Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

For those who read me regularly, you are aware that I’ve been fascinated with the area of Positive Psychology.  I recently completed another psychology class via Coursera – the fourth in a series; this one on Resilience (link here).   Resilience in this course was defined as the ability to bounce back from negative emotional experiences/adversity … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

The Courage to Accept

Ideas around Acceptance have been popping up lately and this blog post explores some of the thinking I’ve been doing on Acceptance. Recent Enneagram reading discussed 5 A’s: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Action, and Adherence.  Awareness has been a focus for me for a while now.  Awareness of my critical inner voice reiterating my self-limiting beliefs, … Continue reading The Courage to Accept

Guest Post – Cultivating A Positive Mindset

I enjoy when I have an opportunity to guest post. It gives me an opportunity to "meet" new folks and also to introduce my readers to someone new. Today, I'm guest posting over at Leanne's blog - Cresting the Hill. Similar to me, Leanne is an early-retiree and a midlife blogger. Not similar to me, … Continue reading Guest Post – Cultivating A Positive Mindset

Enneagram as a Self-discovery Tool

As I mentioned in a past blog post (link here to rabbit hole or flow), I’ve been exploring Enneagram. I’m definitely thinking it’s a rabbit hole, as I have explored multiple sites, listened into a full week of seminars on the topic, and done hours of information synthesis.  Every time I delve in, hours disappear! … Continue reading Enneagram as a Self-discovery Tool

Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – PERMA

In learning more about Positive Psychology, the term PERMA was shared as an easy way to think about 5 key aspects that can aid in helping put Positive Psychology into practice.  Of these 5 PERMA aspects (listed below), I’ve talked about 4 in recent blog posts.  The last one, relationships, is also part of the … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – PERMA

Goal Setting in 2020 – So-So Results

Goal Setting is one of the elements of putting Positive Psychology to work. (Blog link here)  While I’ve not been that intentional on life goals (yet), I have set and tracked yearly goals in some of my activity areas. BLOG POSTS – My personal goal is 1 blog/week, which I tend to post on Sunday … Continue reading Goal Setting in 2020 – So-So Results

Is it Flow or a Rabbit Hole?

Often, “Finding Flow” is touted to be the holy grail of finding life happiness.  It's claimed that when you engage in your passion or utilize your signature strengths, you find a sense of flow - you lose track of time and get into the “zone”. It’s a highly positive feeling and one I’ve been wondering … Continue reading Is it Flow or a Rabbit Hole?

Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

As I continue to actively put Positive Psychology into practice, I am exploring some of the practices in more depth. Today I wanted to think/write more about Savoring to see if it stimulated some new activity ideas.  Savoring is the #1 Positive Practice in my list of 11 (see blog link here). When I first … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

Embrace Being a Homebody

I’m trying to talk myself into enjoying being a homebody.   Obviously Covid-19 has made me one with our self-isolation beginning in early March.  Seven months in and I really miss my “out & about” activities and connections with others.   But I am trying to focus on the positive (putting Positive Psychology into practice), so embrace … Continue reading Embrace Being a Homebody