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My 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Positivity Article

ChromoClear™ is the first-ever luxury eyewear collection to transcend how we see and address how we feel. The lens has been shown through scientific research and clinical testing to help enhance mood and performance. The Relax may help migraine sufferers reduce head stress, shed tension, find calm after a trying day. A classic comfort food and childhood favorite, our PB&J Collection includes Peanut Butter, Blackberry Jam and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in a festive birch box. This splendid volume is a…

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10 reasons why constant complaining is so toxic at work – Positivity Article

Back when I was still working in the tech industry (I was a software developer for a small consulting company in my second job out of university) I had a boss that was… shall we say unpopular. My co-workers and I hated his guts and we complained ceaselessly about him. It got to the point where we couldn’t start a meeting, have lunch in the cafeteria, or even go out for a beer without spending half an hour complaining about…

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28 Best Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Learn – Positivity Article

There are many different kinds of meditation techniques and they can all be beneficial. The beauty of meditation is that it can be done anywhere and at anytime. Most meditation techniques are relatively simple, ranging from simple breathing meditations to more complex meditations. Meditation is a very personal practice because what is relaxing for one person may be distracting for another. Some people find it quite difficult to turn the mind off so guided meditations are a wonderful option as…

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The Best Positive Quotes About Truth For Moms – Positivity Article

The word “truth” comes from the Old English triewð (West Saxon), and treowð (Mercian) “faith, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty; veracity, quality of being true; pledge, covenant.”The dictionary defines TRUTH as “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality,” “ the body of real things, events, and facts,” “a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality,” and “sincerity in action, character, and utterance.”Fidelity, constancy, trueness, verity, veridicality, veracity, veraciousness, exactness, exactitude, correctness, accuracy, true, veracity, truthfulness, reality, and factualness are all…

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Lack of Fun at Work Kills Motivation – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Dr. Nico Rose (MAPP ’14) is a professor for organizational psychology at International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund, Germany. He worked for Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media corporation from 2010 to 2018, most recently as Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition. For several years, he published Mappalicious, the German side of positive psychology. His book, Arbeit besser machen, was published in 2019. Nico’s articles can be found here. When was the last time you really had a lot fun…

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F1 pledges to wipe out carbon footprint – Positive News – Positivity Article

Car racing franchise Formula 1 will be carbon neutral by 2030, according to a plan launched this month. According to the plan, Formula 1 will switch to low- or zero-carbon logistics and travel, as well as implementing ‘credible’ carbon offsetting and carbon sequestration programmes. The franchise’s estimated total emissions for 2019 are 256,551 tonnes. Emissions from F1 race cars themselves only comprised around 0.7 per cent of the total in 2018, while 45 per cent came from transporting race cars…

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Best friends of 78 years move into the same elderly care home together – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:A good friend can tell you the best stories, but your best friend has lived through all of them with you. 89-year-olds Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward put a new meaning to the word ‘best friends’ when they decided to move into the same nursing care home in England. The two have been each other’s best friends ever since they were 11. The bond between Saville and Woodward is stronger than ever, fortified with 78 years…

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Have Faith That You’re Enough for This – Positivity Article

Have you heard the call to parts unknown? And have you dared to answer? The call will lead you to strange lands beyond imagination. The landscape will grow more unfamiliar the further you travel, and you may wonder if you’ve lost your way. Remember then how unimaginable where you stand once was. Only yesterday, today was unknown too. Look to the steps you took to get here and smile, knowing that so many discoveries wait for you in the uncertainty…

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Scientists Reveal That Toad Poison May Treat Addiction and Depression – Positivity Article

Do you know someone who struggles with addiction or depression?Just in case you haven’t been keeping up, there’s a bit of a psychedelic revival taking place. And unlike the communal acid trip that was the 1960s, today’s user of hallucinogens is more likely to use for reasons other than as a departure from reality.(Not to bash on LSD users of the 60s, including military test subjects of a CIA-sponsored military program.)Perhaps the biggest claim to fame of such drugs is…

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Straddling the fine line between arrogance and confidence – Positivity Article

