The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy (general)

Today we're talking about masculinity, femininity and what's in between. We'll dive into sex, gender, toxicity and how we can do better. 

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Malcolm and Simone Collins want to wake people up to really truly think about life. What are you optimizing your life for? Could it be something that is not a positive emotion? This chat is a wild ride which might get some feathers ruffled. For this one you need to open your mind, put aside the times when you might feel personally attacked and instead try to give some of these controversial ideas serious thought. As a reward you'll get to hear the weirdest Positive Psychology analogy I have ever come across.

The Pragmatist's Guide to Life

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Don't bail if you don't run. Everything that William talks about you can also do while walking. This episode is about how issues such as depression can be treated with movement. Check out Wiliam's TEDx talk here: Movement is medicine

If you own an Amazon Echo device have a look at the growing list of apps I have built

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Turns out the way psychologists define humility differs from what the dictionary teaches you. Listen in to hear what humility is, what it's not, why it's useful, what researchers have learned about it and how women and men differ. 

If you have an Amazon Alexa / Echo device please check out the Positive Psychology Quiz or the Meditation Myth Buster. 

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Can we teach businesses to put happiness and meaning at the core of what they do? Today our guest is Carlos Saba, founder of the Happy Startup School. This one is interesting for all businesses, startup or not. We learn how these companies do things differently from business as usual. 

Check out the Happy Startup School here

On a different note calling all the people who have an Amazon Echo/Alexa device. Check out my new skill Positive Psychology Quiz. Just tell your device to enable Positive Psychology Quiz.

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Writing is one the most powerful and yet under-appreciated positive interventions that exist. Today I talk to Dr. Megan C. Hayes about making a mess, encounters on the page and why journalling as usual might not be sustainable.

http://www.positivejournal.org/free-stuff/

 

Books and articles mentioned:

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The new Diary by Tristine Rainer
  • Expressive Writing by James Pennebaker
  • Beyond Expressive Writing by Sophie Nicholls
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Happiness is not one thing. It contains multitudes and this episode is about pointing out various sources of happiness.

If you have an Amazon Alexa and you catch yourself coming up with reasons or doubts about meditation check out "Meditation Myth Buster". It gives you a single meditation myth which will hopefully help you to break down those barriers. I did this in the hope to get more people take the plunge and just get started on a regular practice.

 

 

 

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Susanna Halonen returns to the podcast with this conversation which is a meandering happiness buffet with lots of different bits to choose from.

  • The poet Hafiz
  • Evidence based theories versus interesting ideas
  • What can poetry and philosophy contribute to a good life?
  • The average scientific paper is read two or seven times (Susanna and I heard different numbers)
  • Intuition
  • Susanna's discomfort with how technology is shaping our lives and the voluntary limitations she puts on herself to ensure that she takes time for important things
  • A sin against adulthood
  • Happiness is Here, her new book
  • A controversial relationship tip
  • The happiest country in the world is where Susanna is from. She'll give us some insight into why that may be.

Learn more about Susanna and her new book Happiness is Here

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Parapsychology investigates some pretty incredible phenomena including extra-sensory perception, telekinesis and even reincarnation. Jeffrey Mishlove and I discuss what parapsychology does, its relationship with mainstream psychology and how challenging our own assumptions can help us learn things, we otherwise wouldn't have known.

If you want to dive deeper into the research he talks about you can check out his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFk448YbGITLnzplK7jwNcw">youTube channel</a>.

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We talk a lot about the things that make us happy and are supposed to change our life. Some of us try out a bit of advice here and there but most of us don't go about it fully. Tal Gur gave himself 10 years to achieve 100 goals. Today we hear from a doer, someone who decided that he was ready to dedicate himself fully to explore and experience what a fulfilled life really means.

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This episode is mostly for professionals and students in positive psychology, HR or management. We can produce the best research in the world but if we don't go where the majority of the worlds' attention is heading, it will not matter how good we are. Whenever something new comes along, like say the internet, smartphones or even the teabag people always repeat the same reasons why it's stupid, irrelevant or dangerous (There is actually a fantastic podcast that covers this topic called The Pessimists' Archive). Then once mass adoption hits they play catch up and try to be seen in a sea of millions (Good luck starting an app in the Appstore in 2018).

