By Seph Fontane Pennock  
March 22, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

Early in my career I had learned that if you want your product or service to be successful, all you have to do is (ask and) listen and act on what you hear, or don’t hear. We asked. You all spoke. We acted on your suggestions, bringing you Positive Psychology Toolkit 2.0. We also added a community forum so that all of our toolkit users could request new tools and interact with each other.

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Thriving at Work: An Outcome of Positive Leadership
By Robert Rosales  
March 13, 2017 – 11:34 am | 10 Comments

Should companies concern themselves with the psychological well-being of their employees? If so, what does that mean for workplace leadership practices?

The Achoo! Effect: An Interview with Executive Coach Margaret H. Greenberg
By Kathryn Britton  
March 1, 2017 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments
Senia and Margaret

Margaret Greenberg has more than 10 years experience bringing positive psychology to business. In this interview, she explains how to speak the language of business professionals and help them pick up simple but profound tools that benefit employees and the business simultaneously. She closes with the offer of a discount valid through April 12 for the next cohort of the Profit from the Positive Certificate Program starting April 17, 2017.

Optimistic Explanatory Style Supports Good Health
By Jorge Luis Aurich Cornejo  
February 9, 2017 – 9:27 am | 3 Comments
Optimistic View

A few months ago I explored the relationship between health outcomes and explanatory style in 200 executives, including 119 men and 81 women from the main companies in Peru. I divided the executives into two groups based on the Seligman’s Attributional Style Questionnaire: those with predominately optimistic explanatory styles and those with predominately pessimistic explanatory styles. Then I looked at the way their explanatory styles related to two variables of health.

Positive Psychology is Not Equivalent to Positive Thinking
By Dwayne Thomas  
February 1, 2017 – 1:50 pm | 7 Comments

Morgan Mitchell’s Newsweek article, The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking can Threaten Your Health and Happiness makes a fundamental error concerning the definition of positive psychology. I wish to correct that error.

Positive Psychology News Celebrates 10 Years
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
January 18, 2017 – 3:33 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Psychology News (PPND) published its first article, What is Positive Psychology? by Senia Maymin on January 1, 2007. In the 10 years since then, PPND has published more than 1350 articles by nearly 150 different authors. That is a lot of points of view on bringing positive psychology to work in many different life circumstances.

Thoughts for Starting the New Year
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
January 4, 2017 – 3:58 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Psychology News has a tradition of pulling together thoughts for the New Year, remembering that many people are taking stock and making resolutions. As you look ahead, perhaps the ideas below will help you find ways to make your life more happy and healthy. We also recommend that you follow Alicia’s lead and look back at 2016. What worked especially well then? What do you want to make sure you do more of in 2017?

Looking Back: Last Year’s Resolution Changed My Life
By Alicia Assad  
January 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 11 Comments
Brave Knight

I made a more gentle resolution for 2016, because I am a parent in a world where “mom guilt” is the trend. I want to do the best I can for the kids I love, but sometimes more is unproductive and better is unrealistic. By pairing my natural urges to be perfect with the remorse I carried following my son’s burn injury, I was on a one-way trip to martyrdom. For this reason, 2016 was the year of self-compassion. My year-end reflection reveals a happier, more resilient version of myself so I think this resolution is one I will keep.

Holiday Gift Ideas Drawn from Our Collection
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
December 15, 2016 – 11:38 am | 2 Comments
Love of books

Looking for ideas for holiday gifts? We’ve had a feature in December since 2008 in which we invited PPND authors and friends to contribute ideas related to enhancing well-being. In 2007, Kathryn Britton wrote …

One Mother’s Holiday Survival Guide
By Alicia Assad  
December 1, 2016 – 12:12 pm | 4 Comments

Yes there are crowds, more on the to-do list, and the flu season is upon us. But there are also more connections, sparkle, and cheer. Since I am (somewhat gracefully) surviving this holiday season with the support of the concepts I understand from positive psychology, I am compelled to spread my cheer by sharing my holiday survival list.

Reckless Ebullience, Meet Prudence
By Allison Holzer  
November 20, 2016 – 2:53 pm | 5 Comments

Almost twenty years ago, I made a naïve mistake that could have cost me my life. Faced with this unexpected personal crisis, I learned a critical lesson about balancing excitement and bold action with prudence. But it took my 5-year-old son to put the lesson into words.