I know I’m very, very, good at what I do. I have been studying human development for 13 years, I have been blessed with a keen sense of awareness and when I’m tuned in, I can spot truth in situations and people pretty fast which allows me to get to the root of problems. I am a great speaker and teacher – put me in front of a group of people and as much as I will get nervous, I’ll…

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Feasting Together Can Help You Succeed in Business and in Life – Positivity Article

While meal replacements like Soylent are ideally suited for those who prefer to get sustenance through a straw and on their own time, don’t discount the immeasurable benefits of sitting down for a real meal with other people. It’s important to break bread. It’s even better to break it with others. Research from the University of Oxford found that the more we eat with other people, the happier we are and the more satisfied we are with our lives. Social…

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New Chief Happiness Officer Academy announced for Copenhagen in December – Positivity Article

Participants from 16 countries at the CHO Academy in June 2019 in Copenhagen Our regular CHO Academy in June sold out very quickly and had a long waiting list so we added an extra one in November. That one is now also sold out, so we’ve added an extra extra Academy in Copenhagen on December 8-11 2019. If you want a deep dive into the theory and practice of creating happy workplaces then this is the training for you. Previous…

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23 Therapy Worksheets, Interventions, and Techniques to Apply Today – Positivity Article

There are so many kinds of psychotherapy that it can be overwhelming when exploring what therapy has to offer. Whether taking advice from a friend about their experience or searching through the broad online descriptions, narrowing down what comes with therapy is a lot to absorb. Before entering therapy, a good understanding of what you can expect in therapy and from a therapist can be very helpful. Helping more people understand therapy could help reduce the stigma that exists around…

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FROZEN 2 Family Night Out ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

Last Friday, my daughters and I embarked on a journey back to Arendelle and into the Enchanted Forest to see the number one movie in the world: Frozen 2.Frozen 2 is the sequel to Disney’s Frozen, and it is 1 hour and 43 minutes of magic and wonder for the whole family.Our friends at Disney’s Frozen sent us gift cards to the Dry Bar and The Yard House, and AMC Theaters, so we went to get our hair done and eat some…

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It pays to be kind: improving workplace culture through kindness – Positive News – Positivity Article

Kindness might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think about work. But more businesses are recognising that it is just as important to company culture as communication or collaboration. Being kind to others stimulates serotonin and oxytocin – hormones associated with happiness. Research also shows that people who are regularly kind have significantly lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Now, the business world is starting to take note. “We’re a small, close-knit team, and…

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A Twitter post about dying dad’s final wish to have one last beer with his sons goes viral – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:A viral photo on Twitter shows the heart-warming image of a man with colon cancer sharing his “last” beer with his sons. Colon cancer hit Norbert Schemm really hard and before he finally waved the world goodbye, he had one simple wish: to have one final round of drinks with his sons. Luckily, his last wish was granted and the proof was the photo that recently went viral on Twitter. Norbert’s grandson, Adam Schemm, took and…

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You Can Call Me Georgia – Positivity Article

Something magical happens when you stop caring about what others think of you. You start to taste a level of freedom that questions all of your past decisions. It changes your interactions with people. Your conversations with your boss. Your friends. The whole ecosystem around you. The other day, I met someone ‘important.’  Semi famous. He was so used to people being excited around him. Half way through my conversation I noticed that he was nervous. And I noticed something about…

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Scientists Explain Why People Who Quiet Their Minds Live Longer – Positivity Article

Our brain is one energy-intensive organ. Though weighing just three pounds, it consumes about one-fifth of the body’s energy supply. The human mind is a beautiful, massively-complex piece of work comprised of billions of neurons and trillions of synaptic connections.The sheer processing power of the brain is on display wherever we look. Humans have built vehicles that can traverse space, create medicines to cure fatal diseases, and design tiny microchips capable of running just about everything imaginable.But all of this…

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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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What Makes a Good Doctor? – Positivity Article

