Category Positive Emotions

Vibrancy, Motivation, Success – Applied Positive Exercise: Go APE with Elaine

  Elaine O’Brien presents: Vibrancy,  Motivation, Success: Applied Positive Exercise (APE) – Go APE With Elaine! The 2015 Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference Workship Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Philadelphia, PA Friday, March 20th, 3:50 – 5pm On Friday, March 20, 2015, Elaine O’Brien, Ph.D. Candidate, MAPP,  will present a workshop at Temple University: Go […]

The Language of Positive Emotions

305 Positive Emotions Here’s to building greater awareness and mindful attention on the language of positive emotions. ENJOY! Elaine With deep thanks to Christopher Westra: Able Absolved Abundant Accelerated Acceptable Accepted Accepting Accomplished Accountable Achieving Active Adaptable Adequate Admirable Admired Adored Affluent Agreeable Agreeable Alert Ambitious Amenable Amused Appreciated Approving Assertive Assured At ease Attached […]

Positive Exercise Tips To Lighten Up and Feel Great!

Elaine O’Brien, MAPP Positive Fitness Lab: Positive Exercise Counseling Temple University, Ph.D. Candidate, Kinesiology-Psychology of Movement Mobile phone: 732.996.2698 Exercise/Lifestyle Tips to get started: • Focus on moving more with good form. • Listen to your body. • Posture check yourself • Finish your training session feeling great. • Stay hydrated: drink water often/take frequent […]

Kona Ironman Triathlon Champion 2012, Pete Jacobs, on love and performance

Pete Jacobs, 2012 Kona Ironman Triathlon Champion: “My kinesiologist offered the mantra of “love,”…and it worked! Thanks to Greg Reznich for the inspiration.

Dr. Chris Peterson and Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology

Dr. Chris Peterson was a widely loved and cherished leader and founder, along with Dr. Martin Seligman, of the field of Positive Psychology.  In his last book, Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology, Chris shares a collection of stories embodying excellence, kindness, generosity, courage, perspective, and cheeky humor.  In this easy to […]

The Power of Gratitude: Boosting happiness, performance, & well being

The process of gratitude has profound transformational power.  Gratitude, as a universal human experience, is found in the sacred writings, prayers, and is pervasive in teachings of all true religions.  Positive social psychologists, Dr. Nansook Park and Dr. Chris Peterson described gratitude as one of the “transcendent virtues;” those that strengthen bonds and connections with […]

Happy Memories of MAPP 2007-’08, UPenn

Along with the uplifting topic of Applied Positive Psychology, inspiring fellow students I cared about, we had the most amazing professors during our MAPP year. I am thinking of Drs. Kate Hays and Barry Schwartz today. What beautiful and wonderful people!