Tag: positive psychology

Gratitude It Is

We are habituated to look at the negative versus focus on the positive. Network news does it. Religion does it. We do it in our own conversations. Raised Catholic, Lent provided a season that often meant giving up something that was seen as bad or indulgent. Though I’m no longer a practicing Catholic, each year […]

Prose+Pose

Prose+Pose™ is officially launching this month! On March 15th at 7pm, we’ll be sharing Seligman’s Authentic Happiness together at 5focus. Prose+Pose™ emerged out of my own desire to join a book club as I continue to explore the writings that inform and inspire my yoga teaching while feeling pressed to fit anything into my schedule as a MoM […]

Occupy a Board Seat

Through the fall and winter as I read of the various occupy demonstrations across the country and weekly drove past the Seattle encampment, I challenged the unrest, envisioning in the trenches action. Action through volunteerism. My business school graduation coincided with the last recession, and I found myself living in a new city without a job and since […]

Optimistic Alternative to Teaching

“Smile! It could make you happier,” reported Melinda Wenner in her article summarizing several studies on the science of happiness. She highlighted how suppressing a frown can lead to more happiness as can putting on a smile. On this day of Thanksgiving, I invite fellow educators to join me in an emphasis on the positive. I […]

Planting Positive Seeds

The time spent incubating two babies and raising them through their first year of life gave me perspective. After a 19 month hiatus, I’m back teaching yoga, now with my own signature touch integrating my interests for practical application. My original foray into sport psychology evolved into an embrace of positive psychology along with my […]

Direction/intention

In an effort to direct my reading of the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (my birthday gift from my husband), I’ll be posting my reflections on the chapters as I go. Reflections imply 1) I have found the time to read the chapters and 2) I have been able to cognitively process the information in […]

Integrating…

I enter into this as my  7 month old twin boys are tucked away for the night (hopefully)…and resume as one naps upstairs and the other is being cradled in the nanny’s arms. This chapter of my life is calling on all my reserves (internal and extended social network) and exposing where I need reinforcement. […]