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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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29 May Life at mid-30s

Here I am, now at 34 – my second mid-decade as an adult and I must say, there’s a tinge of existential crisis similar to what I felt at 25. 30 was easy, 30 was fun. But 24-26 was a time I remember feeling really crazy-in-the-head especially in regards to my professional life. What was I doing as everyone else around me was working their ways up their professional ladders? It’s similar to what I’m feeling now for my personal life. As people (now increasingly so in my world) get married and settle down, why am I still single? THEN I spent a majority...

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