Category Positive Psychology

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 […]

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. Scott Sherman, Healing and the Transformative Action Institute

Scott Sherman and Randy Parraz,co-founders of the Transformative Action Institute (TAI) Dr. Scott Sherman’s presentation at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center this year explored transformation. With an amazing smile and determination, his inspiring talk, “Can people really transform,” offered personal examples across life domains (schools, business, health, family, recreation, more) of resilience, optimism […]

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 […]

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!

Mindful Breathing: Relaxation and Energizing Techniques for the Regulation of Arousal

Our breath can powerfully link our body and mind. Mindful breathing focuses attention on the present moment; here we become one, more whole, in the moment. The yogis of ancient India considered fresh oxygen and calmness the key to physical stamina, so breathing in tune with the rhythms of nature has always been an integral […]