Author: Louis J. Alloro, M.Ed., MAPP


28 Jan Signs of a Growth Mindset

1. Reaching out for help when you need it. Asking for help is a great sign of a growth mindset because it signifies you are curious. Inquiry is such a beautiful marker of positivity.  Ask for feedback. 2. Remembering that the victory is in the process not always the outcome.  Being especially “process oriented” helps you maintain a growth mindset. In wondering what strategies or steps could be most effective, you stay open to ideas you may have never tried before. Sure you want a good grade (the outcome) but you’d also like an effective process to get you there. 3. Shifting your language...

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26 Jan Something Special Happening in Midland, MI

In 2012, I co-founded a certification program in applied positive psychology (CAPP)**, the science of human wellbeing and flourishing. It’s now 2018 and I have a special opportunity to teach a special section of CAPP in Midland, Michigan. Our first of seven onsite meetings was last week and I’m in the afterglow of this specialness -- the novelty, inspiration and possibility. There are so many reasons why what we are doing in Midland is special. First, a special shout out to Kathy Snyder, a MAPP grad and colleague who lives and works in Midland and has been a key contributor to...

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Join us in January; we'll will have wine in that coffee cup!

12 Dec Save the Date: Author Louisa Jewell, MAPP in Philadelphia this January for a Book Club

[caption id="attachment_2246" align="alignleft" width="300"] Join us in January; we'll will have wine in that coffee cup![/caption] Have you been stopping yourself from going after the life you really want?  That’s going to end in 2018. Join me and my dear friend, Louisa Jewell, author of Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt, on January 15th at 7pm, for an up-close and personal discussion about her newly launched book!  Louisa is going to share her best strategies for conquering self-doubt in your life and building a more action-oriented kind of confidence that will break down any barriers you have to...

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16 Nov Special section of CAPP in Midland MI starts in January

NEW YORK, NY – The Flourishing Center (TFC) now offers its top-rated Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program in Midland, Michigan beginning in January. CAPP draws a unique and diverse cohort of participants: educators, wellness and fitness coaches, entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR professionals, organizational and leadership development specialists, everyday citizens and more. All participants are social-emotional leaders or change-agents who have influence on others. The program is rigorous in content providing participants with cutting-edge research in applied behavior change science, cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness, contemplative studies and mind-body medicine. The program is designed to support the Midland county initiative “Together-Forward-Bold: An exceptional...

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A gift from friend Meghan (Meghan D. Bickel, CAPP). One morning, in 2015, when i work up and walked down to my sidewalk. It felt so good to get this surprise message.

26 Jul Volunteer event July 29 in Philly #pospsy #changeagents

On Saturday, July 29 we will convene for a volunteer event that will leave you and an anonymous recipient feeling especially charged.  Our task will be to leave messages on sidewalks -- with chalk and by simply leaving greeting card messages in "random" locations around the city. Our mindful creation, filled with love, will certainly find their way to the right recipients. One morning, in 2015, I woke up and walked down to the first floor of my building and onto the sidewalk — where I stumbled into the chalked gift above. It felt so good to receive this surprise message, which I later learned...

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20 Jul Spiraling Upwards

We are stardust Billion-year-old carbon We are golden Caught in the devil’s bargain And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden (Joni Mitchell, 1969) As dynamic beings, the truth is that we change every second of everyday. Evolution is imminent too, and shaped by our own designs. But think about it: in which direction do we move? Are we growing? Are we learning? Are we moving in “upward spirals” to increased well- being, spiraling downward to worsened states, or just jittering in place with complacency? The downward spiral is a slippery slope that is much easier to gain speed on, while the upward...

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24 May Join Louis at TEDxCheltenham!

Change Agents turn their passions into actions that further the greater good, inspiring others to do the same. The locally, regionally and nationally recognized speakers at the inaugural TEDxCheltenham will deliver their ideas worth sharing to our community as we co-create a bright future. For more information, click here. For tickets, click here.  ...

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Morning Time Dance Party Philly

03 Feb Calling all Philadelphia-based Positive Psychology People + Friends

Join me and Pax Tandon for a morning time dance party (complete with DJ Reezey) and brunch on the 37th floor of Two Liberty over Center City on Sunday, February 26. 10 am Guided Mindfulness 10:30 am First Beat Drops 11:00 am Food is Served (concurrent to dancing, of course) Bottomless mimosas too! Get your tickets here (there are a limited amount of spots): ...

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