That's why I hugely respect what CAPP has done. They have combined the technology of virtual reality with their expertise of personality assessment to come up with a novel product that I believe a lot of HR people will start to use in the near future. Even if you are not interested in virtual reality in itself this episode is worth listening to, as Jamie Betts explains not only, how this assessment works and why virtual reality is important, but how these kind of innovations get rolling in the first place. It's very possible that you as a researcher, executive or tech geek might get some cool ideas how to implement the ideas we talk about in your own work.

If you are a positive psychology professional or researcher I implore you to invest 5-10% of your attention to understand where the future is going and how you can get your message across in that environment. This episode is a good starting point for that.

 

https://gumroad.com/l/brainwash

 

 

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Certain ideas keep coming up again and again, no matter what topic we cover in the podcast. These seven concepts let you take a step back and focus on the meta ideas which help you leverage whatever kind of personal growth you are aspiring to.

If you have tried a few times to change your thoughts, but have lacked the structure and recurring practice to do it, check out Brainwash.

 

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Kelly McGonigal's book the Upside of your Stress challenges everything we believe to know about stress. We discuss how previous research has been misunderstood, some surprising truths about stress and how we can develop a healthy stress response.

Find more episodes here:

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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This ain't no typo. There are some violations that we tremendously enjoy. Don't worry it's not as dangerous as it sounds. Listen in to learn more about an integral part of happiness and well-being and how you can get more of it in your own life.

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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Imagine yoga for a second: was it a white, slender and well-off hetero-sexual woman? Well what about tattooed, black, fat and queer folks? Is it not for them? Jessamyn Stanley is an inspiring yoga teacher who doesn't just not fit the mould but demonstrates that these moulds are unnecessary altogether. We discuss how yoga can be a vehicle for body positivity, mindfulness and a constructive kind of comfort during hard times. Also it's important that we don't mistake the postures for yoga. The practice is about so much more.

Watch Jessamyn doing some poses that I as an overweight woman thought would squash my brain.

Listen to my own yoga journey and check out Positive Psychology on the Go.

Jessamyn mentioned this online resource for classes: https://www.yogaglo.com/

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Parents and non-parents want to know how to see and grow the best in the (young) people around them. Lea Waters is here to talk about how to turn on the Strengths Switch, how our own challenges shape how we see our children and what actually happens once we dedicate ourselves to strengths in daily life.

You can take a test to see how you score in strengths-based parenting on her website http://www.strengthswitch.com/ (scroll down past the videos to find the resources).

 

 

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Emotion differentiation is a the closest thing to a psychological superpower. Having it gives you all kinds of benefits and protection while the absence of it has lots of drawbacks. The good news is that it is a very straight-forward skill to learn.

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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Today Mary Shores, CEO and author, will join us to talk about

  • Why even a debt collection agency can bring positive change to the world
  • How one powerful rule changed her business for the better
  • A simple question to help align your actions with your goals
  • Getting out of a dark place in 5 Steps
  • Affirmation Deep Dive

Business has been underrepresented in this podcast so it's good to have Mary with us.

Okay full disclosure words such as karma will be discussed (and I will put them in a psychology context so the skeptics can chill...).

Links:

Pre-Order Conscious Communication and receive two bonues (Dream with a Deadline and Daily Desires Journal)

Ignite your Dreams Workbook

Fearless Ambition Facebook Group

 

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  • Internalizations
  • The Pressure of Balance
  • Unlimited Good versus Winner-takes-it-All
  • Why Self-Compassion is your Foundation
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  • Acceptance versus resignation
  • Sailboat metaphor
  • Is only the best good enough for you?
  • The Full Monty or Nothing
  • Corporate Disillusionment
  • Gaming bestseller lists
  • Fire under my rear-end
  • You are the Ambassador Now
  • The Value of Tension
  • Missing the old days
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Dani DiPirro is the creator of Positively Present . We talk self-love (it's not just self-care!), facing and working on our fears and when it's time to seek professional guidance. 

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  • Collateral Benefits
  • A Co-Worker Chooses
  • Looking Back at Anger
  • Don't Pay it Back
  • When it's out of your Hands
  • Leave your Ego Alone
  • Please forget the One
  • Surprising Answer to Being more Kind
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  • How you behave while you wait
  • Strengthsspotting
  • The Happiness Formula in your daily life
  • Sacrifice no more

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

https://anchor.fm/s/acde4c

 

 

 

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So you've lost your religion. Or you always thought it was stupid to begin with. Maybe you are religious but are not quite satisfied. Today we look at this idea that we can find spirituality in sometimes unexpected places.

