Positive 1 Happy Birthday mom 89 and they said it wouldn’t be done Positive 2 This morning I paused to … More Celebrating Birthdays, pausing and listening, and returning home.
Positive 1 Getting a closet organized and taking stock of what I have Positive 2 sleeping in on a saturday … More Organizing, extra sleep and enjoying leftovers!
Positive 1 My cousin surprised me he came to town to celebrate a tradition we do on Sat. Positive 2 … More 1/8
Positive 1 had a great exercise session this morning Positive 2 Had wonderful fun playful dreams all night , sometimes … More 1/1/16
Positive 1 My broaster makes cooking so much easier when I have to cook a meat meal after work. Positive … More 5/28/15 – Cooking, Gardening, and Rain
Positive 1 Owners manuals on line are very helpful. Positive 2 I am glad I finally learned how to cook … More 12/27/14 – Owner Manuals, Hash browns, and Coffee
In an effort to deepen my sleep, I connected my MP3 player and played them on repeat all night. This … More Positive #1 Audio Meditations
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
It was a beautiful sunrise this morning. What a exquisite place we live. ‘Desert to the west. ‘Mountains to … More Positive #1: The Sunrise Today
When I drove out of my garage this morning, I realized that my tire was flat. Well ALMOST completely flat. … More Positive #2: Canned Air