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Articles – Page 4 – Real Thriving – By Dr. Lynn Johnson

STRESS! IT IS ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

Reframing is the process of putting a new definition, a new “frame” around an event. How we define an event it tremendously important. It predicts how the event will affect us. Alia Crum, Peter Salovey, and Shawn Achor have a … Read More

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HANG IN THERE!

Recently a man asked me how to keep people working hard when they aren’t having much success. His business involves encouraging people to make sales of the company’s products.  His products are of high quality, but not everyone wants them. … Read More

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GET STRONGER ON STRENGTHS

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What are your strengths? Are you using them each day? The new website, viame.org, offers the Values In Action (VIA) to both adults and youth, and their versions are only half as long as the versions you might have seen … Read More

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ON UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Magpies have a  particular “here is a cat” call they do. For years, a pair of magpies have had a nest in one of our Austrian pines. I have seen them squawking at our cat when he comes out to … Read More

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD COW

In an interview with me, Dr. Charles Raison, University of Arizona School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the School of Agriculture, discussed the shocking hypothesis that we are sicker because we are too clean. At the risk of … Read More

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WHY EATING GRASS FED MEAT WILL SAVE THE PLANET

In his TED talk, the deliciously named Allan Savory described “desertification,” the process we see throughout the whole world in which formerly green areas are turning to desert. Some climates, such as Britain, get year-round rainfall and are always green. … Read More

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GUEST BOOK REVIEW by David Duemler, dgd@efn.org

(Dr David Duemler has kindly offered this book review to us. Read and enjoy!LJ) In her book Love 2.0, Barbara Frederickson proposes that love is based on micro-moments of “positivity resonance.” In these moments there is sharing of positive emotion, … Read More

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TRACKING DEPRESSION AND INFLAMMATION

Dr. Ed Suarez at Duke has published another study on c-reactive protein and depression. You can read the announcement here: http://tinyurl.com/LynnJ-creactiveproteinstudy For years now we have been learning how depression appears to have a large component of inflammation. Dr Charles … Read More

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WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE?

TEACHING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY As I study positive psychology, I feel more and more interest in teaching and sharing. I am happier; I want others to be happier. One of the best ways to improve happiness is to look at specific … Read More

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PERSON PRAISE VS. PROCESS PRAISE

  The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has scheduled an article for publication in a future issue of the journal: “On Feeding Those Hungry for Praise: Person Praise Backfires in Children With Low Self-Esteem.” The authors are Eddie Brummelman, Sander … Read More

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