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Lighter Stuff!!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      23 comments

Thanks for sticking with me as I slogged through a fairly heavy-duty series of blogs. I am insatiably curious about new ideas for sure and love to "think out loud". But: have also been having quite a lot of fun! Dear son was home for ... Read more
Applying the VIA Character Strengths Survey
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      24 comments

It's really been interesting to me to get the survey results -- and I can see quite interesting for other people who tried it out too. www.viacharacter.org/www
/ (Free, took me about 10 minutes . . . and I did "b... Read more
VIA Character Strengths Survey: ONEKIDSMOM Take Two!
Monday, July 24, 2017      21 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6391106 ONEKIDSMOM had taken the VIA character strengths survey 5 years ago . . . and yesterday she took it again, for the purposes of comparison. ... Read more
Happiness Hack #7, Work With What's Strong (Not What's Wrong!)
Sunday, July 23, 2017      27 comments

VIA stands for "values in action inventory" and it's a resource developed by Martin Seligman (yes, the "founder" of positive psychology) together with Chris Peterson and available at the VIA website: www.viacharacter.org/www
/ ... Read more
Happiness Hack #6: Create Events Worth Remembering AND Experience Life As It Happens
Saturday, July 22, 2017      22 comments

This hack comes out of the Daniel Kahneman research on happiness. He tells us that happiness as a concept has a complexity of meanings attached to it. And that because we tend to confuse two types of happiness we short change ourselves of bot... Read more
Happiness Hack # 5, Addressing Stress
Friday, July 21, 2017      20 comments

Stress is a big thing these days. We know that stress can trigger depression and anxiety. A weakened immune system. A dramatic decline in productivity at work. And so we might think that optimum happiness would result from eliminat... Read more
Happiness Hack #4, Power of the Mind
Thursday, July 20, 2017      39 comments

OK then: we KNOW that we can use our minds to make us happy. Absolutely. But there's been so much written about the power of the mind for a very long time (and a lot of it focused on cheezy $$$$$ as if that's what makes us happy) that it'... Read more
Happiness Hack #3: Inattentional Blindness
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      28 comments

There's certainly lots available to expand our understanding of this topic on the Internet: scholarly articles, YouTube stuff . . . but not clearly applicable to the point Susan Peirce Thompson is really attempting to make. She is consider... Read more
Happiness Hack #2: Get Lucky
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      26 comments

Remember George Jones, "I Always Get Lucky With You"? www.youtube.com/watch?v=
6dJz8xY0gvI Happier people are people who feel lucky. And the research of UK psychology professor Richard Wiseman actually demonst... Read more
Happiness Hack #1: Relationships
Monday, July 17, 2017      24 comments

SPT tells us that relationships with other people are key to happiness. Even meeting one time a month with a social group counts as fostering relationships with other people. And having that social group meeting has a bigger impact on happi... Read more
Susan Peirce Thompson Webinar 7 Life Hacks Preamble
Sunday, July 16, 2017      23 comments

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/0/replay/12767/ff287de67d
/1/138860198 OK, caught up with this free webinar (missed Thursday) in the second broadcast yesterday: and received the follow up replay link. There is absolut... Read more
Love My Saturdays . . .
Saturday, July 15, 2017      22 comments

I'd received the SPT email link with the Thursday replay PTG (post traumatic growth) webinar but . . . no picture. So will have to hope that I can click in this afternoon to the second round (that's Susan Peirce Thompson and her webinar, Top 7 ... Read more
Strengths
Friday, July 14, 2017      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/parenting/to-help-kid
s-with-their-weaknesses-ma
ke-sure-to-love-them-for-t
heir-strengths/article35667953/ Loved this short article in my Globe and Mail this morning suggesting tha... Read more
PTG and SPT
Thursday, July 13, 2017      20 comments

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017/07/post-traumatic-grow
th/?inf_contact_key=0181cc
07cf146742edcfd2acc8dd0a7b
9a98a79eb4320eca57f1646f4b5fbb70 We all know about PTSD: post traumatic stress disorder. And it's a seri... Read more
Time to Say Goodbye
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      30 comments

Turned out that the brake job was going to be pretty comprehensive -- calliper pins, pads, disks -- and then right front axle, struts, and a timing belt in the near future. (Hilarious to recite these details, of course, with very little ac... Read more

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