Join us on Facebook

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Short, bite-sized, breathless and birdsong-filled reflections on how to live a good life:

  • Emotion Thermometers
  • How feelings over logic saved a life
  • Hurray for abs
  • I was a coward
  • Role models
  • Cultivating your inner life
  • Meditation in real time
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Introducing real-life bite-sized positive psychology goodness. For a while I have been thinking how I could use more real life examples to illustrate the concepts we talk about in the regular episodes. Enter Anchor.fm

This is raw, real-life as it happens, sometimes out of breath other times cursing a bit more than I usually do but always with one mission: to be right there for you with helpful thoughts and examples to improve your day.

I have been recording on Anchor every day for a week, usually multiple times a day. Hope you enjoy it.

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Okay right now it's just me and my mother so come one over and be one of the cool people who joined from the very beginning. I want us to get to know each other (you know a lot about me and I mostly likely don't know you yet), share things that will help all of us become the people we want to be and of course chat about episodes. I will also share content from my new station at Anchor.fm It's like Twitter but for audio and allows me to share examples and stories as they happen in real time, always with an eye on making your day better. Furthermore I want you to decide which happiness commandments should be featured in the 100th episode and of course introduce yourself.

Find the Facebook page by searching for "The Positive Psychology Podcast" (somebody else snatched up Positive Psychology Podcast) or click on here

http://strengthsphoenix.com/facebook

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At work, as parents and in our relationships we say that we want one thing but then we behave to encourage something completely different. If our words and behaviours do not line up we will experience a lot of unnecessary conflict. Check out what kind of incentives make people tick. 

To get your Happiness Habit Apps Guide check check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com

and click on GET SOME.

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Maybe you don't need the tactics and motivation shared in this excerpt but chances are you know someone who would be grateful for a little bit more mental peace and quiet. Share this with them. Everything becomes better and more peaceful the more people can focus on what is important instead of the mental chatter that keeps us unhappy.

http://gum.co/brainwash

 

 

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Did technology make relationships better (hello Skype) or does it make us lonely? Today we talk to Jason Feifer, host of the thought-provoking podcast Pessimists' Archive and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine to learn how to think about technology and the effects it has on our lives. You will also learn a fancy Japanese term you can throw around at the next dinner party and hear a guy speak a really really old language.

And if you want a little mental brain update check out

http://gum.co/brainwash

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If you love Harry Potter you are probably excited by the title but if you are not hold your horses and give our insightful guest Vanessa Zoltan a chance: the principles we discuss can be applied to your favourite books, music and movies and even if you don't care about any of these things this discussion will make you consider your spiritual life and why it's helpful to cultivate one even if you're an atheist (like Vanessa is). In their hit podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Vanessa and her co-host Casper ter Kuile use different practices to unlock the mysteries of the books. This deepened understanding can help all of us to live a life that is based on our values and that uses role models to handle moments of crisis well.

For more episodes go to

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

To rewire your brain for more positivity and self-compassion check out

http://gum.co/brainwash

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From the distinctly unsexy depths of logic and classical psychology comes an episode on how to not be like your enemies: judgmental, illogical and manipulative.

To grab your free coaching spot visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com

Click on the lower right contact/schedule now button and set your appointment instantly.

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We are both terrified and fascinated with risk. Today we talk to adventurer-badass Suzy Madge who researched positive risk in ski-mountaineers but also drops out of helicopters to ski remote mountains in places like Afghanistan. Furthermore Suzy works with police forces and is therefore perfectly equipped to illuminate risk from several different perspectives. She talks about how relative the perception of risk is, why calculated risk taking is important and how high-risk situations can lead to transcendent experiences.

http://www.suzymadge.com/

http://gum.co/brainwash

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Here comes the second installment on depression where Doug Behrendt tells us about his experience with suicidal depression and how he fought his way back into life, one habit at a time. Hear what Doug a former pharmaceutical rep has to say about antidepressants. You can reach him at
 
You love listening to podcasts so why not show a clueless relative or friend what they're missing? Doing things for others feels good and the more listeners come in the more great podcasts will be produced.
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These are politically tumultuous times. In this episode we discuss some "necessary disillusionments" that we have to overcome in ourselves, stories that are unhelpful that we have to let go of to proceed and we dive into how opposing parties can find some real common ground. I will not shy away from super-charged topics (particularly one) where I make the argument that there are important reasons to not just force your political will onto others but why some unexpected science should make us rethink some of our opinions. You will be encouraged to think about what a democracy that deserves that name would be like and how you can be part of an 'emotional climate change' to secure sustainable political progress.

