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The Devonshire town that transformed local democracy – Positive News – Positivity Article

As part of our United Kingdom of Solutions focus, we meet deputy mayor and deputy chair of Buckfastleigh town council, Pam Barrett. The south Devon town’s ‘indie council’ aims to prove that local democracy doesn’t have to be boring, archaic or ineffectual “I always say to people, if you’re going to wait for your district council, county council or the national government to sort out the social issues in your town, you’re going to be waiting an awfully long time.”…

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These seven girlfriends bought a mansion so they can retire and live together – Positivity Article

Please share our story on: While most of us could only dream of living in a mansion, this group of friends in China just made it their reality. It all started out as a joke. In 2008, seven friends gathered and said that they would live the retired life together when they turn 60. Back then, nobody took it seriously – the statement was all made in good fun. YouTube Fast forward to a decade later, the friendship fantasy became…

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6 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Aren’t Always SuccessfulPick the Brain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Did you ever look at someone and think, “Wow, this person’s going to do great things someday.” The person stood out amongst his or her peers. She got straight A’s on her report and was praised by all her teachers. He was charismatic and held major leaderships at school. The individual had the entire package. Now fast forward to the present day. You haven’t seen or heard anything spectacular about the person. In fact, there’s just radio silence. Maybe you…

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A Perfect Guide To Apologize With All Your Heart – Positivity Article

Whether platonic or romantic, the relationships that we have with others can help us cope with the stress in our lives. However, they can also be the catalyst for most of our stress as well. This is especially true when conflicts arise. That said, the ability to effectively apologize not only resolves stress but also deepens a relationship. Conversely, the inability to effectively apologize can further strain a precarious relationship. In other words, it can make things far worse. Being apologetic entails…

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The One Rule You Must Follow to Crush It In 2017… – Positivity Article

We all have goals, dreams, and ideas of great things we want to accomplish in 2017.  Unfortunately, we also have a lot of lame excuses of why we shouldn’t start pursuing these goals, dreams, and ideas. We delay.  We procrastinate.  Nothing gets done and the dreams remain dreams, goals remain goals, and the ideas, if not forgotten, remain just ideas. If you want to crush it in 2017, or at any time in your life, there’s one rule that you MUST follow. That rule…

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How to be more present in your day to day life | – Positivity Article

Mindfulness has become the new black in the world of well-being. What began as a spiritual practice in Buddhism, has been put under the microscope and found to have multiple health benefits. Neuroscience has made a remarkable discovery. Mindfulness meditation activates the home of positive emotions in the brain, which is the left pre-frontal cortex. Regular practice of this form of meditation can develop your capacity for happiness without having to do mental gymnastics! In a nutshell, mindfulness is about…

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Gratitude Habitat | Living In Gratitude: Reframing Rejection – Positivity Article

March 16, 2019 When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.  –Shannon L. Alder Rejection is not something most people enjoy or even understand how to effectively handle. Typically, we do our best to avoid rejection because, let’s face it, being refused hurts. It makes us uncomfortable,…

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How Do You Get More Grit and Why Does It Matter? Facebook Live – Positivity Article

On November 29, 2017, Caroline held her Facebook Live event, and she shared for thirty minutes about how she believes anyone can learn how to cultivate grit, what she learned about good and bad grit in the process of researching and writing Getting Grit, and what surprises she experienced in her interviews that have sparked ideas for her next book about women and grit. This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Caroline Adams Miller Read Full Article

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Re-framing experiences using our senses – Positivity Article

Re-framing experiences using our senses: sight, sound, movement and feeling This blog is an exploration into how we experience the world using our senses. It looks at the power of our visual, auditory and kinaesthetic systems to shape how we respond to the world around us. By being aware of this and using our sensory modalities we can re-frame our meaning to improve our reactions. From a personal experience this has helped me understand myself better: why I react as…

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Meet the 24 newest Chief Happiness Officers from our Academy – Positivity Article

Meet the graduates from our 9th CHO Academy – 24 people from 16 countries came to Copenhagen for our intensive 3-day training in the theory and practice of happiness at work. We had a fantastic time both in the training, on the site visit to IIH Nordic to study how they have created a happy organization with a 4-day work week and in the social activities around Copenhagen. f you’re interested in learning all we know about happiness at work,…

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21 Best Goal Setting Books to Read – Positivity Article

Most people live their lives drifting from one day to the next. Their goals change but are rarely sought after with vision and purpose. What sets high achievers apart from those who continue in their regular “life is happening to me” routine, is effective goal setting. Having clarity and a mapped plan for what one really wants in life is an exhilarating and motivating process. Once life goals are clear, actionable, and measurable, one can pursue them with certainty that…

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The Best Life Lessons and Quotes from Cinderella ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

It’s Cinderella’s 70th Birthday, so I decided to put together a list of the best life lessons and quotes from Cinderella – and there are so many! Cinderella is one of our favorite fairytales and animated Disney movies of all time. Cinderella’s story is a timeless classic and a magical story that inspired us to not settle, to follow our dreams, and to be true to our true royal nature. Though you’re dressed in rags, you wear an air of…

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7 Positive Thinking Books You Should Read – Positivity Article

Positive thinking books, which teach about positive thinking and positive attitude, are quite popular nowadays. Some of them have been read by millions of people. These books are motivating and inspiring, and can change ones’s mindset from negative to positive. Most people, who want to improve their life, make progress, and realize goals, are attracted to such books, and if you are reading this article you are most probably one of them. Positive thinking has become a very popular topic,…

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Thriving Women, Thriving World – 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. Complete with Rubber boots A while ago, I had the great honor to go and teach positive psychology in the Amazon jungle for a beneficial charity that does great work in the region.…

