Happiness 101 Scientifically Proven to Work!

Next FREE class to begins Saturday April 26th, 2014 Happiness 101 works! – and we have the numbers to prove … More Happiness 101 Scientifically Proven to Work!

Positive #1: Shared Happiness.

One of the things I love about being the Happy Therapist is that when people find things related to Happiness, … More Positive #1: Shared Happiness.

Positive #2: cancer free.

I am glad that today I do not have cancer. I am grateful that I need not make frequent doctor … More Positive #2: cancer free.

Positive #1: I found my phone quickly.

Yesterday, shortly before my first appointment, I realized my phone was missing. Three possibilities: car, book store or the dumpster. … More Positive #1: I found my phone quickly.

Positive #2: Sung Bong Choi.

I wept when I watched this video. It is an amazing reminder about never letting obstacles keep you from doing … More Positive #2: Sung Bong Choi.

Positive #3: Lynn Johnson.

Positive #3: Lynn Johnson. There are very few people in Salt Lake that speak the language of Positive Psychology. One … More Positive #3: Lynn Johnson.

Positive #3: Warm blankets.

Many do not have warm blankets in which to snuggle. Some don’t even have a bed. I have both! The … More Positive #3: Warm blankets.

Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3

Wow! What an absolutely amazing day! In case you’re just “tuning in”, today is day 3 of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.
Here are the highlights:

  • Barbara Fredrickson (author of my #2 pick on Happiness, Positivity) talked about Love
  • Meeting Todd Kashdan and (what may be his last) talk at IPPA
  • Possible collaboration with positive psychologist and local, Lynn Johnson
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a Positive Spin
  • Positive Computing
  • Meeting Jane McGonigal and using her on-line game to enhance Happiness 101
  • How much you think you can do something effects whether (and how hard) you try *
  • The use of strengths in therapy – the intermediate lesson *
  • Gala and the National Constitution Center *

* I will report on these tomorrow.

It was much cooler today. A blessing for my walk to my third download of information in the realm of positive psychology, a.k.a. Happiness! As I walked through City Hall in (literally) the heart of Philadelphia, I hummed a little tune. I was distracted by the richness and variety of the people as I walked. Per haps distracted enough by the suits, the homeless, the street venders, the skaters and the provocative dress, the song’s lyrics did not bubble to the surface until in the shadow of the Downtown Marriott. I murmured, “All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love, love – love is all you need.” As I realized I was humming a Beatles standard, I also realized that the topic of Barbara Fredrickson’s talk was “Love: A new lens on the science of thriving” Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3