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27 Jan My Philosophy of Education (Written in 2000 – with good implications for NOW)

I wrote this as I was applying for high school teaching jobs in the spring of 2000. It's my philosophy of education. The piece was inspired by teachers I have had, so is totally a co-creation of  ideas from teachers to students to teachers to students. Yes, this is still is my philosophy. I believe there are good implications for how this can be used in the world today. ...

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22 Nov Calm Cool and Connected: The Dog Park on Capitol Hill

There are several dog parks in my neighborhood, one behind the grocery store on South Street and the other, on the east end of the neighborhood, which is named for Mario Lanza, an Italian opera singer who grew up in the area. I take Ryder there to run and play – and for me to do some research on nature and behavior. I’m curious as to why we are so disconnected and divisive these days. There is so much to learn about human and other animal natures by taking a walk to the park. Hands down, people are weird.  Human beings...

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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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31 Mar Fear of Putting Yourself Out There

I had to do some mental calisthenics in launching this site: First, there is so much to consider: Which picture is the best picture? How do I want to describe my offerings? How can I cull together the most powerful testimonials? Then, there are the polarities to balance from my ego to my heart. Polarities are interdependent variables pairs that coexist as energy systems where both are important, but not to the neglect of the other. Deciding to denote myself “Public Figure” on my Facebook professional page took a minute. Who am I to self proclaim public figure? “Oh, no, is this too much...

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29 Mar The Birth of a Brand: www.louisalloro.com

Ladies and Gentleman, may I please humbly and appreciatively introduce you to my new home on the interwebs: www.louisalloro.com. Putting together a brand is damn hard work, especially when it’s a personal brand and especially when your life is your work. (Note: I am not living only to work; I navigate work & play quite nicely.) The truth is, though, I’ve been called to do what I do. Seriously. It’s a crazy feeling—to be called to your work; to be a part of something larger than yourself. It’s like participating in a theatrical production where everyone has a role to play on...

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01 Oct Wow, 8 years.

Linkedin reminds me that it's my 8 year work anniversary of being a social entrepreneur in the positive psychology, mindfulness, wellbeing space. (We didn't even use the word wellbeing in 2008.) I've worked primarily as a solopreneur and then on a city-wide initiative (born out of my Master's capstone) called SOMO Leadership Labs, a dream come true. SOMO was an experiment. We landed in Cleveland Ohio for a beautiful bit of transformative time with lots of real data, positive outcomes, and friends for life. So many. Most recently, I've joined The Flourishing Center and I get to work every day with my best friend Emiliya Zhivotovskaya and...

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02 Sep What I learn in teaching positive psychology + gratitude to CAPP6 Philadelphia

I am so in awe. Awe ô/ noun 1. 
a feeling of reverential respect We just completed the first cohort of CAPP in Philadelphia. Wow, what an amazing bunch of extra-ordinary hu/man be~ings. Really. Wow. I always knew they were special. In fact, when we started the class in March, an intuitive told me that many of us traveled together in former lives. For some of you, this sounds funny. For us, though, it resonates. Just imagine the good travel buddies (I hope) you have in this life (you know, the ones you have that make “vacation” easy breezy and funnnn) and multiply that...

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17 Jun Current BIO!

Lou·is [n. loo-is] A·lloro [uh-lohr-o], M.Ed., MAPP is a change-agent working with individuals and organizations to enable positive evolution, even through the most difficult challenges. He is one of the first 100 people in the world to earn a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. For his second Master degree in the Foundations of Education, he studied power, identity, and voice. Louis is cofounder and director of a 6-month Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program (now in 7 cities!), designer of a city-wide, positive mental health intervention called SOMO Leadership Labs, and a senior fellow at George Mason...

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