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Emotional Intelligence Masterclass (Sponsored) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Seph Fontane Pennock is a Netherlands-based positive psychology practitioner. He founded the Positive Psychology Program, which aims to facilitate integration of the scientific and practical sides of positive psychology. Full bio. Seph’s solo articles are here. Articles with Lisa Sansom are here.Dr. Hugo Alberts is co-founder of Positive Psychology Program, an online positive psychology resource centre. A professor of psychology at the University of Maastricht, Hugo completed his doctorate on the theme of self-control and has made mindfulness a major…

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What went right? July–September 2019 – Positive News – Positivity Article

Amazon wildfires and political disarray were among the major headlines this summer. But from a new record in renewable energy, to defeating a deadly disease, there was also plenty to be positive about 1. Renewable energy sources provided record levels of electricity to UK homes and businesses between July and September Zero-carbon energy sources (renewables and nuclear power) provided the majority of electricity for homes and businesses in the UK this summer, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time. The…

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Barber moves chair outside for overwhelmed boy with autism in heartwarming viral moment – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:Brycen Juby, 7, is looking forward to a special occasion—his first school day in public school is nearing, and he wants to look dapper and sharp when he gets his picture taken. But whenever Joe and Ashley, Brycen’s parents accompanied the kid to barbershops or kiddie salons, it was too much for him. When Brycen was 2 and a half years old, he was diagnosed with Autism. His parents also found out he had apraxia of…

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What a Consciously Created Life Really Is (And How to Have One)! – Positivity Article

Do you ever read my headlines and just think to yourself… “um, yeah… I’m so sure.” It’s okay if you do. I know a few have probably had an eyebrow raise reaction to something I’ve written. When I spend 99% of my time talking about how living a dream life is possible, it’s bound to be met with some side-eye from time to time.  Maybe you’d think I’m not accustomed to people not believing me. Well… #newsflash, you’d be wrong.…

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5 Ways to Kindly Deal With People Who Lack Common Sense – Positivity Article

Common sense is often taken for granted. Despite its name, there are, sadly, many people who lack common sense in the world. If you have yours in check, consider yourself lucky!But then comes a new problem. What happens when you run into people who don’t have common sense? It’s so easy to become angry with them, question how they could be so ignorant, or brush them off altogether. But what if you don’t want to do that?Yet, you sort of…

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How to Lead Effectively and Start A Movement… – Positivity Article

Do you have an idea that’s worth pursuing? Want to make a difference?  Maybe even change the world?  If so, that’s great!  In order to do so, you’re probably going to have to start a movement.   A movement is simply a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, artistic ideas or an organized effort to promote or attain an end cause. Is there a movement that you could help start that could change the world? Before you…

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Advance Praise for “Getting Grit” – Pre-Order Your Copy Now! – Positivity Article

I’m thrilled to share that my next book, Getting Grit is getting exceptional reviews from people I admire, and who are using words like “compelling,” “amazing,” and “exceptional”!  It took a lot of grit to get this book from my head into the publishing world, but I’m delighted that the final result is even better than I could have hoped, so I’d like to share some of what I’ve heard in the hopes that you’ll pre-order a few copies for…

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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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Parents, Save Your Breath – Positive Prescription – Positivity Article

What’s the best way to motivate a student who lacks motivation?  I frequently encounter parents who ask me this question. Full disclosure, it’s a question I would like an answer for myself. Getting my children to do homework is no easy feat.  Punishment for not doing it is one strategy but realistically, how many times can you take away their phone? Rewards are another option but studies show that this is not necessarily a good idea. It might work for…

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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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