Parables and Positive Psychology 09/22/20

"My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” (Luke 8:19-21) Today's post will be relatively short and sweet, especially considering that this reading does not require much of a summary outside of what is already written. What we can focus on here for today is this very … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/22/20

Philosophy Friday 09/18/20

What is the meaning of a good life? This common philosophy question especially intrigues me. It is perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer, yet one of the most important ones to contemplate in our lives. Considering I studied philosophy in college, it is no wonder that my mind is hyperactive when it … Continue reading Philosophy Friday 09/18/20

Parables and Positive Psychology 09/17/20

"But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." (Luke 7:47) Currently, the United States is in an election year, and the air is thick with calumny and vitriol towards political opponents. In other words, there is extreme hostility towards political opponents, whether that is between the candidates themselves or among the followers of … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/17/20

Parables and Positive Psychology

How does the field of positive psychology relate to the prodigal son parable in the bible? As you may know, this blog pertains to the foundations of well-being from a perspective of positive psychology. I strongly believe in several findings from the field of positive psychology in questioning what it means to live a meaningful … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology

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

The Power of Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology, and how can it be implemented into my own life? While this blog touches on several topics relating to the mind and well-being, I think it is very fitting to alter and repost this topic on “The Power of Positive Psychology.” This is mostly because the topic was one of my … Continue reading The Power of Positive Psychology

Learned Optimism In Your Life

What is the idea behind learned optimism, and how can an optimistic perspective be of benefit in my own life? It goes without saying that an optimistic mindset is preferred over a pessimistic mindset. Yet, many of us find times where we struggle to look at the bright side, whether that be in reference to … Continue reading Learned Optimism In Your Life

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 Pursuit of Happiness

What does it mean to be happy, and how can I make strides towards achieving my own happiness? It is written in the second paragraph of the U.S. constitution "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness

Where To Learn More About the Psychology of Well-Being

Where can a layman go to expose themselves more to the revolutionary field of positive psychology? In my previous posts, it's no secret that I rave about the field of positive psychology for its focus on what it means to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. This contrasts with several other fields of psychology that … Continue reading Where To Learn More About the Psychology of Well-Being