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The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work

The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
In her book The Happiness Myth, Jennifer Michael Hecht identifies three basic kinds of happiness: good day, good life, and peak, and I’ve found that thinking about work within her construct has helped me tease apart some of the “happiness formula”...
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happiness, meaning and creativity as the three pillars!

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Meet the three pillars and understand the difference.

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Flourish Mentoring

Flourish Mentoring | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A collection of articles on Leadership development utilizing a positive psychology i.e. well-being and strengths based approach to the workplace.  
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Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

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nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 9, 2016 7:11 AM

Hi Folks,

Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

thanks,

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Why We Crave Meaning in Our Lives, and How to Find It

Why We Crave Meaning in Our Lives, and How to Find It | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
World-renowned psychologist Roy Baumeister speaks with Scott Barry Kaufman about the four things you need to live a life of meaning.
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wonderful conversation between Roy Baumiester and Scott Barry Kaufman!
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I'm not the biggest fan of everything that Baumeister does. But, this piece is pretty insightful. 

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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
You'll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.
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Is ‘grit’ the new black? Probably not. – Benefit Mindset – Medium

Is ‘grit’ the new black? Probably not. – Benefit Mindset – Medium | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
People who know what they want, enduring gruelling competitive environments to achieve. People who had the passion and relentless perseverance to stick at something until they were successful. Grit…
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Good points to keep in mind as we roll out Grit as the first( of many) character strengths to be developed at a school; I still disagree that the benefits don't outweigh the downsides,  grit has to be inculcated but with the right context.
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How the Science of Well-Being is Evolving

How the Science of Well-Being is Evolving | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The field of positive psychology was born when researchers noticed that psychology was awfully negative—focusing on illness and suffering but mute on the topic of how to thrive and flourish.

Two decades later, you could say that positive psychology is moving past this dichotomy of positive and negative, toward a more nuanced perspective on the good life. At least, that was one of the themes at the International Positive Psychology Association’s 5th World Congress, a four-day conference held earlier this month that brought together more than 1,300 researchers, practitioners, students, and journalists in Montreal, Canada.

Researchers shared the complexities and complications they were uncovering about the elements of well-being, from gratitude and mindfulness to passion and grit. Here are some of their insights.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 27, 6:33 AM

Insights from the latest wellbeing research. It's not as simple as following god/bad buzzwords!

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How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy

How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don’t cut yourself off from other people, says Kelly McGonigal. Instead, double down on your capacity for connection.
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The importance of, and tips to, cultivate empathetic joy!
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Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and the whole organisation

Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and the whole organisation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Lab studies have shown how kindness can spread, this new research finds the principle holds true in a real-world setting. By Alex Fradera
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Let it ripple!
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Kindness has a way of being its own reward.
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Workplace kindness improves engagement and productivity

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A fascinating study that shows how beneficial small acts of kindness are beneficial for all. This should be the main focus of employee engagement programs. Encourage a culture of appreciation and empower people to live that value. It is contagious and can ripple through an entire organization leading to enhanced morale, productivity, innovation and customer service. Everyone wins. If you are interested in this check out our white paper > http://kudosnow.com/main/recognition-vs-reward
 
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Research Summaries: Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences

Research Summaries: Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Today's research summary comes from another article in the Journal of Consumer Research. Oxygen toxicity occurs when the lungs take in a higher than normal
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If you are young, prioritize rare experiences to build your experiential CV; if you are older savor everyday moments.
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What Erroneous Beliefs Do You Hold About Resilience?

What Erroneous Beliefs Do You Hold About Resilience? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
We only learn about what makes people resilient and how to help people become more resilient with sufficient scientific theories and methodologies. Read this course correction.
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Measuring resilience as maintenance of SWB/happiness following negative life events; it was found that having the strength of hope results in resilience. 
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Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness
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LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc.

LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc. | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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How I Learned About the Perils of Grit

How I Learned About the Perils of Grit | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Grit, the Scarlett Johannson of organizational cures, has problems. Neglected research points to the dark side of promoting and nurturing grit.
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A very balanced coverage on the downsides of focusing exclusively on grit
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Opinion | When Life Asks for Everything

Opinion | When Life Asks for Everything | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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I really like the Four Kinds of happiness and its uncannily similar to the four major goals of life I have been advocating.
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Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions

Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
This chapter critiques positive psychology (PP) and PP interventions (PPIs) at three levels. First, it identifies the fundamental problems of elitis
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A critique from which PP can learn a lot; I don't agree that existing PPI do not work, but definitely appreciate the need for newer existential positive psychology interventions. 
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Giving Positive Psychology Away: Meaningful Living Meetups

Giving Positive Psychology Away: Meaningful Living Meetups | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Something unusual and significant is happening in Toronto, quietly and under the radar. Every other Sunday afternoon, people from all walks of life gather at my home for our regular Meaningful Living Meetup. On average, more than 30 people cram into my living room. Participants learn that the human capacity for meaning-seeking and meaning-making not…
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the more I read of how Dr Wong is giving away positive psychology and championing the PP2.0 , the more awe and elevation I feel!
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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.
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Brief gratitude interventions have lasting effects on your well-being. 
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La relación entre la gratitud y la felicidad es uno de los hallazgos más consistentes de la psicología positiva.

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Do you need to rethink your definition of success?

Do you need to rethink your definition of success? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements.
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Beautiful post by Emily on why we need to redefine success!
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Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice

Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Review articles are themselves supposed to be a summary of a field of inquiry, so it appeared queer summarizing a review article; but here I go. This post
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If you are curious about how positive psychology can be applied in therapy!
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Resilience

What is resilience? and who has it?
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My short video on what is resilience and who has it!
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Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Mind-body interventions - such as yoga and meditation - reverse changes in gene expression that trigger stress and related health conditions, study finds.
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Some clues to how Yoga/ meditation work!
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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At
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Neff on Self-compassion!
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The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become

The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
“The biggest distractor is not your iPhone — it’s your own mind.”
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Mindfulness has arrived and is here to stay!
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Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution'

Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives. As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later
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Compassion as the root of happiness!
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Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Martin E.P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests how to cultivate a better you.
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Do try this at home!
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