Positive 1

Needed to get out so went to yoga and ended up with my own private class. How fun and I learned some new things.

Positive 2

I had a dream about lasagne last night so I have to have it. No one wanted to go out so I broke down and made a quick batch. It won’t be as good as my all day kind but I am sure it will be good enough. Can’t wait to eat.

Positive 3

My neighbor put up lights for the 1st time in 3 years, so glad cause it means as he battles cancer he is at least feeling good.

By: Kathie

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Positive 1

Yea another Christmas come and gone and this year was very easy, no stress.

Positive 2

Someone I love is getting married today, I hope they will be happy. They are private so that is all I am saying.

Positive 3

My funeral potatoes turned out despite having to make most of my sauce from scratch and it was even better so for now on no more canned soup, I will make it on my own.

By: Kathie

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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

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