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Positive 1
Even though it was very hard glad I have the strength to shovel my driveway when I have to
Positive 2
Epsom salts , Epsom salts,Epsom salts, I am glad I am well stocked.
Positive 3
I think I have done enough exercise today . Zumba, a 50 minute walk and then an hour shoveling heavy snow. My body will be sore but stronger for it.
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Positive 1
Had a nice visit with a client where I have many contacts. I really appreciate this great company.


Positive 2
I am glad I am getting a little exercise addicted, it is really waking up my body and I am finally starting to feel some strength.


Positive 3
My garden is really taking off hopefully I will have tomatoes soon or at least the dogs will. 

By: Kathie

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Last night with the wind howling I woke up several times and was grateful to be in a warm shelter and a cozy bed. I always think how hard it must of been before all our comforts and am thankful.


Positive 2

Winter Solstice is here and now each day there will be more light! I am always happy for this day.

Positive 3

I just finished listening to Soul Surfer. On amazing race Bethany impressed me so much with her strength and positive outlook. I had to hear more how she did that. Very impressive young lady, we need more role models like her.

By: Kathie

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Positive #1: The Jarvis Virus.  It would take a long time to explain this Ingress weapon but last night I truly took delight in using it.  It turns an enemy portal into a portal of your faction.  It allowed me to take over an important piece of the Resistance puzzle up on the east side.  I am grateful to the person that showed it to me and explained it to me.  Great fun.

Positive #2: Richard H.  Richard has become a regular at the Happiness Socials (which there is one tomorrow).  He has always been fully engaged in the activity and gushed with appreciation afterward.  He has sent me a thank you card after every Social and even sent my wife a birthday card!  I’m sure one of Richard’s top strengths is expressing gratitude. Richard’s enthusiasm and appreciation has truly brought me happiness and I appreciate him.

Positive #3: Car service for only $50!  I felt very relieved and grateful when I was able to spring my car from the car doctor for only $50!  they were able to identify a couple of minor issues and fix them quickly and easily.  I love getting those little things fixed because then when I remember “Oh yeah!  I can use the cigarette lighter to charge my phone now!” it’s a great feeling.  ‘Kinda like finding that $20 you left in your winter coat.

 

Frank Clayton, The Happy Therapist 

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Positive Psychology giant, Dan Gilbert advises in his book, Stumbling On Happiness, that when when one is unsure of what to choose, one should call for reinforcements; advice from others! There are SO many amazing lectures to attend at the upcoming International Positive Psychology Association’s 3rd World Congress, I’m not sure which ones to pick! So, I am inviting YOU to look over the schedule and make your suggestions. Of course if I go to the lecture you suggest, I will be talking about it at the upcoming Cutting Edge of Happiness talk (Saturday, July 8th, 9am to 1pm – click here for more info). Just look over the program in these following three pictures and leave your comments below – or you can also E-mail me at frank@saltlakementalhealth.com

IPPA Friday

 

IPPA Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist

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I really enjoyed the anticipation of seeing the movie. I told my wife I couldn’t remember the last time I was that excited about a movie. The movie’s content also sparked some great conversation between she and I. She pointed out that Batman’s true power is not in his money, his gadgets, his brains nor his brawn. His true strength his resiliency of spirit. I am also grateful that I chose to watch it at the midnight showing on opening day before……. ’nuff said. Oh! ‘Said conversation also lead to some realizations as to how positive psychology has effected my way of thinking. How cool is that?

Frank Clayton LPC

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Wow! I love the concept of shame as a wonderful gift and a strength. She also talks about vulnerability as a strength. What a wonderful life-changing opportunity to change perspective…. I love how she points out that when we have shame about something, we automatically want to shy away from it. I really learned a lot. I love how brave, courageous she is. ‘Way to break new ground and a topic sorely missing solid research.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html

Frank Clayton LPC

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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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