Affective Prosperity

af·fec·tive (adj): relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions pros·per·i·ty (noun):  a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition Affective Prosperity is the principal that all of our authentic emotions and feelings add a texture and richness to life, and can be a creative force to be drawn upon to…

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An Argument for Kindness (Part II)

(portions of this article first appeared on positive psychology news daily:  http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/sean-doyle/2013032525681) In my first post on this topic, I concluded that in the face of hardship, injustice or deep trauma, the only answer was love and holding even tighter to kindness.  This seems naive, trite.  However whether in the…

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Our Most Humble Strengths

** This post first appeared on Positive Psychology News Daily. Forgiveness. Mercy. Prudence. Modesty. The strengths of temperance don’t get as much attention as our more muscular qualities. Yet in a certain sense, maybe this cluster of strengths enables every other strength, and thus makes the good life possible.    Excitement…

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