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The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking

A friend posted this article about the pitfalls of positive psychology on Facebook this morning, and gosh-- it resonated. I've honestly been annoyed by the concept of positive thinking for a long time. It seems like most of the time, when someone tells urges you to be more “positive,” what they really mean is that… Continue reading The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking

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Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc Here is an amazing talk, given by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, on how the way we feel about ourselves can affect our physical experience of our bodies.   I first stumbled upon it a few years ago, and every time I watch it, I find it's still relevant to my own life. Dr. Cuddy's… Continue reading Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

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Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIraNEW_gdA I know I may have mentioned this once or twice before on my blog (or in like every post), but in case you missed it: Neil Pearson's work changed my life. It all started when I met a physical therapist who had studied with Neil. This physical therapist opened my eyes to a relatively… Continue reading Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery

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Kelly McGonigal on Stress and Chasing Meaning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU I stumbled upon this TED talk a few days ago, and it was just what I needed. I can already tell it’s the kind of thing I’m going to be telling my friends about and re-watching for months to come, so of course I had to share it with you all. The talk is… Continue reading Kelly McGonigal on Stress and Chasing Meaning