1/15/16

Positive 1
I played mindfulness as I ate my dinner it was a very nice experience and I am going to do it more
Positive 2
I had this thought that each part of my body is made to support itself and maybe some of my back pain is because I rest my upper body on my hips so I am trying to think about each part being holding itself up . It feels better
Positive 3
Once again my dreams last night were much more fun than the reality of my life. Love the good dreams
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Positive Psychology giant, Dan Gilbert advises in his book, Stumbling On Happiness, that when when one is unsure of what to choose, one should call for reinforcements; advice from others! There are SO many amazing lectures to attend at the upcoming International Positive Psychology Association’s 3rd World Congress, I’m not sure which ones to pick! So, I am inviting YOU to look over the schedule and make your suggestions. Of course if I go to the lecture you suggest, I will be talking about it at the upcoming Cutting Edge of Happiness talk (Saturday, July 8th, 9am to 1pm – click here for more info). Just look over the program in these following three pictures and leave your comments below – or you can also E-mail me at frank@saltlakementalhealth.com

IPPA Friday

 

IPPA Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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Got to spend the morning with my in-family, eating chocolate chip pancakes and introducing them to the game Dominion. They loved it!! I am really grateful that they specifically made a point of coming through Salt Lake on their way home.

Frank Clayton LPC

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It was the only thing that allowed me to sleep last night. I swear the challenge of installing it made the cool breeze when it was needed most that much sweeter. Not only did it cool me but also provided white noise, protecting me from creaks and groans of the house. Today I am grateful for our wonderfully cool ceiling fan.

Frank Clayton LPC

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Knowing that one day I will die drives me to make the most of every day. It creates a sense of urgency to soak it all in and enjoy it – in other words Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. I have also thought of the best way to die and whether I want to conscious at the moment of death. It is, after all (except for a few people) a once in a lifetime opportunity. Today I express gratitude to my eventual death for it helps me to appreciate this beautiful day.

Frank Clayton LPC

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It saves food from spoiling. It is cost effective and I can’t even imagine all the dish washing it saves. An interesting use I have found for it was: I would wad it up and stick it in the gaps in my sleep apnea mask, preventing the air from whistling into and drying out my eyeball. I’m sure many people have many, many different uses for it. Feel free to share them and help us all be that much more thankful for Saran Wrap.

Frank Clayton LPC

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It has always amazed me that for mere pennies one can write to someone on the other side of the world – and compared to how far it has to travel the mail system somehow (almost seemingly by magic) gets it there in a timely manner. I remember when I was 18 years old and very far away from home, mail seemed to be the one life-line I could hold onto and always giving me something to look forward to. Today I pause and give thanks for the mail service.

Frank Clayton LPC

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I’ve really been into pumpkin seeds lately. Or, I guess I should say, they are into me. Yummy! Salty (which I like). Evidently they have quite a bit of nutritional value too and according to the attached website might even help stave off cancer and kidney disease. I’ve been snacking on them while watching movies. I hope I am burning up enough calories fighting for the seed. Oh! One last thing: pumpkin seeds make the Halloween experience just a little bit better. Pumpkin seeds are to carved pumpkins as the prize is to the bottom of the cereal box 🙂

Frank Clayton LPC

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While I don’t personally carry one, I appreciate that they give women an opportunity to show off their fashion sense. It also gives them somewhere to put, keys, ID, lipstick and seemingly everything in the known universe. I swear if Superman went up against a woman carrying a purse, he would probably flee for his life because he’d be absolutely sure kyrptonite is in there somewhere. Oh! It can also serve as a weapon to fend of would-be attackers (thinking of Ruth Buzzi in Laugh In)

Frank Clayton LPC

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Yesterday I turned a negative into a positive. I had forgotten to remove the Suicide Prevention Coalition meeting from my calendar, so I ended up with over a two hour gap in my schedule. I used the opportunity to get many things done the biggest of which was that I knocked out nearly all of the remaining interviews for the next Happiness 101 class. I should be ready to send out the Golden Ticket E-mail sooner than later. Today I pause to express gratitude for the dividends paid by practicing what I preach – the ability to quickly and easily turn a “negative” and turn it into a positive.

Frank Clayton LPC

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