{got closer with friends, my loving family and bad situation turned somewhat good} (2/10/16)

positive #1,

my friends and i grew way closer we got to understand each other more than ever i must admit i like having friends who are will to help and understand my problems and feelings and not letting me do stupid crap anymore i feel blessed that they trust me although we have never met but with just are voices we have learned to tell when someone is angry, sad, or happy

positive #2,

with every day my back is in more pain from the fatty lumps in my back pushing on my spine and muscles and nerves my brothers are willing to help me clean and rearrange my room sense when i tried to lift a thirty pounds and i was in tears i feel so happy i have amazing brothers it makes my embarrassment of asking feel ok


i have been having trouble moving with my back but my eight year old German Shepard helps me up and move around and cook and work i love my buddy dog so much for helping me he is so amazing and sweet

6/11/15 – Mountains, Exercise, and Gratitude

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Report from IPPA Conference, Day 2

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

Positive #3: Hired a Publicist

Wow!  Okay, today I took a big step by hiring a publicist to help get the word out about the … More Positive #3: Hired a Publicist

Positive #3: Help on the Happiness 101 Webinar to lower Suicide in Utah

Happiness 101 will hold it’s very first webinar starting in October.  If I’ve learned anything over the years, it is … More Positive #3: Help on the Happiness 101 Webinar to lower Suicide in Utah

Positive #2 – Alexis

Today I hired an administrative assistant. Her name is Alexis. I am very, very excited about not only having someone … More Positive #2 – Alexis