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Positive 1
My cousin surprised me he came to town to celebrate a tradition we do on Sat.
Positive 2
Glad I have a home office to work out of on snowy mornings
Positive 3
glad there isn’t more snow in the forecast for the weekend

By: Kathie

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In an effort to deepen my sleep, I connected my MP3 player and played them on repeat all night. This morning I feel more rested and had the waking thought “I need to make more time to take care of myself”. Hmmmmmmm sounds like it’s working 😉

 

Frank~The Happy Therapist

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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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It was a beautiful sunrise this morning.  What a exquisite place we live.    ‘Desert to the west.  ‘Mountains to the east.  Today, I stop and savor the gorgeous sunrise and rejoice in what it represents: the gift of another day.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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When I drove out of my garage this morning, I realized that my tire was flat. Well ALMOST completely flat. It was just barely drivable. I made it to the 7-11 where I was able to buy a can of air, which allowed me to drive it another mile down the road where they had an air pump. Today, I am glad my car was well enough that I was able to milk it down the road and it did not interfere with my morning plans too much. I am also glad that I can buy air in a can which helped me along my way. And of course “oh thank heaven for 7-11” 🙂

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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