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  • New Coursera Series on Positive Psychology
    The University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the online education platform Coursera, has launched a specialization certificate program called Foundations of Positive Psychology. The five-course series provides participants with the key theories and research in the field of Positive Psychology, as well as opportunities for application. link to source

  • Character Strengths Interventions (Book Review)
    Character Strengths Interventions is a gold mine for practitioners. Its tips, 24 handouts, and 70 interventions are valuable nuggets. Figuring out how to quickly finding those nuggets will make this book even more useful. I hope this review helps you efficiently strike gold in this valuable book. link to source

  • Getting Grit (Book Review)
    Getting Grit is like getting a coach between book covers. It is a clear, application-oriented book full of reflection questions, activities, and exercises for people who want to build authentic grit that will make a difference not just for themselves, but also for the communities around them. link to source

  • What’s Love Got to Do With It?
    Can love affect our health? Answering this question is no small undertaking, but I think the Grant study has managed it. link to source

  • Option B (Book Review)
    I wasn’t sure about reading this book, but I’m ever so glad that I did. I want to read it again with my highlighter firmly in hand and note all the wisdom again. this book This book has definitely equipped me to be more compassionate when someone close to me is suffering from a tragic loss. I feel that I know better what to say, what to do, and how to be a meaningful support with less fear and trepidation, and more confidence. link to source

  • Two New Views of Learned Helplessness
    Pondering the possibility that the theory of learned helplessness is both backwards and incomplete. link to source

  • The Climb Out of the Comfort Zone: A Review of Andy Molinsky’s Reach
    Andy Molinsky lays out a comprehensive system of problems and corresponding solutions clearly and smoothly. Many people will find in his book the means to make the hard climb into a better, wider world. link to source

  • Inspiration & a Few Laughs from HBO Documentary: If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
    A heartwarming, delightful, and profound new HBO documentary, If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, highlights amazing people living and thriving into their 90s and 100s! link to source

  • A to Z: Your Navigator to Success (Book Review and Interview)
    Joanna Thompson recently published A to Z: Your Navigator to Success, a clear, readable guide to actions leading to greater well-being and career success. For each letter of the alphabet, there is a topic that she has seen work either in her successful career working in financial markets or in her work with people in talent development and coaching. As she told me in our interview, "My book is essentially a distillation of tips I wish I had known earlier. In this sense it offers some short cuts to the top." link to source

  • Psychological Well-being Can Shorten the Road to Wellness
    Including psychological well-being in a company’s health promotion effort can take you from basic wellness to greater overall well-being. It helps us do more, and do it better. link to source

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