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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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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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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=""] ...

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09 Mar Still a few spots left in CAPP PHL – begins 3/12

Still a few spots left. We start next Saturday, March 12. Join me for a wild and crazy ride through the science of human nature and behavior. Learn what motivates human behavior – inspired action – love – relationships – neurochemical connections – engagement – flow – meaning – vitality! Scientifically informed tools and strategies in a spiritual experience. ...

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03 Sep Philadelphia Change-Agents – join the ULab!

Ready for something different, bigger, better? Ready to address local concerns with global frameworks and tools? Ready to amplify your individual purpose and put it to best use in the world? Calling all people who have energy around real collective impact and want to deepen and apply Theory U for real change. You are invited to connect & take inspired action with other like-minded (and hearted) change-agents in greater Philadelphia who share a vision that things can be different, better, more sustainable with greater alignment and integration of our strengths. Theory U is framework for profound change in times of disruption out of MIT. Otto...

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19 Feb To my nearly 4,000 Facebook friends Re: My Entrepreneurial Passionate Plea

I post on Facebook a lot -- especially about my work. Maybe it’s too much for some of you <insert my sisters shaking their heads in agreement >, but for me it’s what I have got to do right now to survive as an entrepreneur. The way I figure is that I’ve got 4K people who have chosen to be friends with me on here. Maybe it’s because we went to third grade together—or danced at the Roxy one night long ago. Maybe it’s because you like my view of the world or share conviction that we can make a difference. Entrepreneurs...

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28 Jan Recent Press – Is Philadelphia the Happiness Capitol of America? Is Philadelphia the optimism capital of America? The science behind happiness WELLNESS PSYCHOLOGY PHILADELPHIA MENTAL HEALTH LIFESTYLE HEALTH BY JOANN GRECO  PhillyVoice Contributor Philadelphians are a notoriously disgruntled lot, right? Actually, the City of, well, Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) is an optimistic hot-bed of positive thinking research. That’s thanks to the happy presence of Dr. Martin Seligman, a Penn professor and the director of its Positive Psychology Center (PPC), and his merry band of cohorts. The author of titles like "Authentic Happiness" and "Learned Optimism," Seligman called for a re-examination of his field in 1998 while serving as the head of the American Psychological Association. Promoting what he termed “positive psychology,” he asked practitioners...

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27 Jan Early Bird Discount for Philadelphia and San Fran CAPP Programs ends 1/31

Want to study applied positive psychology with the most amazing cohort of like-minded professionals who are also out for personal development? Then our Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology is for you. Early bird discount in Philadelphia--which I'm directing (cohort starts 3/7/15) and San Francisco (cohort starts 3/28) ends on Saturday, 1/31/15. ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Flourishing Center (TFC) launches its Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, a 6-month journey into the science of wellbeing and flourishing in Philadelphia, PA with its first cohort to begin in March. The program combines cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness, contemplative studies, and mind-body medicine with practical application tools for personal and professional contexts. Scientific research shows happiness is a predictor of success whereas most people may think, “When I’m successful then I’ll be happy.” Is it no wonder stress is at an all time high in the world? Stress is the number one predictor of...

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