Positive 1

I may be wrong but hearing my mom has the flu too gave me hope like it is something she can get over so I guess a little hope is better than none.

Positive 2

I had a good time with my nephew at the aquarium. So good to see him doing so well with his treatment. And he has such a great attitude about his illness. The people there were great to answer all his questions.

Positive 3

One of my sweet friends came to give me a hug and spend a little time. It really helped to lift my spirits. Yes sometimes I need a hug.

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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Blog Talk Radio is going to be an integral part of the Happiness 101 Webinar to Reduce Suicide in Utah.   Most of the webinar style packages out there are pricey and limit the number of participants.   This internet radio station will allow me to speak to thousands of people at once.  Blog Talk Radio will also provide a call-in number enabling students to call in with questions.  For over four years I have tried to find a way to help Utahns at-risk for suicide.  With the help of Blog Talk Radio, in October, that dream will come true.

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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