To build the kind of mindset that can help you navigate difficult political times check out my audiobook Brainwash at

http://gum.co/brainwash

 

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Consumerism has a lot of downsides but what if rather than giving up hope we look at how to make it better? For that to happen we need to become aware of our relationship with materialism, limiting beliefs we have even if we don't know it and what alternatives already exist.

You clearly love podcasts so why not teach someone how to listen to them and help them find shows they would enjoy?

For more episodes of the Positive Psychology Podcast visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

And if you are fed up with seeing the world from a cynical and hopeless point of view check out my audiobook Brainwash

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

 

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Steven talks to us about how magic impacts well-being and what we can do to get some of that threefold goodness into our own lives.

If you wait for the end you will hear an action-movie style ad for my audiobook Brainwash.

http://gum.co/brainwash

 

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Rosie from Illinois bravely confronts the shock, confusion and disillusion following the election of Donald Trump. She sits with discomfort, struggles through some painful realizations and ultimately recovers a sense of direction and even excitement. This is not only relevant for those of you trying to make sense of the new political landscape. It's also a demonstration of how we can face our own contradictions and use the tension generated to propel us toward personal growth.

If you want a personal growth spurt of your own check out my 21-Day audiobook program called Brainwash.

 

 

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To those of you who are terrified and not entirely sure what to do next: here are some thoughts to comfort but hopefully also inspire you to see this as the growth opportunity that it is. This episode does neither contain concepts from psychology or politics but is instead my heartfelt reaction. The psychology and the politics will come later as I decided to do a mini-series on politics and building our future.

For more episodes check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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Let others punch fear in the face. Michelle Poler instinctively knew that she would need some oysters, a bikini and a time-machine to confront her numerous fears. In this conversation we dive into the creative and fun way she decided to address her fears, what she learned in the process and how she inspired millions to do the same (but in their unique way). Also you don't want to miss her thought-provoking insight into what her relationship with fear is like now. You can find out more and connect with Michelle and her interesting work here:

http://100dayswithoutfear.com/

https://medium.com/hello-fears

https://twitter.com/michelle_poler

 

OK now something completely different. If you are in the UK and would love to go through a certified positive psychology program that is tried & tested, thorough and taught by a kick-ass wise Japan loving lady called Daniela Blickhan go to

http://strengthsphoenix.com/daniela

And last but not least my audiobook Brainwash is out. No more waiting, you can get it instantly if you go to

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

 

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Deirdre a listener from beautiful Cape Town asked me a few questions about my personal journey with depression and I decided to answer her questions on the podcast. Furthermore I added a section about what people who have loved ones with depression should keep in mind.

If your inner dialogue sucks and you would like to challenge and rework the responsible brain patterns check out my audiobook Brainwash at

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

 

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Today investor and fellow podcaster Matt Bodnar joins us to discuss money but we end up covering:

  • Decision-making
  • Blocking and tackling
  • Financial literacy
  • Limiting beliefs and how to reverse them (The 4 Questions)
  • Pyramid of Action
  • and more

In the second half Matt does such impromptu coaching taking on my money hang-ups.

If you are really into science or psychology as usual you may have to open your mind or skip this episode all together.

Matt referred to lots of resources, so here they are:

And in case you want to be one of the first to get a copy of my first audiobook called Brainwash pre-order here:

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

 

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No this is not an "exercise is good for you" episode. It's also not about how running affects you psychologically. This is really about taking the techniques of positive psychology and applying them to a tough challenge, in this case, training for a half-marathon. Even if you have never run a mile in your life and don't plan to some of the mindset obstacles and changes discussed here will be useful for whatever big challenge you have in your own life.

To support the funding of my new and first audiobook Brainwash please visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

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Why is coaching so popular and will it remain that way when the robots come? Today Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor of Coaching at Henley Business School shares with us his insights into when coaching is needed, how it can unleash its powers in companies and when working with young people.

You can find his books at Sage Publications.

There's also a status update regarding the launch of my first audiobook Brainwash which you can check out at

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

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I have never been more terrified of releasing an episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. It's the closest thing to taking off my clothes and running around naked online that I have done. If you want to know why listen in and check out

https://gum.co/brainwash

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Translating psychological concepts into daily life is not easy. So in this new reflection episode I look back on the concepts my friend Susanna Halonen taught me back in 2014 on passion. I will examine how I apply her ideas in my own life, where I still struggle and how two years later, I still work on implementation. I highly recommend that you listen to the original episode 8 on passion to remind yourself of the details of her passion theory.  I hope that the reflection episodes help you deepen what you already know and inspire you to apply the concepts in your daily life.

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Originally I was reluctant to dig into grit: it just sounded like one of these many killjoy concepts that make us into the perfect corporate consumer soldier. How wrong I was. You don't need to have a flawlessly clean room or stay on the perfect diet for the rest of your life. Check out what grit is, how you can identify and cultivate it.

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Did you know that you are a broadcaster and have a lots of influence over the people in your life? Former CBS news anchor turned Positive Psychologist Michelle Gielan discusses how changing what and how we broadcast is crucial for success, happiness and health. If Michelle's message resonated with you, you can get her audiobook Broadcasting Happiness for free if you go through http://strengthsphoenix.com/audible and sign-up for a trial membership.

You can find out more about Michelle at http://michellegielan.com/

If you want to take the success scale go to http://broadcastinghappiness.com/success-scale/

And last but not least if you want to download the manifesto she talked about go to http://transformativejournalism.com/the-manifesto/

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If you take your well-being seriously you have to prioritize and manage it. Today I will share how I do this focusing mainly on the tools I use, mostly smartphone apps.

You can find the full list of links on the page Apps to Manage Happiness

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In our pursuit of happiness it is easy to become myopic. Why not freshen things up by trying, just for the length of this episode, to achieve utter misery? Randy Paterson is a psychologist and the author of the book How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies you Already use. He will shine a light on some of the strategies we use to be miserable (unless you are of course a regular listener, in which case, I trust, you have kicked most of these habits already ;-).

For more episodes visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

For those of you who finally want to give Audible a try and support the podcast while doing so (at no extra cost to you) check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com/audible

 

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Dan McAdams' work has illuminated how stories shape our identity. Today we dissect the elements of story to unearth the narrative we tell ourselves. Furthermore we will look at a life-stage model and how reaching or missing expected milestones can shape our identity.

You can find more episodes at

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

To get a free audiobook of your choice check out

http://strengthphoenix.com/audible

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Maria Sirois from episode 21 on authenticity returns to the Positive Psychology Podcast to talk about happiness after loss. Maria has written

A Short Course in Happiness After Loss: (and Other Dark, Difficult Times)

We talk about when happiness is appropriate after loss, what we can do when tragedy strikes and how we can support those we love going through a hard time. Maria also mentions Viktor Frankl who has written an amazing book called

Man's Search for Meaning

If you want to hear Maria's take on authenticity check out episode 21.

And last but not least if you need something a bit lighter to listen to after these serious topics you can search for Nicola Yoon's great novel Everything Everything on Audible, download it for free if you sign up to try out Audible's membership (which I have been using since 2006) and support the Positive Psychology Podcast at the same time.

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Today we will talk about the philosophy of minimalism. It's not (yet) rooted in psychological evidence but based on what we know about what makes people happy and what doesn't it contains a lot of useful ideas. We will talk about what minimalism is and is not, what the benefits are as well as some guidelines to help you consider as you go about your life.

And in case you would like to learn more about minimalism (I recommend Leo Babauta's The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life) you can grab a free audiobook if you go through my website http://strengthsphoenix.com/audible

More episodes can be found at http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Why not be brave and leave the first review in your iTunes store?

 

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If you are new to the Positive Psychology Podcast (or a bit behind) and you are a bit lost why not check out the top 10 of 2015?

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm CEST

Willpower is essential to to reach our goals. Yet as Kelly McGonigal points out in her book The Willpower Instinct common ideas about willpower are often wrong. In this  episode we look at these misconceptions and how to overcome them.

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Direct download: 055_PPP_150920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm CEST

Based on the work of Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté we will explore the ABC of resilience, thinking traps and how to question them and icebergs.

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Direct download: 035_PPP_150426.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm CEST

Quite a mouthful: what the heck is transcendent behaviour? What happens if we behave that way and what makes us more likely to behave in a transcendent way?

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Direct download: 034_PPP_150421.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm CEST

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