Grocery Shopping
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.

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

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.

How to Encourage Employee Engagement
By Andrea Frank  
November 17, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment
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I am interested in the intersection of home, school, work, and play. How aligned are we across these domains of life, and how does that impact our engagement in them?

Move Fast to Get the Positive Psychology Toolkit at Current Low Price (Sponsored by PPND)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
November 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | One Comment
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The Positive Psychology Toolkit is a science-based, online platform containing 120+ exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, assessments and scales in PDF-format. 1.000+ practitioners are now working with this toolkit in their coaching practice, teaching, therapy trajectories and corporate wellness programs. There are only a few more days to subscribe at the current price.

An Essay of Gratitude for the Midwife of Words
By Alicia Assad  
October 19, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 3 Comments
First steps

My rainbow baby writer’s block serves as a reminder that sometimes we need to sit back and let life unfold while maintaining self-compassion in our passive state.

Of Research and Rigor: Building Your Career in Positive Psychology
By Orin Davis  
October 12, 2016 – 2:05 pm | 2 Comments
Heads-on research

If you were to ask me whether to get a Ph.D., or do research, or go into positive psychology, here are seven questions I would ask you. From the answers to these questions, you will likely know where you belong. After that, it’s up to you to understand the vagaries of the field (and job market!) and to find mentors to train, advise, and advocate for you so that you can make your own mark in the field.

Money is an Imperfect Incentive, Not Just at Wells Fargo
By Robert Rosales  
September 27, 2016 – 12:50 pm | 15 Comments
Is it worth sacrificing time with friends?

In the end, money matters.

Wisdom and people matter most.

Respect at Work: Invitation to a Webinar this Thursday
By Editor K.H.B.  
September 19, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment
Dr. Kristie Rogers

We are experimenting with ways to get the word out about interesting webinars that are open to the public. There isn’t much warning for this webinar, so act fast if interested.

Write a Happiness-boosting Progress Report (@ScottCrab)
By Scott Crabtree  
September 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | 2 Comments
Visualizing progress

Like any business leader, I wanted to be informed of what my employees were up to, so I requested that all of us write status reports. But status reports can become boring and sometimes feel pointless. What does science tell us about making them both a joy to write and a joy to read?

Second Stop on Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour: Europe
By Lisa Buksbaum  
September 6, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
You know we're in France...

The lovely city of Angers, France hosted the eighth European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Angers has been voted the “happiest city in France.” It was certainly easy for conference attendees to be happy in Angers. Happy and stimulated, we learned about red-cape and green-cape interventions, about heroism and heroic leadership, and much much more.

First Stop on a Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour (#CPPA2016)
By Lisa Buksbaum  
August 26, 2016 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments
Sajel Bellon (right) with Lisa and Kathryn Britton

In this series, I take you on a four-conference tour, starting with a conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada.

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) Conference had me at its title: I got to Exhilarate! for two days with hundreds of positive Canadians.