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SALT LAKE CITY —- I have some unpleasant truths to share with you, but rest assured that after I tell you what will not make you happy, I will then tell you what will.
First, the bad news: If you think you will be happy when the recession is over, you won’t. Or at least you will not be any happier (or more miserable) than you were before.
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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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Today I submitted another article to KSL.com. It’s been approved and awaiting publication. The name of it is “Recessions end will not make us lastingly happier”. It was originally called “Winning the lottery will not make us happier”. I really, really enjoy writing and I love spreading the truth about Happiness. 🙂
Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist