Grit/Grace/Gratitude

Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Education – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

The history of teaching and education, my journey. I’ve just graduated again. This time, an advanced graduate certificate in mental health counseling. I don’t need all the formal education any more. Now? I want it because ‘love of learning’ is my top strength in the Character Strengths and Virtues instrument and always has been. The real stuff? The parts that matter? The lived experience of what it is to be a student or teacher are not found in the certificates,…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. 21 – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Do you know how much we can get done with 21 days in staycation? Lock down? Social distancing? Physical distancing? SO MANY things! In 21 days, we can kick a sugar addiction ~ knit a blanket for a friend ~ write a novel ~ change the trajectory of our goals ~ befriend new people to the point of sharing and caring. In 21 days, we can pay kindness forward only once a day and help 21 people. We can create…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Honor – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Breathe in. Honor the feeling of your full lungs. Breathe out. Feel the power of knowing that from the moment we are born to the moment we die; our lungs will continue to work without us giving them any thought. Honor the whole of who you are. Honor yourself as a human who can and does think, breathe, walk, talk, feel and believe in yourself. Honor the space between your heart beats. Spend time with your thoughts. Give space to…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Worldview? – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

My worldview is evolving. GGG @ TPPP is cutting back to bi-monthly as a result. Why? This writer is in a winter-hibernation-worldview-reflection time. The solitude is deafening, and yet necessary. Mastering contentment with silence is needed in order to truly know who we are in the big picture of how we can contribute. Our world is changing, or, maybe it’s just my lens on the world that’s changing, as I watch the world evolve. Change Happens   The things that excite…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Silence – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

The sound of silence. There’s a ringing in my ear. The hype of  pending holiday. It’s growing very near. This year is very different. The atmosphere’s been changed. There is no joyous noel. The memories remain. The children are all grown now. The house is not a home. There are no loud voices. The mysteries all are gone. The expectation of gifts. The pending anticipation. A melancholy has settled. There is no revelation. I don’t want to buy a present.…

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Grit, Grace, Gratitude 2020 – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

2020 means perfect vision. A perfect balance of all that allows one to see both the near and the far. I’ve been thinking about my part in helping the positive psychology people develop, along with other journeys in the growth of the field of positive psychology. “I” statements invite powerful ownership of our personal truth. From there, we can change anything we want. I didn’t become a world renowned researcher or author, but that never stopped me from seeing it…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Paper. – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Paper Moon. Paper Dolls. Paper Houses. Paper Towns. When we offer trust, but someone betrays us, the analogy is the crumpled paper. Once smoothed, it’ll never be the same, but it will still exist. We have always known that we are more than what the world sees. We are more than just, paper. On paper, everything can look perfect. We can talk about how perfect our lives are. We can champion all the wonderful things in our lives or brag…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Transcendence – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

When we heal, we experience transcendence. People who fully live in the present are able to navigate from past experiences toward a more meaningful life. Those who feel that sense of wholeness or completeness are able to transcend the lessons we learned along the path toward enlightenment.   Adyashanti said, “A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” What does that look like? We are not afraid of not knowing. We are excited to learn more.…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Abundance – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Abundance  ‘I have abundance of …’, finish that sentence in your own voice. ‘I am abundant in …’,  finish that sentence. Turn it into an action word, and now,  a present day, ‘now’ phrase. The self-help industries tell us to envision it, as if we already have what we want. So do some theories in practice in the field of psychology. And in the sports industries.  There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now. A pull toward alternative…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Freedom – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

This post will be from a place of “freedom”; an existential concept I’ve been working on in my studies. “Freedom” is the inescapable aspect of the human condition; we are the authors of our lives and therefore are responsible for our destiny and accountable for our actions.” (Corey, 2017) For us here in the states, today is a national holiday. An entire day dedicated to someone who took the freedom away from a native culture. Conscious awareness is complicated when…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Beautiful. – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Eunoia (n.) a pure and well-balanced mind, a good spirit. “Beautiful Thinking” Beautiful thinking will get you everywhere. Grit, Grace and Gratitude are navigators, but the Eunoia is the driver that clears the mind’s path toward living. I’ve lived in the darkness of hardship, adverse life events and stressors that needed healing. The path I was on wasn’t a bad one. In fact, it was, or should have been glorious. And yet, others on the path with me didn’t want me…

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