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[Early Bird 40% Off] Realizing Resilience Masterclass© – Positivity Article

We’ve just officially opened up the digital doors to the Realizing Resilience Masterclass© – bringing you the state-of-the-art science and practice of resilience. There’s a video waiting for you that explains everything you get, all the bonuses, and how it works. Take a look now: Early Enrolment Bonus: The first 250 participants will get a 40% discount and that’s not all – there are bonus resources and products to enjoy. In collaboration with The University of California: Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center…

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Why Receiving Is Difficult (and How to Make It Easier) ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

Do you struggle receiving gifts, help, and compliments? If you ever wonder why receiving is difficult and wish there was a way to make it easier, you’re not alone – and you’re in the right place, too!Some are convinced that the reason for someone to have issues with receiving is because of pride, and I can assure you this is rarely the case.It sounds easy enough to say “Thank you, I accept,” but it’s just not so simple. Receiving gifts,…

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Conversations Worth Having (Book Review) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa provide services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Full Bio.Articles by Lisa are here. In his gracious and thoughtful introduction to this book, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) creator and founder Dr. David Cooperrider writes, “[t]his book is built on the authors’ relentless optimism.” This book is also built upon the…

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Change generator: meet the clean energy pioneer – Positive News – Positivity Article

Juliet Davenport pioneered a new way of powering homes when she founded Good Energy 20 years ago. Now, she’s at the forefront of business leaders proving that companies can do right by the planet as well as their shareholders Climate change rarely made headlines in the 1990s. Although the science was there, many people hadn’t heard it. Juliet Davenport felt there was a need for someone to take responsibility, but the lack of widespread knowledge made her self-appointed task of…

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Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry team up in video for World Mental Health Day – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:England’s two most popular redheads, Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran united in a video to raise mental health awareness. In celebration of World Mental Health Day, the two collaborated to discuss mental health issues and reminded everyone to look out for anyone who might be suffering in “silence.” Though the video has a deep and serious message, it starts very light and actually humorous, where Sheeran is talking while a makeup artist is shaving his beard.…

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Why We Cling to ‘Familiar Discomfort’… and How to Let Go – Positivity Article

Have you heard this story? It’s a long way around to get to the point of this week’s video, but here we go! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a given moment, I would receive the attention I felt I would…

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11 Things You Can Do to Detox Your Liver – Positivity Article

Getting rid of toxins in your system is an essential function of decelerating aging, preventing illnesses and diseases, and decreasing allergic reactions or immune system responses.  Your liver plays a large part in that role.  Therefore, it stands to reason that keeping your liver healthy is quite important.  There are 10 things you can do to detox your liver.Your liver and all that it does for youYour liver is the largest organ contained within your body. It also acts as…

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10 Things You Can Do To Crush It In 2017… – Positivity Article

In just a few short days, 2016 is coming to a close. For me, 2016 was filled some great memories. I launched a new business, gave a few pretty big speeches, and accomplished several big goals. However, this year was also filled with many obstacles, challenges, and a few BIG life changes, but that’s what makes life fun.  Overall, it was an amazing year. While 2016 was a great year, I know 2017 can be even better for all of…

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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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Want to be resilient? Then Forget the Crowd and Follow Your Truth – Positivity Article

You know that feeling when you’re doing something or being somewhere and your heart’s just not in it? It might be your job, your relationship, a family event or a social gathering. Whatever it is, you know deep down that you don’t really want to be there but, you felt like you had to do it because that’s what everyone else was doing. You felt like you didn’t have any other options. You felt like you just couldn’t say no.…

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Kiana Cabell and Gigi Goldman – Positivity Article

Kiana Cabell and Gigi Goldman are the Co-Founders of Kopari Beauty, a company that makes clean, coconut products ranging from skin, hair and personal care. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR STARTING KOPARI? KC: I was born in Hawaii, where coconut is a staple in the culture and I remember collecting coconuts and other tropical fruits to make my own skin and hair treatments at a young age. Years later, I went on to a health-focused culinary school at New York’s…

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17 Factors That Make Up a Mood – Positivity Article

I’m in the midst of working on a very exciting project (can’t wait to tell you about it soon!), and I’ve been listening to makeup videos while I work. I rarely even wear makeup, but there’s something about these videos that just works so well as background noise! All that makeup talk in the background has had me dying to draw makeup things so I was thrilled when I thought of the mood makeup idea the other day. Once I started thinking…

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PositivePsychology.com Podcast #6 – Nicole Geschwind on Positive CBT – Positivity Article

In this episode on the PositivePsychology.com podcast, Hugo talks with Positive CBT expert and researcher Nicole Geschwind. Nicole Geschwind published the world’s first study on Positive CBT. In this podcast, she shares key insights from her research on, and practical experience with, Positive CBT. You can find Nicole’s publication on Positive Cognitive Behavior Therapy here. This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Hugo Alberts Read Full Article

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Why Family History Is Important in The Process of Finding Yourself ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

Last month, I was a featured speaker at the Sponsorship for Influencers event in Houston, which is about a 5-hour drive from my home in Fort Worth, Texas. I was excited I could be part of this event because I’ve had to cancel many of my speaking events that required longer travel.During the Entrepreneur Success Panel, we were asked the question of our biggest regret when building our business. It was an interesting moment for me because I’m interviewed a…

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Loneliness, Stress, Depression – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Marie-Josée (MJ) Salvas Shaar, MAPP ’07, CPT, has studied, tested, coached, and taught smart health habits for over 13 years. Combining positive psychology with fitness and nutrition, she created a coaching method that builds better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits, as described in her book, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which includes 50 practical health-building activities. Today MJ gives keynotes for corporate wellness programs and offers continuing education for wellness professionals, who…

