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18 Nov The Goodness of Gratitude

Gratitude is sense of thankfulness and joy in response to receiving a gift whether the gift be a tangible benefit from a specific other, a moment of peaceful bliss evoked by natural beauty, or a general awareness that there are good things and good people in our world.  Gratitude is something you feel not just something you think.Research shows gratitude has many profound effects on our mental and physical health. So, this week especially as we come in fellowship to celebrate thanksgiving, be mindful of taking a pause to notice and savor all of the good things in your life. Focus your attention...

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19 Sep Is Positive Psychology Burning You Out?

Interview with Louis Alloro published by Michelle McQuaid on Psychology Today and Huffington Post If you’re someone who practices positive psychology and wellbeing and shares these approaches with others, it seems reasonable to hope that one of the perks of your work would be to more consistently flourish. After all you’re immersed in the research, you’re more likely to know what works and chances are you’re making a positive difference as you share these ideas with others. So why might positive psychology practitioners be burning out? “My data suggests about a third of wellbeing practitioners have higher levels of stress and depression than...

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02 Aug 5 Strategies to Make the Most of Life Before Death

Last month, my brother in law, Mike, died after fighting a valiant fight with cancer. He was 54 years old. While Mike’s death was foreseen and we were each able to have special moments with a special man before he transitioned, it still does not take away the sadness of loss and the readjustment of “normal” life, both of which take time. My sister, her children and our entire family and friends have rallied together in a beautiful way; I am so grateful they are my tribe. While I’ve lost people in my life, including my brother at a young age,  never...

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23 Jul A Caring Kick in the A*S for Pos Psy Practitioners

first published on https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/advice-louis-alloro/ For nearly a decade, I’ve been working as a social entrepreneur in bringing positive psychology to the world – a practitioner in different iterations from an individual coach and organizational/leadership consultant, to working in a boutique firm with other coaches and consultants, as a systems interventionist working on community-wide initiatives leveraging other change-agents and now as a trainer-of-trainers offering certifications in the field. During all of this time I have realised that one of my favorite functions in the world is caring for the caretakers. This is why I’d love to share with you what I am learning...

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01 Jul Strategies for a Successful Summer

This is a piece I wrote for the faculty of a school I've been working with to instill positive education principles and practices. The message is for anyone who wants to have a mindful season. Here we are at the precipice of summer, a great time to bloom and flourish. Just look outside! I encourage you to do what Dr. Barb Fredrickson, a leading researcher from University of North Carolina says about “prioritizing positivity”—a strategy for incorporating daily doses of intentional wellbeing-building into your life, just as you would eat daily portions of fruits and vegetables. Positive emotions serve as nutrients, too,...

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22 Jun Proud to partner at Cheltenham School District

I am so proud to be affiliated with with Cheltenham School district since September 2015. Many wins since then, including: adding mindfulness and positive psychology to pillars of the strategic plan; launching positive parenting and teaching workshops for adults; facilitating a "mindfulness month;" and inviting 20+ teachers into our certification program. It's been a healthy and vibrant partnership this year and I look forward to our next steps for student, teacher, and community wellbeing. [pdf-embedder url="http://louisalloro.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Cheltenham-Bookmark.pdf"] ...

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22 Jun Join me in Vancouver July 9-10

Join me in Vancouver on July 9-10 for a TED-like summit featuring stories of personal/professional growth and transformation. I'm honored to be among the amazing lineup. Send me a message on what you think makes U the master of Ur Universe and I'll include it in my talk. Use discount code "Louis" for a $$ off. PM for details on some other available discounts while they last. ...

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17 Jun Employee Engagement Strategies That Work: How ‘Bout That?

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work in all sorts of organizations as a consultant on leadership and organizational development. I work in places ranging from schools to health care systems to fortune 500 companies. My anecdotal observation across the board is in alignment with Gallup poll research on employee engagement which shows disengagement as high. In 2015, the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were "not engaged," (a concept called presenteeism suggests people show up but are largely absent) while another...

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16 May I’m speaking in Vancouver, July 9-10 at Masters of the Universe Conference

"Eleven amazing human beings will be each taking the stage. Messengers, motivators, trail-blazers, creators, inspirational ass-kickers… whatever you want to call them… they have each helped transform so many people’s lives, including my own." -Mark Groves, Host + Convener of Masters of the Universe Summit. I'm so honored to be one of the speakers! July 9-10 in Vancouver.  In this Weekend experience you will: Connect – Meet 200 likeminded and like hearted people who are all on a quest to make their lives better and contribute to this world in meaningful ways. Create – Connections with yourself, to your heart and what inspires you...

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