The Power Of Self-Belief

The Power Of Self-Belief

What does positive psychology say about self-belief? Positive psychology advocates human flourishing (Seligman, 1998), which also directs us towards changing our bad habits into good habits for the purpose of optimal wellbeing. Thus building self belief into a pro...
Banish The Blues When You Get Bad News

Banish The Blues When You Get Bad News

Wow!! What a roller coaster of a week, full of highs and lows, its all overwhelming. I saw a good friend of mine for the first time in 15 years. I was made Vice President, which means I am the future President of an association I love and respect a lot. I was signed...
The Satisfaction of the Checkmark

The Satisfaction of the Checkmark

The satisfaction of getting something done. I love the feeling of accomplishment—big or small. I recently purchased large dry erase sheets that easily adhere to the wall. They make checking the to-do boxes even more fun. And, using bright, colourful dry erase markers...
There’s no judgment in grief

There’s no judgment in grief

A friend of mine, whose husband died less than a year ago was recently asked, “How long are you supposed to keep grieving?” I was compelled to share my reaction to the question. My first answer was, “What a stupid question. That is all I have to say about that…for...
Be The Light, Be The Beacon

Be The Light, Be The Beacon

How do you keep on being positive when you encounter or work with someone who is negative? Being with someone who exudes the opposite of your positive, bubbly, hopeful, optimistic attitude is challenging. At one job I was told not to laugh. No, I did not work in a...
Grief: How to cope with it

Grief: How to cope with it

Theoretical models for grief Some early ideas on grief advocate a cognitive adaptation theory (CAT) (1983) that postulates that after a trauma comes personal growth permeated through maintenance of self-protection processes and the boost of self-esteem (Taylor, 1983)....
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