1/7/15 – Blazing Meteor, Smoke Detector, and Mom

Positive 1 Tonight I saw a blazing meteor cross the sky and it got big before it went out. It … More 1/7/15 – Blazing Meteor, Smoke Detector, and Mom

Positive #1: Feeling out of control.

Riding a roller coaster is a thrill because it gives us a sense of being out of control. Imagine if … More Positive #1: Feeling out of control.

Report from IPPA Conference, Day 1

Frank arrives at IPPA


It is very late (1:30am here in Philadelphia) so today’s report will probably be fairly short, but I have SO many exciting things to share with you!  Today was the first day of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.  I was SO excited as I entered the downtown Marriott for the first time.  I saw a sign directing me up…. up…. (and away!)  Once in the right place, registration was a snap.  I was handed my IPPA bag and envelope (I felt like Charlie from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).
One great surprise is that tomorrow (Sunday, July 24th) the IPPA is holding Special Interest Groups (SIGs) during the lunch hour.  There were several to choose from but I must say that I was happily shocked to see that Barbara Fredrickson will be hosting one of these SIGs.  She is the author of Positivity, which is my second highest recommended book (next to Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book, The How of Happiness).  She will be talking on Monday and will be closing out the conference with Richard Davidson on Tuesday, but to get Barbara in small venue is quite a treat! Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 1

Positive #1: Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire is my new feel-good show. Millionaires go under cover and look for real places where they can give … More Positive #1: Secret Millionaire

Positive #3: The Superbowl

Having something to look forward to enhances Happiness. Whether you’re cheering for the Steelers or Green Bay, it’s an exciting … More Positive #3: The Superbowl