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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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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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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I Want It And I Want It Now – Positivity Article

Patience may be a virtue but it’s wearing thin. A study of over 2000 British adults confirmed what most of us already know, we hate to wait and we are less patient than ever. Frustration sets in after: 25 seconds of waiting for a traffic light to turn green 20 seconds for ink to dry on a greeting card 18 seconds looking for a pen 16 seconds of waiting for a webpage to load 14 minutes waiting for an order…

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If You Are Floundering, Read This – Positivity Article

Graduation Speech by Angela Duckworth to the 2018 graduates from Penn Arts & Sciences. She is the founder & CEO of The Character Lab and a Professor at The University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. ************************************************************************ Let me begin with gratitude. Sixty years ago, my mother emigrated to this country from Taiwan. Like you, she’s a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Were it not for Penn, my mother—who was…

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Plants, Positivity & Performance – Positive Prescription – Positivity Article

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), the famous botanist and creator of more than 800 new varieties of plants, once said: Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Surely receiving flowers is enough to brighten anyone’s day but as Burbank appreciated, they do so much more. A slew of new studies demonstrate the positive impact plants have on mental and physical health: Mood Boosting Studies show that indoor plants enhance mood and…

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