Over the last couple of months, we have been exploring how to boost our positivity by introducing “micro-moments” of positive emotions and experiences, especially important when we are going through difficult times. This helps us not only manage the stress, but as Barbara Fredrickson, founder of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology (PEP) Lab at UNC tells us, we are better …

06/19 Positive Partnerships Click to Read Post »

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“Love” gets batted around quite a bit during the month of February, for obvious reasons.  We thought we would offer a different take on love emerging from research of psychologist Barbara Fredrickson. “Love is not romance. It’s not sexual desire. It’s not even that special bond you feel with family or significant others.”  According to Barbara Fredrickson, whose recent work has …

02/13 Love 2.0 Click to Read Post »

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May 2019 Last month, we talked about the negativity bias and the “Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.”  The Broaden and Build Theory refers to the broadening effect that positive emotions and experiences have on what we perceive about ourselves and our lives.  When we are feeling better we not only notice more of what is happening in and …

05/19 Micro-Moments of Positivity Click to Read Post »

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