Who Is the Executive in Your Life?

How can an increased understanding of my executive function lead to a better sense of my own well-being? Well, first off, this is a pretty loaded question! This is mostly because executive function is more of an abstract concept than it is an absolute concrete entity. One leading researcher on executive function describes it to … Continue reading Who Is the Executive in Your Life?

Passion and Perseverance

What is grit and how does it relate to one's well-being? Angela Duckworth is a close colleague of Marty Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center. Her research is focused on the concept of grit, which is "a personality trait defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals," (Duckworth & Eskreis-Winkler, 2015). Essentially, … Continue reading Passion and Perseverance

Positive Psychology Through Christianity

How can a relationship with Jesus address negative events in our lives and positively impact our mental health? As I was writing this for an opportunity to be a guest blogger on "The Godly Chic Diaries," I was very happy with the writing that was produced. I will be submitting this to the author of … Continue reading Positive Psychology Through Christianity

PERMA Theory And the Mind-Body Connection

How can an increased understanding of PERMA Theory benefit my overall physical and mental well-being? I concluded my last post titled "The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection" with the thought that positive thoughts could help individuals live healthier lives overall. I mentioned PERMA theory, but did not go in depth with this topic specifically. So, the idea … Continue reading PERMA Theory And the Mind-Body Connection

The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

Why is it important to know that the mind and the body are interrelated? Why should I know about this in order to increase my overall health? The anatomical and physiological knowledge of the human body has exploded in recent years with the implementation of the scientific method. Because of this, physicians are now able … Continue reading The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

The Biopsychosocial Model of Well-Being

What is the biopsychosocial model of well-being, and how can it be implemented into my own life? The biopsychosocial model, although it is certainly a mouthful to say, is a very useful model to implement into your everyday life. On the surface, it seems to be very complicated, but I will break it down so … Continue reading The Biopsychosocial Model of Well-Being