PERMA-V in Italy: A Positive Psychology Retreat

Also known as a vacation with intention, PERMA-V is a 7-day positive psychology retreat for positive psychology practitioners, coaches, therapists, educators and business leaders who want to connect, learn and recharge amongst like-minded people. The retreat offers the benefit of phys
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What is Positive Psychology & Why is it Important? Definition + Examples

What is Positive Psychology & Why is it Important? Definition + Examples

If you’ve been hearing the term “positive psychology” thrown around a lot, but you’re not quite sure what it is, you’ve come to the right place! There are some common misconceptions about positive psychology, both about what it is and what it is not. To clear up some of these misunder
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What's The Reason For This 'Meaning Crisis’ We Find Ourselves In

What’s The Reason For This ‘Meaning Crisis’ We Find Ourselves In

In the preface to the 1992 edition of Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl says that he often got asked the question: “Dr. Frankl, your book has become a true bestseller, how do you feel about such a success?” His response: “I do not at all see in the bestseller status of my
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Growth Mindset vs. Fixed + Key Takeaways From Dweck's Book

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed + Key Takeaways From Dweck’s Book

You’ve probably heard of this movement before—it’s swept the nation and the world into a newfound appreciation for the potential to be found in hard work. Of course, working hard has always been valued. We know that working hard (and working smart) is a good way to achieve our goals.
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Mood Charts: Track Your Mood With The Bullet Journal Mood Tracker & Other Charts

Mood Charts: Track Your Mood With The Bullet Journal Mood Tracker & Other Charts

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This is true in business, health, and can even be applied to personal life. The fact is unless an individual is able to organize, analyze and process the data they’re working with, reaching an accurate conclusion can be difficult. Firstly, beca
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62 Stress Management Techniques & Tips To Prevent A Burn Out

62 Stress Management Techniques & Tips To Prevent A Burn Out

Something I learned the hard way is – it’s time to relax when you don’t have the time. But what if we don’t listen to our body? If we continue slowly burning the candle at both ends until we reach physical and emotional exhaustion? Just like the candle itself – we burn out
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meaning (of life) positive psychology

How Meaning (of Life) is Approached in Positive Psychology

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Viktor F
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Why Shame & Guilt Are Functional For Mental Health

Why Shame & Guilt Are Functional For Mental Health

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that everyone will feel several times throughout their lives. These are generally negative emotions which make people feel bad about themselves, and can have negative consequences. That said, shame and guilt are important emotional compo
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Great Self-Care: The Why and How Of Setting Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries: The Why and How Of Setting Them

Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing one’s identity, as well as being crucial for one’s mental health and well-being. There are different types of boundaries, from physical boundaries to emotional boundaries, and there are also different levels of boundaries, from l
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A Life Worth Living: Why You Should Be Setting Goals In Life

Life Goals: Why You Should Be Setting Goals In Life

Nearly all people desire progress. Nearly all people fear falling short of their own and others’ expectations. Nearly all people struggle to make their aspirations a reality because of fear, lack of motivation, or a simple lack of understanding on how to realize them. At least one of
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7 Reasons it's Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

7 Reasons it’s Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

“What’s happening in the world today?” How many times have you heard this in 2017? It’s a question we throw around a little too frequently, implying the world is falling apart. It’s not surprising given the news we’re constantly exposed to via the various channels – as a result of the
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Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: What is it and How to Use it in Counseling?

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions: What is it and How to Use it in Counseling?

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience? The answer might shock you – it’s around 34,000. With so many, how can one navigate the turbulent waters of emotions, its different intensities, and compositions, without getting lost? The answer – an emotion wheel. T
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10 Communication Activities for Adults and College Students

10 Communication Activities for Adults and College Students

It seems like these days, customs for communication are completely confused. Sending emails can seem like diffusing a bomb, or knowing which topic to approach with a co-worker like stepping over landmines. With massive online social media usage changing how the world communicates, it’
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40 Kindness Activities & Empathy Worksheets for Students and Adults

40 Kindness Activities & Empathy Worksheets for Students and Adults

What do you think are the most important traits to encourage in a child’s development? This is an inherently personal question, one that will provoke a wide variety of answers from parents, educators, and researchers around the world. There are so many traits and abilities that can ad
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The Concept of Self-Actualization: Definition & Examples

Self-Actualization: Definition & Examples

The concept of self-actualization is best known in the field of psychology in the context of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The decades-old idea is certainly an area of interest in modern psychology research, but many still only know it as the top of Maslow’s motivational pyrami
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Coping: Dealing with Life’s Inevitable Disappointments in a Healthy Way

Coping: Dealing with Life’s Inevitable Disappointments in a Healthy Way

“Life’s not fair.” How I hated hearing that as a kid. It was a phrase trotted out by my father (and probably fathers everywhere) whenever I complained about something not going my way. I especially hated when my brother was allowed to do something I wasn’t, or when he received some ki
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