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Mass-scale reforestation has ‘mind-blowing potential’ to combat climate change, finds study – Positive News – Positivity Article

Planting billions of trees globally is by far the most impactful – and affordable – way to tackle the climate crisis, according to the scientists behind a new study. They have calculated that 0.9bn hectares of land worldwide are suitable for reforestation, and that planting new trees in these areas could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that human activity has sent into the atmosphere. The scientists described the figure as “mind-blowing”. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published…

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Elderly man filmed surprising his wife with flowers at airport has gone viral – Positivity Article

Please share our story on: The airport is probably one of the most interesting places that you could ever be in – not because of the place itself, but because of the people who are in it. unsplash When you’re in one, you are surrounded by individuals from all walks of life. The airport is also where the most heartbreaking separations and the most joyous reunions happen. A daughter moving to another country to build her new life, a soldier…

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15 Delicious Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Brussels Sprouts – Positivity Article

Brussels sprouts have gained a bad reputation that has made them one of the most hated vegetables among children and many grownups. However, this cute looking vegetable can be very delicious. The trick to getting someone to fall in love with them is to create a meal made from Brussels sprouts that are prepared in the right manner. Besides, once you have mastered Brussels sprouts, it becomes easy for you to make a variety of dishes with the vegetable. Also, with…

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The Secret to Happiness… – Positivity Article

Whatever your goals are in life, whether you want to lose 20 pounds, get the big promotion, or start your own business, the underlying motivation for pursuing goals is the same for everyone. In the end, it turns out that we are all taking different paths in life in pursuit of the same thing… We all just want to be happy. Everything that everyone does is in the pursuit of happiness. Since we all just want to be happy most people should have smiles on…

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Notes from the Author | – Positivity Article

A new approach to mental health The Little Book of Happiness is the third in my trilogy of practical books, based on positive psychology, the science of wellbeing. I first got into positive psychology when I was looking to self-medicate out of depression. Not only did I find a way back to feeling good but I’ve gone through the last decade without a single visit from the black dog. It also led to a fresh sense of purpose – to…

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Gratitude Habitat | Living In Gratitude: Daily Intentions – Positivity Article

June 22, 2019 Our intention creates reality. – Wayne Dyer Studies have proven that happy, successful individuals have a set routine and habits that keep them focused. One of these practices is taking time time each morning to set a daily intention. This helps alleviate stress, creating an inner peace and assuredness that provides a fresh perspective. An intention is simply a promise you make to yourself. Setting aside time to contemplate your purpose for the day ahead allows for…

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6 Questions To Help You Cultivate Authentic Grit – Common Ground Magazine – Positivity Article

The following is an excerpt from Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Persistence and Purpose (SoundsTrue 2017), by Caroline Adams Miller, which appeared in the December/January 2018 edition of “Common Ground Magazine,” in the San Francisco/Bay Area.  To see the article online, click here.  The article is on pages 38 and 39.   This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Caroline Adams Miller Read Full Article

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Finding Paths to Resilience – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Looking back at my own life journey, particularly over the last decade, I see my personal path to resilience as a series of blue sky days with golden sun-rays with some very grey days flooded by thundery showers. Yet despite some stormy times, I generally find myself celebrating life and walking a path of joy and gratitude. My discoveries and observations of resilient behaviours in myself and those around me, led me to become interested during my academic studies, in…

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Our 4 best tips for a happy vacation – Positivity Article

The Summer holidays are right around the corner here in the northern hemisphere and I am really excited for it. No matter how much you love your job, you should still look forward to some time off, where you can do something completely different. But it’s important to do your vacation right. If not, you risk ruining the whole thing by doing emails at the pool or by feeling bad about the work you didn’t do before going on vacation.…

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6 Ways to Shake Things Up – Positivity Article

  For months and months, it felt like a dark cloud was hanging over my head. I don’t know if it was seasonal depression or regular depression or just part of my biological mental ups and downs, but, man, was it rough. I didn’t feel like doing anything, and I didn’t feel like I’d ever get out of that dark fog of what felt like nothingness. But, over the past few weeks, there’s been a shift. I’ve felt something start…

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Learn How to Coach Children for Life – Positivity Article

Image via Pxhere For many young people in today’s modern world, the list of demands they find themselves dealing with is endless. From studies at school to managing expectations of their teachers, parents, and friends, to social skills and succeeding with their hobbies, their health, personal development and simply making sense of the world around them. Every parent wants to see their child succeed, and no one wants to see them struggle. With so much advice and guidance available to…

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The Best Positive Quotes About Time For Moms – Positivity Article

The word “time” has its origin in the Old English word tima, which means “limited space of time,” and the Proto-Germanic *timon- “time” from PIE *di-mon-, suffixed form of root *da- “to divide.” The concept of “time as an indefinite continuous duration” is recorded from late 14c. Time can be defined as “a continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.” Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, and…

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11 Relationship Goals that Will Make Your Love Stronger – Positivity Article

Most people want to have relationships. They want to love and to be loved. When you are in a relationship, do you take it for granted and do nothing about it? If you wish your relationships to go well and not spoil them, you need to maintain them constantly. Yes, they need maintenance. Just as your car needs regular maintenance to keep it in a good state, so you need constant maintenance of your relationships. There are certain common acts…

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Be a Project Motivator – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Adrienne Keane, MAPP ’09, PMP, believes in the power of positive project teams. Combining the practices of traditional and agile project management with the science of positive psychology, she coaches individuals, leaders and teams to define and achieve strategic goals while maximizing teamwork and creating a positive workplace. Adrienne’s articles can be found here. “As any good carpenter will tell you, the best tools do not build the house.” Project work is done by people, and influencing without authority presents…

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