Positive 1

So happy I stayed busy all weekend and really enjoyed and /or feel accomplished at what I have been able to get done .

Positive 2

My lavender garden looks lovely and I think as it expands it is going to be really nice. Just the little bit I have in another area from last year is wonderful so it this takes off it will be great.

Positive 3

met someone on line that may really be able to help us get something organized that we have been trying to do for years .

By: Kathie

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KSL Classifieds ‘Going to use KSL to sell my brand new Mad Hatter hat. KSL is a great place to look for anything and everything – and look for jobs too. Today, I appreciate how easy KSL makes it to buy and sell online.


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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