Friday, April 2, 2010

Positivity 101

I'm reading a new book by Barbara Fredrickson, PhD who is one of the leading thinkers in positive psychology. This statement points to much of my motivation behind this blog:

"The evidence shows that simply imagining a joyful memory or receiving a small kindness can make a difference in the ease with which people locate creative and optimal solutions to the problems they face on a daily basis." (Fredrickson, 2009, p. 59)

My hope is that The Encouragement Lounge gives you a place that is accessible 24-7 where you can find support, a funny video, a pleasing photo -- something to help you get that positive edge while you're doing your work.

Cheering you on!

Fredrickson's book is "Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive."

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