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Life Lessons from Teenage

Life Lessons from Teenage | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Presidential Scholars reveal what intellectually gifted teens learn from life.
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“You may be smart, but common sense takes time to develop.”

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Flourish Mentoring

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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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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'.  

 

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nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 9, 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'.  

 

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Neuroscience Reveals The Easy Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Neuroscience Reveals The Easy Ritual That Will Make You Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows that one simple thing can make you happier, more successful and even improve your relationships. And it's dead simple.

Via Bobby Dillard
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The power of touch to make you happy!
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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
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sound advice, though I just spent some money on macbook; hope its for the apple experience!
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, August 15, 4:21 PM

Si pudiste salir de vacaciones, tienes suerte: vale más invertir el dinero en experiencias que en cosas.

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The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

More goodness like this: https://brianjohnson.me/membership/?ref=yt Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. Hope yo
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Pain is inevitable, resisting it and suffering are optional!
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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Try really hard, and then stop, recover, and repeat.
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Refueling as a necessary ingredient of being hardy!
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Great article!
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Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor,
Story, & Happiness

Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor,<br/>Story, & Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor, Story, & Happiness In the below videos, Professor Jennifer Aaker explores how better understanding purpose, empathy, humor, story
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What Mindfulness is Missing, by Kira M. Newman

What Mindfulness is Missing, by Kira M. Newman | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dr. Jim Doty grew up in poverty and with an alcoholic father and depressed mother. But when he was 12 years old, a chance encounter with a woman named Ruth, and her teachings on mindfulness, visualization, and compassion, changed his life. He is now a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. In this interview, Dr. Doty shares more about his life journey and about how mindfulness has to be coupled with compassion in order for one to truly develop wisdom.
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Mindfulness without compassion does not make sense!
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Sisu – The Hidden Driver of An Entrepreneur | London Entrepreneurship Review

Sisu – The Hidden Driver of An Entrepreneur | London Entrepreneurship Review | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Sisu as short-term high intensity courage and determination!
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Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood

Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's not what you may think.
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The kinder way to boost happiness!
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My response to Adam Grant’s New York Times Op/ED: Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice

Let’s start here: I’ve met Adam Grant a couple of times when we were speaking at the same event. We have several mutual friends, he’s invited me to speak at Wharton, and I recently bought twenty
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'Give & Take' is one of my all time favorite book, and just a couple of days before I bought the 'Originals'. I have still to read a book by Berne Brown, but on this issue I'm firmly with Berne.  

Yesterday, when I read Adam' s Op-ed,I was shocked by what he had written, caricaturing and misrepresenting authenticity. I hope better sense prevails and this exchange comes to a sweet conclusion. 
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If Grit Breeds Success, How Can I Get Grittier?

If Grit Breeds Success, How Can I Get Grittier? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth talks about her new book and the importance of the personal quality
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Grit made up of 4 things: purpose, interest, deliberate practice and resilience/perseverance. Red in conjunction with http://www.flourishmentoring.com/2016/05/beyond-psycap-and-grit-towards-work-life-flourishing/
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Maximizing Happiness: to each his own!

Maximizing Happiness: to each his own! | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness means different things to different people, but happiness or well-being researchers have typically broken down happiness into three components: Absence of negative emotions Presence of po…
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Adding life outlook as a component of well-being and listing different ways you can maximize different types of #happiness!
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7 Tips on How to be Courageous

7 Tips on How to be Courageous | positive psychology | Scoop.it
7 strategies to understand what courage really is and how to train ourselves to perform small, daily acts of bravery.
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Practical tips to become more courageous. 
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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life by Harmony – Barbara Fredrickson, Ph. D.

Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life by Harmony – Barbara Fredrickson, Ph. D. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here are my comments on the book: https://youtu.be/JDT9gJluBTs How do you become more positive? In her book, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, states several strategies on ways of becoming more positive, some of…
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I have been a  fan of Brian Johnson, this site seems to be inspired by the same (or is it vice versa?) Question to readers: would you like me to do some similar stuff?(I would love to!!)
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What's So Positive About Positive Psychology?

What's So Positive About Positive Psychology? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
People have long assumed that different positive psychology interventions are unique. What if they are all basically the same?
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Some insight into 'how' happiness interventions work!
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What Motivates You to Be Generous?

What Motivates You to Be Generous? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.
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Important research on the science of generosity.
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Researchers created a scale for happiness in more than 230 US counties — and a revealing trend emerged

Researchers created a scale for happiness in more than 230 US counties — and a revealing trend emerged | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.
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Density of population and happiness inversely correlated. 
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A Better Kind of Happiness - The New Yorker

A Better Kind of Happiness - The New Yorker | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Will Storr examines the concept of eudaemonic happiness, first proposed by Aristotle, and how it may be beneficial to human health.
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Eudiamonia linked to better epigenetic profile! 
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3 Questions for Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

3 Questions for Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, Penn professor Angela Duckworth has published her first book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. And while she´s typically busy shipping exceptional research, giving TED presentations, or talking to the New York Times, it says a lot about her character that she also takes the time to answer some questions for my…
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Q&A with Angela on Grit!
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Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News

Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago
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Be Mindful, Be wise!
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Existentialist Psychologist Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face

Existentialist Psychologist Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Free will often seems like nothing more than a cruel illusion. We don't get to choose the times, places, and circumstances of our birth, nor do we have much control over the state of our states, regions, or nations.
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Why Striving for Happiness Is Not Selfish

Why Striving for Happiness Is Not Selfish | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Hands up if you like cheesy quotes! Something along the lines of "Happiness never goes out of style," or "Don't worry, be happy." They sound and loo
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Be Happy! Go for it!!
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Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient

Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A psychologist who studies world-class achievers says finding your passion takes time. Seek purpose, work hard and make the most of every opportunity.
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Cultivating passion rather than discovering it!!
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Living with a Purpose Changes Everything

Living with a Purpose Changes Everything | positive psychology | Scoop.it
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
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The strength of purpose is correlated with well-being.
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Positive Psychology News Daily » Action for Happiness: 5th Anniversary – Past, Present, Future

Positive Psychology News Daily » Action for Happiness: 5th Anniversary – Past, Present, Future | positive psychology | Scoop.it
@BridgetGC.
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Here is wishing Action for Happiness many more years of meaningful impact! (the article though is mostly about Seligman's talk)
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Column: When to quit, from an expert on grit

Column: When to quit, from an expert on grit | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals — essentially, the opposite of quitting. But is quitting ever a good thing?
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:"Go, go, go until you can’t go anymore…then turn left."
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