Our Blog: Faculty and practitioners share wisdom on positive psychology, health and wellness, mindfulness, and living the good life. Want to contribute? Check out the submission guidelines.

Emotional

Five Things We Learned on Our Family Vacation

Five Things We Learned on Our Family Vacation

by Amy Alpert Last summer, my husband and I took our high school–age son and daughter to Europe, where we visited three cities—Paris, Amsterdam, and London. While the trip included many frustrating...

The Connection Between Meaning and Happiness

The Connection Between Meaning and Happiness

by Michael F. Steger In researching the factors that foster well-being and reduce psychological distress in people’s lives, I have spent most of my time looking at the role that meaning in life...

The Wonderful Thing About Triggers

The Wonderful Thing About Triggers

by Linda D. Wiesinger Triggers. We all have them. Anyone who came through childhood has them, which I assume is pretty much all of us. Someone says or does something—looks at us with a certain...

Alumni Spotlight: Stories of Transformation

Alumni Spotlight: Stories of Transformation

We're always deeply moved by the stories our alumni tell us about how the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology changed their life. Today, we share with you two of those stories. First,...

Cultivating Positivity via … Technology?

Cultivating Positivity via … Technology?

by Anda Klavina Recently, a participant in one of my positive psychology seminars told a story about doing some housecleaning and noticing that her cat was “helping.” She took a photo and...

The Greatest Freedom

The Greatest Freedom

by Megan McDonough Who do you long to be? That question—and your ability to live into the answer each day—is the greatest freedom of all. And that big freedom can be overwhelming, especially when...