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Knife crime project and LGBT+ football club among winners of new community initiative – Positive News – Positivity Article

Scotland’s first LGBT+ football club and an initiative that helps save the lives of victims of knife crime are among four community projects across the UK that will receive funding and mentoring Four “unsung heroes” creating positive change in their local communities have today been announced winners in The Community Projects initiative set up by giffgaff, and will receive funding and support to help boost their work. The diverse range of projects are from different corners of the UK and…

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Gather your squad because Target has released ‘The Golden Girls’ costumes for Halloween – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:Halloween is a festive occasion loved by most people, especially by those who have creative talents. On this day, being judged for your wardrobe choice is the last thing to worry about. You can dress up as your favorite superhero, cartoon character, or TV personality. No one would bat an eye no matter what look you choose to sport! Group costumes are harder to pull off, but the process of putting the look together is definitely…

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What Is Metamorphosis If Not This? – Positivity Article

Awake, fresh eyes crack. It hurts for just a second as dawn’s light washes me. After a long, walking sleep, I’m relieved to see the sun again. “Felt like night forever,” I say to her with a bittersweet mix of thanks and regret. “Thank you for waking me.” The monsters lurking in my room transform before me. They were but a coat flung carelessly over a chair. A house plant. A stack of magazines. It all seemed so real. Yesterday’s…

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3 Myths About Health You Should Stop Believing » – Positivity Article

Few aspects of life are as confusing as health in this day and age. Every time we turn on the TV, commercials for different weight loss programs fill our ears with conflicting information. Wellness “gurus” on social media all claim to have the secret formula as a way to attract followers.Luckily, health is much more ambiguous than we’re often led to believe. Despite what your favorite influencer might have to say, no magic superfood exists that has the power to…

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How Your Need For Caffeine is Keeping You From Becoming a Millionaire… – Positivity Article

Every morning many of us head out the door, stop by a Starbucks and purchase a cup of coffee.  Some of us go a little more extravagant and get the Venti Non-Fat Soy Carmel Macchiato that’s twice as expensive as a regular cup of joe.  If you have the habit of buying a cup of coffee everyday, I have bad news for you.  Your need for a caffeine could be keeping you from becoming a millionaire because of something called…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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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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Help! Climate Change Is Stressing Me Out – Positivity Article

The health of the planet is deeply connected to our mental health. While people who are directly affected by environmental disasters and climate change are at the greatest risk of developing mental-health problems, many who aren’t in the line of fire are suffering as well. Increased awareness of the looming threats to the environment and bearing witness to the current changes are psychologically distressing. Watching the toll of these irreversible changes on the planet can lead to what is known…

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Living the HSP Life: Tips for Highly Sensitive People – Positivity Article

  Note: A lot of what I learned about Highly Sensitive People (aside from my own personal experience), came from Elaine N. Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. If you want to learn more about the info that’s not personal-experience-based, I highly recommend you check it out or visit her site here!    WHAT IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON (HSP)?  Basically, Highly Sensitive People (HSP) is a term developed in the 1990s…

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12 Character Strength Examples, Interventions, and Worksheets – Positivity Article

One of the biggest topics in positive psychology is character strengths. If you’ve given any positive psychology resources even a cursory glance, you’ve probably read about them in some capacity—what they are, how they fit into the field, how to improve them, and how to capitalize on them. Their popularity as a topic of interest is driven by their applicability and their history in the field of positive psychology. It’s a concept that applies to everybody; unlike resilience or gratitude…

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Bless Your Baby By Choosing A Meaningful Name ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

My father would always tell me the story of how he chose my name. He saw a beautiful woman in a movie he loved and he knew when he had a daughter, he would name her Elaine.I hadn’t seen The Graduate until last year, but I knew Dustin Hoffman was in it and Simon & Garfunkel sang the soundtrack. I had been a bit shocked that the movie that inspired my name included the song “The Sound of Silence.”Thankfully, my…

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How to Grow Your Positive Psychology Business – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin are the authors of the book Profit From the Positive. Articles written jointly by Margaret and Senia are here. Margaret Greenberg, MAPP ’06, founded The Greenberg Group, an organizational effectiveness consulting practice, in 1997. Margaret specializes in coaching executives and their teams using a strengths-based approach. Full bio. Her solo articles are here. Senia Maymin, MAPP ’06 is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Her PhD is in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate…

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‘It’s not enough to just make great coffee’: The roastery uplifting its local communities – Positive News – Positivity Article

Bristol-based Extract Coffee Roasters works with community groups in the UK to support vulnerable people, through training, mentoring and sports There are many people reading this who might claim coffee changed their lives, but for Katia Ferreira it really did. Not because she discovered the black stuff could rouse her from her slumber every morning – as it does millions of people daily – but because it provided the 53-year-old with a lifeline after arriving in Britain as a refugee…

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Police officers attend first football game of the son of fallen corporal – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:A playing field turned into a sea of blue as friends honored their fellow police officer, Mission, Texas Police Cpl. Jose “Speedy” Espericueta, at his son’s first football game. Espericueta was a decorated officer, having received a Meritorious Service Award after saving an elderly woman from a burning house. He had also been featured on A&E’s “Live PD,” a show that follows officers as they work.  Because his fellow officers had difficulty pronouncing his last name,…

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If You Are Willing to Look Deeper into Your Shadow Side and Judgments, Read on… – Positivity Article

I just returned from a comtemplative, educational, mystical, mediatative, group spiritual experience. It was lovely. I learned so much about myself. I like to dig deeper into what I like, what I do not like and I have made it a practice to learn about myself through other people. The way that I live my life is that the people that drive me nuts are my greatest teachers. They are what I call an “opportunity” for me to feel more inner…

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