Archives for August, 2011

Positive Psychology

5 Ways to Use Positive Psychology in Practice

Working in the mental health field can be like trying to row up stream without a paddle. There are any number of problems, dysfunctions, and illness that consume peoples' lives.

When people are at this point they certainly need help stabilizing their situation, and this is a crucial first step in helping people get what they want and need from life.

It is also possible that people have a greater motivation and desire...
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Work

An Interview with Authors of the New Book “The Progress Principle”

When it comes to the application of positive psychology in everyday life, the work place is an ever increasing platform to examine concepts and principles of optimal human performance.

Learning how to motivate employees, stimulate greater productivity, and enhance job satisfaction are crucial areas of concern for growing, successful companies.

Fortunately researchers like Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer, authors of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, are...
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Relationships

Why Forgiveness is a Major Part of Relationship Success

When someone approaches you with those two apologetic words, "I'm sorry," are you able to respond in kind with those ever important words, "I forgive you?"

In order to have a healthy and positive relationship we must learn to forgive. There are of course many other characteristics of a healthy relationship such as trust and honesty, communication skills and a willingness to compromise - though forgiveness may be one of...
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Health

Lack of Sleep Getting you Down? Research Provides Tips for Better Sleep

If you're like most people, sleep is crucial for your well-being. Research increasingly reveals that people do not function optimally when they are sleep deprived.

Sleep gives us energy, a positive attitude, and better ability to cope with daily stress. We need adequate sleep for physical restoration, growth, adaptability and memory.

In general, Americans, particularly adolescents and aging adults,
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Inspiration

How to Unleash Your Creativity

It's amazing how many new and innovative ideas arrive in the world each and every day. People are constantly progressing and expanding current ideas to solve problems, make things more convenient, and to economically endure.

This constant creating shouldn't be so surprising though. We are all highly creative if we learn to think in a creative manner and start cultivating our ability to see things in a new and improved...
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Work

$2000 to Leave: Delivering Happiness CEO Discusses Profits, Positivity and Personal Values

This is a guest post from Aleks Srbinoski of Fulfilling Happiness
Will aligning positivity and personal values with company culture lead to profits? Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim and Zappos founder Tony Hseih will tell you that it does.  In fact, at Zappos, a company that is valued at over 1 billion dollars, new trainees are offered $2,000 to leave if they do not feel positively...
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Stress

Easy Steps for Day-to-Day Stress Reduction

I usually am very effective at dealing with stress. Lately though, I've had a lot on my plate, and have been racing around to stay on top of everything. Frankly I'm starting to feel the effects of stress.

We all experience day to day hassles and issues that frequently cause us some tension and concern. Stress is simply the body’s non-specific response to any demand made on it.

If we don't deal...
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