Parables and Positive Psychology 09/24/20

"Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening,and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying,'John has been raised from the dead';others were saying, 'Elijah has appeared';still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'But Herod said, “John I beheaded.Who then is this about whom I hear such things?'And he kept trying to see … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/24/20

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

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

Positively Psychological

What is meant by the term Positively Psychological, and how does it apply to me? Most of you who have followed me to this point know me by the username of "The Inquisitive Mind." You probably have also noticed a complete remodel of my website (hopefully you like it!) There were a few reasons why … Continue reading Positively Psychological