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?
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
The Growth Mindset
What are the benefits of having a growth mindset? To conclude my last post on passion and perseverance, I mentioned that it is better to have a growth mindset than a fixed mindset in order to achieve long-term goals. While I am still convinced that this is true, I would now like to discuss the … Continue reading The Growth Mindset
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
Am I in Control of My Own Thoughts?
How does the debate of free will vs. determinism tie into my own mental health? This post is inspired by own interest in this historically philosophical debate. This debate has been a hot topic in several fields, such as ethics, law, biology, sociology, and several other subjects. For example, is it right and just to … Continue reading Am I in Control of My Own Thoughts?
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
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
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