed that it is better to achieve happiness early in life because it will generate a more beneficial life.The BackgroundEd Diener was born in 1946 in Glendale, California on a farm. Even though his father, a successful farmer, wanted him to be his descendants, Ed’s parents supported him to pursue his passion in psychology. Besides his family support, he stated that his…
  • Eudaimonia: Personal Happiness According to the Greeks

    Editorial staff
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Eudaimonia is a Greek word, which refers to a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous. In moral philosophy, eudaimonia is used to refer to the right actions as those that result in the well-being of an individual. In this case, well-being becomes an essential value.In a more literal sense, eudaimonia means to have a good guardian spirit. As the ultimate goal, eudaimonia is an objective state rather than a subjective state, which characterizes a well-lived life regardless of the emotional state of the one experiencing it.
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  • 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
  • Intimate Communication: What's There to Know?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Our bodies tell the truth. When exploring intimacy and the subject of desire, it is important to be mindful and alert to both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. If you focus on the art of observation, you will connect on a much deeper level, and after all, isn’t that what being intimate is all about? read more
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  • 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! Ebb of A Memory I have a distant memory of, perhaps from the winter of 2007-2008, a small pixelated picture that I cut out from a local newspaper and stuck to my clinic board after layering it up with Scotch-tape (so that the elements don’t pale it). It stayed there till a year back, when 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 "Happiness is…
  • Branding Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! A Brand Called Happiness Happiness is risking its way to getting clichéd, almost. That is, ‘Happiness’ – the marketing jargon. That is, ‘Happiness’ – The Brand. You open up a newspaper or a magazine, or go to a social network or a high-value content-curated site – you can be sure to find a publicity communiqué using the Read More The post Branding Happiness is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global…
  • 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 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…
  • Love Your Stuff, Love Yourself

    Mary Anne Horsman
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Love is the energy that created all material things. As you strive to feel more Love every day, it’s important to recognize how your stuff affects your energy. While you’re in your human form, your spiritual self is connected to your physical self. That’s why taking care of your stuff is one major part of taking care of your soul. Love Your Stuff, Love Yourself As I’ve said before, Love is Simple. If you’re surrounded by too many things that don’t serve you, your spirit feels heavy and drained of vital creative energy. Thankfully, the…
  • Vote for Love Today

    Mary Anne Horsman
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Mary Anne Horsman I hope you were able to go cast your vote yesterday. If you Love your freedom and your rights, it’s best not to take our political system for granted.  It’s a wonderful gift to have our personal choice count when collective decisions are being made. I must admit that the I’m not inclined to follow politics. Before the next election, I will take more time to research the candidates in detail. An informed vote is the most valuable vote. Your Vote Counts When the ballots are tallied, your vote counts. Your voice makes a difference. And there are others ways…
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  • 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.
  • Walking lesson: learn to walk really?

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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.
  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice. I am not going to make any tall claims. By reading this article you are not going to become an instant genius. I am not going to use killer headline to promote this article either. The article is about the 11 ways to become smarter not genius. To succeed in life who says you need [...] The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius 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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  • 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…
  • Ed Diener: Dr. Happiness’ Life and Research

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Known as “Dr. Happiness”, Ed Diener is famous for his research on subjective well-being, which includes happiness, life satisfaction and positive affect.  To him, happiness is not a destination, it is a process. He claimed that it is better to achieve happiness early in life because it will generate a more beneficial life.The BackgroundEd Diener was born in 1946 in Glendale, California on a farm. Even though his father, a successful farmer, wanted him to be his descendants, Ed’s parents supported him to pursue his passion in psychology. Besides his family support, he stated that his…
  • Eudaimonia: Personal Happiness According to the Greeks

    Editorial staff
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Eudaimonia is a Greek word, which refers to a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous. In moral philosophy, eudaimonia is used to refer to the right actions as those that result in the well-being of an individual. In this case, well-being becomes an essential value.In a more literal sense, eudaimonia means to have a good guardian spirit. As the ultimate goal, eudaimonia is an objective state rather than a subjective state, which characterizes a well-lived life regardless of the emotional state of the one experiencing it.
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