Is resilience as easy as ABC..DE? Good article on a way of coping with adversity: http://tinyurl.com/24nqpse
What helps when adversity hits? Some good suggestions in this article http://tinyurl.com/yhbtfmz
Resiliency skills for a lifetime of ups and downs. Good article here http://tinyurl.com/26utz7u
The case for a more balanced approach to clinical assessment which focuses as much on strength as it does on weakness http://tinyurl.com/27gvz5y
Use your strengths–enjoy your job more and be more productive at your job http://tinyurl.com/y9czjcq
Helping children get into a state where they are receptive to learning-using their strengths in school http://tinyurl.com/284t3ss
Do you have these resilience characteristics? Find out-Check out this exercise http://tinyurl.com/2798p6d
Jumping to conclusions and other sink holes. Which of these undermine your resilience http://tinyurl.com/25r3×9o
Some jerk cut you off on the highway- how do you react to this and other adversities. Resilience exercise: http://tinyurl.com/2cuvf75
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Greetings- and welcome to the launch of my new blog: Enter Positive Psychology. I’ll explain the title in a bit but first let me talk about the purpose behind this blog. I returned to school a few years back to get a masters degree in applied positive psychology, the study of well-being and life satisfaction. The key word here is “applied”. I am not a researcher, nor do I consider myself an academic. My interest in this field has to do with applying the principles – all the “stuff” that has been studied and reported on—in my life. That’s why I went back to school. I want to “kick the tires”- see if and how the theories work. Then I want to pass along these learning’s to others—really anyone who has a similar interest in learning and using positive psychology—either personally or professionally (or both).
I think I’m a good candidate for the purpose and goals behind this relatively new science. While I have a good life, I also believe that I could be doing more. And, while I’m a generally happy person, I also have my share of ups and downs—mostly minor events with a few upheavals thrown in now and then. But here again, I think I could be happier.
I’d like to be less judgmental
I’d like to express gratitude and forgiveness more genuinely
I would like more quality relationships in my life.
I’d like to improve the relationships that I have- especially with my siblings
I want to continue personal development—learning and experiencing new things- before my brain starts to fizzle.
I’d like an avocation—something outside of work that could really put me into a state of “flow”
I’d like to switch my brain to the off position—and just relax more often than I do.
I’d like to expand my sphere of giving beyond my current nucleus (basically my family).
So this is where positive psychology enters the picture for me (thus helping to explain the title of my blog). Can the theories behind character strengths, positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose – and the other principles of positive psychology—help me accomplish some or all of these things? And in the end, will I be happier? Will I lead a more flourishing life?
Well, that’s what we shall see.
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