Archive | December, 2010

Was 2010 a Good Year?

In a few days, we will watch the ball drop on another year and say goodbye to 2010.  How much meaning you assign to this event is purely an individual decision.  As I discussed in a previous article (see The Psychology of Time,) these measures of time are strictly a human invention and only appeared […]

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The Positive Psychology of Christmas Stories

‘Tis the season, when families come together, exchange gifts, prepare lavish feasts and eventually all curl up in the living room to watch a classic Christmas movie.  The movies that are shown this time of year are very specific in their genre, not just because they feature common characters such as elves, Santa Claus, reindeers […]

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Innovation

Where does Radical Game Changing Innovation come From?

Probably my favorite business article of all time was an article about collaboration from Inc. Magazine (from several years ago.)  The article was called “The Idiocy of Crowds” and the sub-heading declared, “Collaboration is the hottest buzzword in business today.  Too bad it doesn’t work.”  The reason the article has stuck with me is because […]

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Happy? Thank a Lawyer

I am excited to present this fascinating look at the history of our relationship with happiness from Dan Bowling, a practicing lawer, consultant, executive coach and a research fellow at Penn’s Positive Psychology Center.  Dan has been researching the psychology of law practice as it relates to wellbeing.  You can read more about his work […]

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Mental Yoga: Why Psychological Flexibility is the Key to Your Wellbeing

In the last several years, psychology has been flipped on its head with the growth and popularity of positive psychology.  While psychology traditionally has focused on studying things we want less of such as depression and mental illness, positive psychology has focused on things we want more of: happiness, positive emotions, optimism, strengths, and meaning […]

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