Positive psychology is focused on three basic areas of study and practice:
- Positive emotions, consisting of contentment with the past, current happiness, hope for the future.
- Positive traits, such as courage, resilience, curiosity, self-knowledge, integrity, compassion, and creativity.
- Positive institutions, such as community institutions, which can benefit from focusing on the tools developed in positive psychology research.
Positive Psychology: The Evidence on Happiness
Here are some research results that contribute to the field of positive psychology:
- Activities bring more happiness than possessions. A survey of 150 young adults showed that when asked to rate the happiness value of purchases they hoped would be pleasurable, experience-type purchases, such as trips or meals, outranked objects.
- Being wealthy does not make you more likely to be happy than other people, as long as everyone’s income is above the poverty level.
- Grateful people are more likely to be healthy, helpful…
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I stand outside on the porch on my last night, while the hot humid wind blows in my face. The moon is glistening in a distance, faintly lighting up the tree lined street, while a single lamp lights up the apartment inside, while the music faintly plays in the background from my living room.
It is hard to believe that it is the last night at this apartment and it is so very bittersweet.
I step back inside, staring at the one single chair that swirls around, taking in all the empty rooms I am surrounded by and grab my computer to write this last post from this place I used to call home and the place that I felt safe in.
I started my day off at my usual coffee shop, just people watching and trying to embrace every moment I have here. When the thrift store I was…
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1. MEDITATION SPEEDS UP BRAIN PROCESSING POTENTIAL
According to a research journal article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in February 2012, meditation can alter the geometry of the brain’s surface. There was a study done at the University of California in Los Angeles involving 50 meditators and 50 controls that addressed a possible link between meditation and cortical gyrification, the pattern and degree of cortical folding that allows the brain to process faster. This study showed a positive correlation between the amount of gyrification in parts of the brain and the number of years of meditation for people, especially long-term meditators, compared to non-meditators.
This increased gyrification may reflect an integration of cognitive processes when meditating, since meditators are known to be introspective and contemplative, using certain portions of the brain in the process of meditation. Despite articles written from this journal article, more research is still necessary to…
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When I write my children notes, send them texts, write an email, I often stop and think about who is sending this: is it ME or is it MOM? Crazy, right? When did my persona split, become two…w…
Source: Remembering to sign my name: Mom
Recently at work my superior, and basically the person who thought me a lot of what I know today, decided to resign in pursuit of greener pastures. Perfectly normal thing that happens in any organization, but being a small company what that meant was that a lot of what he was doing was now going to fall on my shoulders. Now I’m not going to lie, that did freak me out a little bit Haha! actually a lot, as in my head all I could think of was “I barely have half a year’s experience under my belt” and “really how am I going to cope with all the pressure and expectation?” and “what if I screw up?” and so on. But frankly speaking and roughly three weeks into these strange waters I am actually pretty delighted at the opportunity because what it did was that it gave me the…
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Two years ago we said good-bye to Robin Williams. I know I didn’t know him personally but for whatever reason, I identified with him and a lot of his movies.
Mental health has a stigma. Insurance companies are allowed to treat it differently and pay less than if it was a physical issue.
People still don’t talk to you about it. If you go to a doctor for medication to help it is hush, hush. If you are in therapy you must be really messed up.
When are we going to realize that the brain we are given is our one and only? When are we going to realize that if we don’t treat our brain correct and fix that when things are wrong we are jeopardize our whole being?
Are you in emotional pain? Find someone to talk to!
Are you having ups and/or downs and don’t understand why…
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