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How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one.  Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? The essentials of positive psychology According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

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Book review: The Happiness Diary

The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life.  It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles, … Continue reading Book review: The Happiness Diary

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TED Talks on Mental Wellbeing

Here are some of my favourite TED Talks that relate to mental wellbeing. Susan David: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage https://embed.ted.com/talks/susan_david_the_gift_and_power_of_emotional_courage  I recently reviewed Susan David's book Emotional Agility, and this talk covered similar subject matter.  She points out how problematic it is to avoid emotions that are considered negative or illegitimate.  She … Continue reading TED Talks on Mental Wellbeing

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