Positive 1 Had some out of the blue anxiety and forced myself to go for a walk, it sure helped … More 2/15/15 – Anxiety, Steps, Sun! →
We are glad to announce that we are again accepting new clients. We accept most major insurance. Give our office … More We are again taking new clients again →
I looked into Second Life a few years ago. According to this TED video, it continues to grow. I have … More Positive #1: Second Life. →
Without going into ugly detail, today I was reminded how ugly loved ones can be to one another. I am … More Positive #1: →
Got to spend the morning with my in-family, eating chocolate chip pancakes and introducing them to the game Dominion. They … More Positive #1: →
This is a week to remember those who have fallen to suicide. There are several programs this week to raise … More Positive #3: Suicide Prevention Week. →
While I don’t personally carry one, I appreciate that they give women an opportunity to show off their fashion sense. … More Positive #1: Purses. →
Yesterday I turned a negative into a positive. I had forgotten to remove the Suicide Prevention Coalition meeting from my … More Positive #1 →
Day two of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association was simply amazing. I learned SO much! At one point I laughed to my friend “Teacher! My brain is full!” Here’s a report of the day’s events:
It began with Ed Deci speaking about self-determination and its relationship to positive psychology – in other words: the self-fulfilling prophecy. He showed scientific proof that believing that you are doomed and things will never get better can actually bring that about. Using a simple analogy (of my own), if one is drowning and they really don’t think anyone will come to rescue them, they can behave based on this belief by not paddling and dying before help could arrive. But Deci really wowed the crowd when he reported that studies repeatedly proved that external rewards kill off intrinsic motivation. For instance, when we try to control our children either by giving them a reward for doing well (the carrot) or punishing them when they do not do well (the stick), we inadvertently are hindering our child’s innate love of learning! You can bet I will be blogging more about this. Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 2 →
When it comes to suicide, Utah currently ranks #9. In an effort to save lives and lower the rate of suicide in Utah, Happiness 101 will offer a webinar to reach out to the rural areas of the state where suicide is the most prevalent. The online class will be completely free. There will be no prescreening. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 7-9pm from October 5th to November 9th.
This webinar will be absolutely FREE. The only cost will be to buy the text book: The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Happiness 101 is an uplifting class where you will learn HOW to be happy, build a support system, and learn to break unhappy habits. Most people believe the myths of Happiness and therefore spend a great deal of energy chasing it, only to end up disappointed. Scientific research has now revealed the things that actually bring us Happiness. Even better: you can start being Happier NOW. Continue reading Free Happiness 101 Webinar to Reduce Suicide in Utah →