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What to do when life isn't fair

What to do when life isn't fair | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There are 2 types of unfairness. Learning to tell the differences is important.
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Expect other people and yourself to be fair; but don't expect life to be fair.

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Self Care For Your Creative Life | TalentDevelop

Self Care For Your Creative Life | TalentDevelop | positive psychology | Scoop.it

posGood self-care is taking steps daily, even hourly, to stay replenished with the energy and positive attitude needed to be productively creative.

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If you can not care about yourself, you will never be able to truly care about anything/ anyone else!

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Compassion over empathy could help prevent emotional burnout (Wired UK)

Compassion over empathy could help prevent emotional burnout (Wired UK) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Training people to be compassionate rather than empathic might help to solve problems such as depression, burnout and narcissism, according to Tania Singer at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
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Being empathetic is better than being clueless/ cruel or confused; but time  to move beyond empathy that may still lead to apathy/ burnout, towards compassionate concern and action- healing others while taking care of self!

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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.
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Developing care and concern for others/ morality, should be one of the top priorities for all parents; here are good tips on how you can go about doing that!

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6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity

6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity | positive psychology | Scoop.it
If you bring all of who you are to the leadership table, some people will hate your style. In fact, it's likely that a few "important" people will not "like" you. Authenticity is intimidating, and ...
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The need and importance of being authentic:-)

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.
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Really glad that educational institutions are recognizing the importance of happiness and thinking of novel ways to weave its awareness into the curriculum.

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Move Over Self-Esteem: Self-Compassion is the Real Key to Strength & Success - Fulfillment Daily

Move Over Self-Esteem: Self-Compassion is the Real Key to Strength & Success - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
No matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are - it's never enough. So what do we do?
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Self-contentment, self-esteem, self-compassion and self-clarity, imho, are all important, and a prerequisite for being happy and successful. 

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Assertiveness continued - Saying NO

Assertiveness continued - Saying NO | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of: A lot of people apprehend saying no to other people’s request when they are already busy with their own important work, especially in highly relationship oriented cultures. The m...
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As Adam Grant says sometimes you can introduce people who can help instead, while saying No, and that could be a great help!!

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3 Secrets to Loving What You Do (Part I) - Fulfillment Daily

3 Secrets to Loving What You Do (Part I) - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's odd how negatively people often relate to work. Shouldn't you enjoy what you spend half of your life doing? Here are 3 secrets to loving what you do!
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Not three, but four secrets: engagement or autonomy (self focus) ; excellence or competence (task focus) ; ethics or relatedness (other focus) ; meaningfulness or purpose (life focus) ; if your work provides opportunities for all 4, you are blessed:-)

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Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’

Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How could we become a happier nation? One pioneering economist has spent the best part of a decade arguing that we simply must find an answer to this question – gaining the support of David Cameron, who backed the notion of happiness as “the new GDP”.
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Happiness depend son multiple factors and having good relationships is one important aspect of the same.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, July 16, 1:00 PM

Richard Layard, el economista que más ha impulsado el estudio de la felicidad habla del impacto del dinero en ésta

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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Needs like loveRevisiting Maslow’s hierarchy.

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Needs like Love, belonging, mastery experiences and personal growth are much more important in today's work place.

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Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago

Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your happiest days may be behind you, but your most fulfilling career moments are still ahead.
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Happiness being past directed while Success being future directed.

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Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, July 7, 11:05 AM

No matter our age, we are always nostalgic about the recent past and most optimistic about the future.

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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach | positive psychology | Scoop.it
If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful.
Via Karl Wabst
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I am loving it (the coaching experience)
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5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day

5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Every day we make handfuls of commitments. We say we'll meet friends for drinks or pick up the dry cleaning. We swear we'll make it to the gym or call our grandmothers. And while these are all great promises, they all have one slightly negative commo...
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take these vows now:-)

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Gifted, Sensitive, In Need Of Meaning: Existential Depression

Gifted, Sensitive, In Need Of Meaning: Existential Depression | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Giftendeness and its corollory: existential Psychologists note highly sensitive, creative and gifted people can be particularly vulnerable to existential depression, and that making meaning can help.

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Giftedness and its corollary: confronting the existential issues, even if it means experiencing angst and existential depression, and using creativity to create meaning, if there is none:-)

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Michon Williams's curator insight, July 30, 7:15 PM

Reminds me of "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz".  Aaron was a gifted young programmer and start-up wunderkind.  He walked away from his very profitable start-up to focus on making access to information easier, and to protest bills like SOPA.  He was so gifted and idealistic, that I believe he was all the more sensitive to the injustice of public information being sold for profit, or to his eventual persecution.  This may be a good read for anyone who struggles with frustration at inequity or other human challenges so much that it saddens them.  

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12 ways to live a better life

12 ways to live a better life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Karl A. Pillemer, a Cornell gerontologist, used the wisdom of crowds — more than 1,000 Americans aged 65 and over — to glean material for his book “30 Lessons in Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.’’ Here are 12 of his tips.
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Excellent tips based on actual research with elders and what they value/ regret later in life:-)

 

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Want Happiness? Science Says You Should Stop Looking for It - Fulfillment Daily

Want Happiness? Science Says You Should Stop Looking for It - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
By chasing happiness, you actually often chase it away. Here are 4 science-based secrets to finding (rather than losing) happiness!
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instead of always pursuing and thinking of happiness in the future; become absorbed in the activities you are doing in the here and now:-) and savor the little things in life!

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Hacking School: One Teenager’s Path to Happiness

Hacking School: One Teenager’s Path to Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Teenager Logan LaPlante explains why he's committed to making his education about learning how to live a healthy and happy life, not just how to make a living.
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Making happiness a priority-  even if it means homeschooling or hackschooling:-)

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Employees rising – The next generation of employee engagement

Employees rising – The next generation of employee engagement | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Are your employees posting about your company online? What are they saying and doing online? Can you help impact what they share? These questions and their answers are at the heart of recent research.


Via Roger Francis, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Employee activism as the next level of employee engagement and tips on how to leverage that!

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Happiness Is Interacting With Others

Happiness Is Interacting With Others | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your connections to other people--even acquaintances--can make you happier.
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Interactions with close people (strong ties) was associated with more happiness ( a within people effect) while interaction with acquaintances (weak ties) was associated with a sense of belonging!

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The WHY of Executive Coaching

Why is it that some people are more successful than others? Is it because of their connections, or is that they are at the right place at the right time? Well, research shows that it is not about w...
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Its good that people have started recognizing that coaching is not for 'managing' performance but for excelling at what you do!!

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Be happy and you'll live longer

Be happy and you'll live longer | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Older age can be a time of growth and purpose, rather than illness and decline.
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the positive psychology of getting older:-)

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Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own

Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A leader’s long hours have a trickle-down effect.
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Leadership starts with yourself:-) take care if yourself too:-))

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.
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characteristics of resilient people that we can all emulate!

 

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Bryan Bell's curator insight, July 13, 1:06 PM

Here's a great post about how to get back on track after suffering a setback or defeat.

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8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common

8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's plenty of lists giving you reasons you're unhappy. Here's how to actually become happier.
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Seven habits to inculcate for a happier, more meaningful life:-)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 10:18 AM

It is interesting to note that the only reference to work is helping others. I found the isolation in teaching worked against helping the other adults in the building and I found it was not always appreciated. Helping the students and their families worked for many years.

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, July 7, 11:08 AM

this could be turned into a to-do list