“Hope is a choice. Hope can be learned. Hope is contagious. HOPE MATTERS.”
-Shane Lopez

Like happiness, Shane Lopez argues, we can lean into hope, and let that guide us in building a more resilient life. Lopez, a senior scientist at Gallop and research director at the Clifton strengths institute, has been heralded as “the world’s preeminent expert on hope” by happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky.

To build hope, no matter the current circumstances we face, Shane Lopez offers us the 3 hope strategies of

  1. Futurecasting
  2. Triggering Action, and
  3. Planning for Ifs.

Ready to chat about hope strategies and how we can use them to build resilience? Leave a comment below, and join us for the live conference call on Tuesday, May 10.

Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm EDT
Conference Call Dial in: 323-476-3997
Conference ID: 218555#
International dial-in numbers click here.

Who should join: Anyone seeking a better future.

Why join: Because hope is a state of mind we can all cultivate, using it to build a better future.

BOOK SUMMARY
(adapted from amazon.com)
Some people manage to bounce back quickly from setbacks, to lead happy, healthy, productive lives, no matter their circumstances. These people have found a way to make good things happen even when luck isn’t on their side. The secret ingredient they use to transform their lives, it turns out, is hope.

Using discoveries from the largest study of hopeful people ever conducted, Shane J. Lopez, PhD, reveals that hope is not just an emotion but also an essential life tool. Hope is a leading indicator of success in relationships, academics, career, and business, and with Making Hope Happen, you can measure your level of hope and learn how to increase, use, and share it. In addition, Lopez shares the uplifting stories of real people who have created hope in their own lives and communities, from a CEO who befriended a curious nine-year-old to a college student who is thriving after two heart transplants.

About: Mina Simhai

Mina Simhai earned her Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute and served as a teaching assistant for CiPP4. She teaches positive psychology at George Washington University. She is also a recovering lawyer, yoga teacher and mother. Her latest project is bringing the tools of positive psychology to lawyers and others in the DC area and across the country. Her top strengths are judgment, love of learning, curiosity, love, and appreciation of beauty. Mina is an avid reader and looks forward to launching the WBI Book Club with you.