Archive | November, 2010

Diversification of Wellbeing

Any good financial advisor will tell of the importance of diversifying your portfolio.  Putting all of our money into one investment leaves us vulnerable to risk.  To protect ourselves, we diversify, investing some of our holdings in riskier investments and some in more stable investments.  This is the safest way to see our assets grow […]

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Trading Money for Happiness

A story that was posted earlier this year on the Wall Street Journal blog, “The Wealth Report,” described a wealthy man who gave away his entire fortune as a means of achieving greater happiness.  His feeling was that money and a luxury lifestyle were obstacles to being happy, so he decided he wanted to give everything away.  […]

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Putting Your Strengths to Work

This article was previously published on Positive Psychology News Daily. OK, so you’ve taken the VIA Survey to determine your character strengths.  And after reading one (or several) of Tom Rath’s books on “Strengths-Based Leadership,” you’ve taken the Strengthsfinder 2.0 test to get another perspective on what your strengths are.  You’ve even done the Myers […]

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Hands on Research: The Science of Touch

This special Friday edition of The Psychology of Wellbeing features an essay by Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, that originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center– Dacher Keltner is its executive editor. In this article (and the accompanying video,) Keltner elaborates on […]

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Positive Health (but Where is the Voice of Spa?)

Recently a group of MAPP alumni gathered at University of Pennsylvania, to hear the latest and greatest updates on Positive Psychology from Martin Seligman, the Director of the University’s Positive Psychology Center.  I was particularly excited to hear him talk about the progress in discussions on “Positive Health” being funded by a $2.8 million grant […]

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