from Well Beyond

Trauma, loss, healing and growth

In several recent group sessions, I have presented about the idea of post-traumatic growth, pioneered by psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun in the 1990’s.  Post-traumatic growth is an alternative…

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Gratitude as an antidote for negative mood

Two months ago I started a daily gratitude practice.  I made this commitment because thinking intentionally about gratitude has not come naturally to me.  Growing up I did not really…

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Remember to breathe

The most readily-available treatment for anxiety is our breath.  It is also the least expensive intervention and has no adverse side effects.  So why is it so hard to utilize…

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Finding calm and freedom within

I have had two ah-hah moments practicing yoga that I am inspired to share with you today.  I grew up dancing, spending hours each week in the local ballet studio…

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What is the role of positive psychology today?

In the wake of the tragedy of George Floyd’s murder and the national and international outcry about his death and so many other grave injustices stemming from racism, I am…

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What are your personal character strengths? It’s an easy lift to find out.

Most of us, at some point in our upbringing, learned about the importance of individual character. By and large, we learned that someone either has character or they don’t, or…

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