Positive 1

Fun night at Bunco. I am so happy I met this pleasant group of women.

Positive 2

Had lunch today with an acquaintance that I am pretty sure will become a good friend. She has had such an interesting life experience. And has such an open soul. I am sure she will teach me some philosophies that will contribute to my life. (Reminds me of our Erin Emerson​)

Positive 3

I thought I lost my Fitbit today but some how it had just worked it’s way over my strap to my back.  Huge dread quickly came then went away. I am glad I didn’t loose it .

By: Kathie

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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

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Lisa Cypers Kamen is coming to the Happiness Social!

Lisa Cypers Kamen

Psychologist and Documentary Film-Maker, Lisa Cypers Kamen is coming to town to screen her documentary, The H-Factor at the Happiness Social on April 4th.

Lisa Cypers Kamen is a mover and shaker in the world of Positive Psychology. She has travelled all over the world, speaking and collaborating with like-minded people and screening her documentary, the H-Factor. Now Lisa is coming to Salt Lake City and she is going to bring her film to us. After the movie, she will give you an chance to ask questions and learn more about Happiness!.

This is a very special event. I am asking YOU to RSVP right now on Facebook or MeetUp to join us at 7pm on Monday, April 4th for the Happiness Social featuring Lisa Cypers Kamen.

Location: Kafeneio Coffeehouse, 258 West 3300 South, Salt Lake City (click here for map)
Date: April 4th, 2010
Time: 7-9pm

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I so enjoy a new crop of students to teach Happiness 101. I appreciate their willingness to come in to a room full of strangers and to learn something new. Tonight was very special to me. Since my training with Lynn Johnson on February 25th, I have an opportunity to draw from new material, making the class even more effective. There is nothing quite like looking at the faces of new students, knowing where they path will take them and just how much better their life is about to become. I feel so honored and blessed for the opportunity to be the messenger of hope and Happiness to the new students of Happiness 101

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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