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Four Links to Positivity. By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. Dr. Michael Mantell SAN DIEGO — The self-help blogs and media are filled with useful information about positive psychology, becoming your best self, leading the good life, and the value and benefits of being optimistic, positive and hopeful. It’s next to impossible–from more than 3000 years of Judaism’s wisdom on happiness to Joel Osteen’s pulpit, from Abraham Maslow to Martin Seligman, from Sonja Lyubomirsky to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and so many others – to not have heard of terms like “the pleasant life,” “the meaningful life,” “engagement,” “flow,” “mindfulness,” “strengths and virtues,” “flourishing,” “PERMA,” and of course “happiness.”

I’d like to offer you 4 very straightforward thoughts to pack in your mental carryall that will serve as turbo-fuel for you if you are attempting to find your best self, live the good life, and build up your optimism mindset. Otherwise, why even continue reading? Here are my four essential links to positivity: What Science Is Telling Us About The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence. The wonderful and brilliant scientists over at the Institute of HeartMath have done some amazing work in shedding a light on the science of the heart. The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives.

HeartMath tools, technology, and training teach people to rely on the intelligence of their hearts in concert with that of their minds at home, school, work, and play. A large portion of their research has investigated heart and brain interaction. Researchers have examined how the heart and brain communicate with each other and how that affects our consciousness and the way in which we perceive our world. For example, when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a certain message. Get Your Free Numerology Reading.

8 Behaviors That Block Positive Energy (And How to Avoid Them) The power of positivity: How banishing negative thoughts helped me beat pancreatic cancer, twice. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal human diseases known to man. Each year, more than 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 95 percent die within the next 12 months. Steve Jobs, Patrick Swayze, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti: These celebrities all died from pancreatic cancer. Because survival rates are low, and treatment options are limited and usually ineffective, pancreatic cancer can be deadly to the body and spirit, and considered tantamount to a death sentence.

But that doesn’t have to be the case: I survived the most lethal type of this disease— not once, but twice. Persevering through that second bout— a spread of this cancer to my liver after a long period of remission— is virtually miraculous and defies clear explanation. Those factors undoubtedly helped me beat another round of pancreatic cancer, but, equally important, so did my attitude. My wife, Karen, was instrumental in this attitude change. Figuring out how to stay positive. Professionals learn positivity is the key to success | Perth Gazette. Ambitious professionals and business owners from Dundee, Montrose and Perth, came together this week to hear about the power positivity holds for achieving success in business, as part of Clydesdale Bank’s Private Week. The event, named Positive Leadership, was held at the Inchture Hotel in Perthshire on Tuesday 24 March and attracted more than 45 guests. Attendees consisted of a mix of private banking customers and non-customers, including solicitors, surveyors and accountants and business entrepreneurs.

The session aimed to encourage influential people in business to embrace positivity as a style of leadership. Director of consultancy group Positive Leadership Limited, Graham Watson, presented to the guests. Fellow director, Gavin Hastings OBE, is a former Scotland Rugby Union captain and all-time record points scorer for Scotland. Graham spoke to the audience about maintaining a consistently positive attitude and persevering when things go wrong. Posting positivity: Denfeld students share uplifting messages at school. "Clear your mind of can't. " "You are beautiful inside and out. " "Be the reason someone smiles. " Those phrases are among the roughly 4,000 that have graced school walls, lockers and windows this month. Some have been grouped together and laminated, and some classes have joined the effort.

"Stop the Bullying: Post the Positive" is a project helmed by the student government class Executive Board, but dreamed up by freshman Savanah Turpin, who brought the idea to principal Tonya Sconiers. "I thought if everybody had a quote or inspirational saying on their locker it would make someone's day," said Turpin, who has struggled with depression and has twice this year sought treatment. Bullying has contributed to her depression, she said. "Even when you call somebody one name, it can affect their whole day," Turpin said.

Hundreds of Post-its arranged into "2015" and "DHS," among other phrases, are stuck on the main entryway windows and bear the names of every student and staff member. Cookies must be enabled. You have cookies turned off To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.

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Cyclist talks positivity and perseverance to Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland - News. 6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness. “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn A friend recently asked me, “What’s the worst habit you’ve overcome?” “Besides eating chocolate for breakfast?” I joked. “That would be complaining.” I used to be an incessant complainer. If we drove by a neighbor’s nicely manicured lawn, he’d whisper that the house was bought “for a steal,” while waving to the owner. So it wasn’t surprising when I started criticizing my friends during disagreements, or when I hit below the belt when my best friend invited another friend to Disneyland. I admit, it felt good at first—powerful even. My turning point came during the fourth grade when my teacher gently pulled me aside one day after recess. Though the lesson was indirect, Ms. Positive psychology encourages us to question which thoughts and actions we can change to become happier.

The following exercises can help improve your emotional well-being, and someone else’s, too.