“I don’t care if she’s nice. I just care that she’s the best.” My patient’s internist was retiring and he was eager to find a new one. Like most people, he relied on credentials and reputation to assess expertise. “Where did she go to medical school?,” he asked. “Is she on New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list?” How caring or warm she is didn’t factor into his analysis. He believed that competence, not kindness, mattered most. Research from Stanford University suggests otherwise. Volunteers in a study were pricked on their…

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Should you seek passion or duty at work? (Pssst: The answer is passion). – Positivity Article

In an opinion pice in the New York Times, professor Firmin DeBrabrander argues that you should not approach work as your passion but as your duty. Looking for passion at work, he says, will make you stressed and is bound to fail anyway. I think that’s complete nonsense! I know – what a shocker 🙂 But worst of all it’s poorly reasoned nonsense that relies on a string of terrible arguments and deliberate ignorance of the research in the field.…

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10 Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) Worksheets & Practices – Positivity Article

The idea of Post Traumatic Growth, or PTG, is a popular one – that survivors of traumatic events cannot only heal from their trauma, but may actually grow into a stronger, more driven, and more resilient person because of their trauma. According to the Posttraumatic Growth Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, PTG can be understood as positive change resulting from an individual’s struggle with a major life crisis or traumatic event (2014). Where our other…

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European Investment Bank to end fossil fuel funding – Positive News – Positivity Article

The European Investment Bank has pledged to phase out its multibillion-euro funding of fossil fuel projects over the next two years. After 2021, the EU’s lending arm will no longer bankroll coal, oil or gas projects, and will instead make lending decisions that are in line with the Paris climate accord. The bank has announced that will invest €1trn towards climate-focused and sustainability projects over the next decade. EIB’s president, Werner Hoyer, described the shift in strategy as “a quantum…

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Parking lot in Australia turned into a shelter for the homeless to give them refuge at night – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:After walking through an empty parking lot one night, the founder of this charity thought of turning the vacant space into a shelter for the homeless. Since time immemorial, the issue of homelessness has remained prevalent in different parts of the world. In the United States alone, “a total of 552,830 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2018”, according to HUD’s Annual Point-in-Time Count. The reasons for individuals losing their homes may vary,…

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What You Can Learn from the Kindness of Strangers – Positivity Article

A stranger did the most selfless thing for me, and I learned we don’t need grand gestures to be kind. It was the last day of final exams in my freshmen year of college. I was preparing myself (mentally and physically) to drive the three hours back to my parent’s house in the snow. The school had been warning its students about a possible snowstorm for weeks, and sure enough, the storm had arrived to commemorate our last day of…

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Mental Health Experts Explain 14 Health Benefits of True Friendship – Positivity Article

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love,” Hubert Humphrey once said. And he was correct, in more ways than one. Of course, we all know that spending time with friends makes us feel good. But not as many people know that having supportive friends has been scientifically shown to benefit our well-being and health in a multitude of ways.A plethora of psychological and scientific research has revealed a significant and essential relationship between having good friends and good health.…

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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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An Antidote for Pathological People-Pleasing – Positivity Article

John Templeton famously said, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.” Science backs this up. Nice people live longer, they are happier and they are less stressed. That said, being “too nice” isn’t healthy either. Those who never say no and who always give at their own expense run the risk of becoming doormats. Being too much of a people pleaser often leads to festering resentment in the pleaser and the perception that you’re insecure…

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Meet the newest certified Chief Happiness Officers – Positivity Article

Our latest Chief Happiness Officer Academy was a huge hit with 23 engaged participants from 14 countries who are now ready to go out and make workplaces awesome. We were completely blown away by how engaged and passionate the group was and how open they were about sharing questions, stories and experiences. We had a great time going through the latest research and best practices on happiness at work. We also had a fantastic visit to Irma, where their CEO…

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17 Best Online Coaching Programs, Software & Tools – Positivity Article

Operating in the wild west of psychology as an applied positive psychology coach can sometimes feel like you’re forging through the unknown with only your certification in your wagon of supplies. Coaching and setting up a business are not mutually exclusive skills. Each coach has a different style, client base, in addition to financial backing. Choosing how to set up a business to succeed takes perseverance and a flexible growth mindset. Allowing yourself to learn from things that don’t work…

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