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Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
In concept, saying you’re grateful even if you’re not seems bourgeois and saccharine. But it’s actually a tool to a better end.
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even if you start by faking, end by being genuinely thankful!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 23, 2015 10:24 AM

Ser agradecidos nos hace más felices #psicologiapositiva #gratitud #PosPsy

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Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here’s How

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here’s How | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence shows that we can teach our brains to feel more compassion, both for others and ourselves. Imagine how the world might be...
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compassion is learn-able!

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The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness | Psychology Today

The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness | Psychology Today | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

uMost of us have an idea of what it means to be mindful but what does it mean to be heartful? This post explores the definition, examples, and concepts around heartfulness. It offers practical strategies for using mindfulness to jump-start heartfulness.

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heartfulness: the action-packed cousin of mindfulness! 

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Adrian Roberts's curator insight, October 23, 2015 6:32 AM

Mindfulness and hurtfulness, they just go together, perhaps together they are wisdom?

Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:59 AM

A pleno corazón: además de la atención plena, podemos tener el corazón presente en todo lo que hacemos #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy

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Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla'

Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Just a few minutes of mindfulness can boost your awareness.
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an unexpected benefit of mindfulness!

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Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea | Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea | Jon Kabat-Zinn | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Britain’s robust cross-party parliamentary report on the benefits of mindfulness is a model to legislators across the developed world: this ‘way of being’ is no quick fix
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Why Taking Risks Is One Of The Greatest Keys To Living Fulfilled - Fulfillment Daily

Why Taking Risks Is One Of The Greatest Keys To Living Fulfilled - Fulfillment Daily | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Many of us want to live sheltered lives but by avoiding risks, we miss out on the greatest joys.
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To flourish in life you do need to go out on a limb!

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Can a course teach you to be happy in 8 weeks?

Can a course teach you to be happy in 8 weeks? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
"Our connections to other people matter so much more than the material things" Credit: Alamy A few weeks ago, on his visit to Britain, the...
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yes, it can:-) Wish there were more people eager to attend such courses and hen I could run some locally here in Pune!

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Upcoming 2015-2016 Positive Psychology Conferences

Upcoming 2015-2016 Positive Psychology Conferences | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
This resource page lists positive psychology conferences in 2015 and 2016. This page also includes the conferences dates, locations, and entry requirements.
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upcoming positive psychology conferences ( wish I could attend at least one of these:-)

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What Makes People Happy? | The Jawbone Blog

What makes people happy? The Jawbone data science team looked to find which parts of our daily routine impact our mood throughout the day.
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8-9.5 hrs of sleep and logging a few steps (walking) on previous day lead to more happiness the next day!

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Elizabeth Gilbert on the Link Between Creativity and Curiosity

Elizabeth Gilbert on the Link Between Creativity and Curiosity | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Instead of following your passion, maybe check out where your curiosity’s headed.
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curiosity and self exploration preferred in youth over passion and commitment?

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Defines Mindfulness - YouTube

Clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn gives an operational definition of mindfulness. An excerpt from "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness" f...
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what mindfulness is!

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What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness - Issue 28: 2050 - Nautilus

What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness - Issue 28: 2050 - Nautilus | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
In 2014, researchers at the University of Warwick in England announced they had found a strong association between a gene mutation…
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a good article on genetics of happiness, impact of technology, the Grant study and the immensely important role of relationships.

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Secret Fears of the Super-Rich

Does great wealth bring fulfillment? An ambitious study by Boston College suggests not. For the first time, researchers prompted the very rich—people with fortunes in excess of $25 million—to speak candidly about their lives. The result is a surprising litany of anxieties: their sense of isolation, their worries about work and love, and most of all, their fears for their children.
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Oh! the dilemmas of the super-rich!! I would rather have this problem than the other one:-)

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18 Meditation Masters Spill The Truth On What Meditation Truly Is

18 Meditation Masters Spill The Truth On What Meditation Truly Is | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What is meditation? Millions of people meditate, but do we actually know what we're practicing? 18 meditation masters spill the truth.
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some thoughts on what is mediation....

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The Promise of Positive Education

The Promise of Positive Education | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.
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teaching grit and resilience to students  is the need of the hour!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:48 AM

¿Conoces la educación positiva? Aplicar la psicología positiva en las escuelas tiene muy buenos resultados #PsicologiaPositiva #PosPsy #EducacionPositiva

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Meaningful Life

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Meaningful Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A meaningful, purpose-filled life is one of the most essential ingredients for true happiness. Here's how you can start living one.
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the importance of finding meaning in life!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:57 AM

Tips para vivir una vida con sentido #PsicologiaPositiva,#PosPsy

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The Psychology of Humor: Interviewing Prof. Dr. Willibald Ruch

The Psychology of Humor: Interviewing Prof. Dr. Willibald Ruch | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
This is an interview on professor willibald ruch, a pioneer in the psychology of humor. He discusses his current research, humor, and plans for the future.
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Increasing sense of humor leads to increase in well being!

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Meditation for Beginners - Featuring Dan Harris and Sharon Salzberg - YouTube

Are you interested in meditation, but unsure of how to start a practice on your own? ABC anchor Dan Harris teams up with meditation expert Sharon Salzberg to...
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basics of meditation.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:10 AM

Meditación para principiantes (6 minutitos) #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy #mindfulness

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Positivity and the Negative Bias - The Positive Psychology People

Positivity and the Negative Bias - The Positive Psychology People | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Sue Stradling discusses photography, positivity and the negative bias. If you hate having your photo taken you should read this
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Stop being critical of yourself!

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Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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Revising growth mindset by Carol Dweck herself!

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Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become | Brain Pickings

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become | Brain Pickings | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
"Human nature is to a significant degree the product of human design."
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Always treat people as you would like them to become! have positive expectations and co-design a positive human nature (and workplace) :-)

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 10, 2015 6:17 PM

Nuestras teorías sobre la "naturaleza humana" le dan forma a nuestra experiencia humana #Psicología

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Happy Families

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Happy Families | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Just because you're an adult now doesn't mean your relationships with Mom, Dad, and your siblings have gotten any less complex. There's fascinating research on our adult relationships, and we share it all, here.
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a good infographic!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 8, 2015 9:58 PM

¿Qué caracteriza a las familias felices? #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy

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Top 10 NEW Research Findings on Character Strengths

Top 10 NEW Research Findings on Character Strengths | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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be sure to use your character strengths intentionally on a daily basis.

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Feeling Awe May Be Good for Our Health

Feeling Awe May Be Good for Our Health | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
That thunderstruck feeling is linked to lower inflammation
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feeling good and being healthy!

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 20, 2015 5:59 PM

The relationship of Awe and Positive Emotion is demonstrated to influence not only greater well-being, but may reduce inflammation that has many health benefits.

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Promoting Flow | Psychology Today

Promoting Flow | Psychology Today | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Self-regulatory focus of promotion and prevention lead to different associated emotions like joy-sadness and anxiety-contentment. An effort is made to link the same with the concept of flow as espoused by Mihaly.
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A promotion focus leads to flow and positive emotions like joy and better outcomes.

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