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Rank #127 in Education category

Education
Self-Improvement
Science
Social Sciences
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The science of the good life, huh? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and rock n'roll (or whatever is en vogue right now). In fact we talk about a lot of things that tree huggers would love: appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships and well, love. However we, that is positive psychologists and positive psychology practitioners buried ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a writing style that is about as exciting to read as watching an avocado turn brown. And that's the problem: if you are not an academic you probably want a little bit more excitement, than pages and pages of densely written journals can provide. Even if you are an academic, who has time to read all the interesting stuff out there anyways? So in an effort to save your eyes taking on a comically rectangular shape the positive psychology podcast brings the science of the good life to your earbuds. It's not all treehugger style though; sometimes we might get quite serious, for example when exploring things like post-traumatic growth or positive parenting. Subscribe if you want to benefit from the scientific insights into happiness and meaning while you are on the go. Let me know where you are while you are listening to this. If you like it review it, because that's the only way other people can find it too.

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The science of the good life, huh? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and rock n'roll (or whatever is en vogue right now). In fact we talk about a lot of things that tree huggers would love: appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships and well, love. However we, that is positive psychologists and positive psychology practitioners buried ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a writing style that is about as exciting to read as watching an avocado turn brown. And that's the problem: if you are not an academic you probably want a little bit more excitement, than pages and pages of densely written journals can provide. Even if you are an academic, who has time to read all the interesting stuff out there anyways? So in an effort to save your eyes taking on a comically rectangular shape the positive psychology podcast brings the science of the good life to your earbuds. It's not all treehugger style though; sometimes we might get quite serious, for example when exploring things like post-traumatic growth or positive parenting. Subscribe if you want to benefit from the scientific insights into happiness and meaning while you are on the go. Let me know where you are while you are listening to this. If you like it review it, because that's the only way other people can find it too.

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Meets the very high expectations

By Ex KOC - Nov 04 2018
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That the title and ratings imply. Listen for 5 minutes and you’ll see what I mean.

Great advice

By jay13467 - Mar 28 2017
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This podcast is full of really valuable insight. I love the guests she brings on.

iTunes Ratings

168 Ratings
Average Ratings
118
22
13
5
10

Meets the very high expectations

By Ex KOC - Nov 04 2018
Read more
That the title and ratings imply. Listen for 5 minutes and you’ll see what I mean.

Great advice

By jay13467 - Mar 28 2017
Read more
This podcast is full of really valuable insight. I love the guests she brings on.
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The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

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Certain ideas keep coming up again and again, no matter what topic we cover in the podcast. These seven concepts let you take a step back and focus on the meta ideas which help you leverage whatever kind of personal growth you are aspiring to.

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Rank #2: 091 - What you Want, What you Say & What you Signal - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #3: 003 - Positive Emotions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #4: 050 - Changing Inner Dialogue: Coaching Call - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #8: 061 - Self-Compassion - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #9: 021 - Authenticity: the Art of Being Yourself - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #10: 110 - The Pragmatist's Guide to Life - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #11: 052 - Mindfulness - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #12: 038 - Mindset - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #13: 078 - Money Mindset with Matt Bodnar - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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  • Pyramid of Action
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In the second half Matt does such impromptu coaching taking on my money hang-ups.

If you are really into science or psychology as usual you may have to open your mind or skip this episode all together.

Matt referred to lots of resources, so here they are:

And in case you want to be one of the first to get a copy of my first audiobook called Brainwash pre-order here:

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Rank #14: 073 - Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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You can find out more about Michelle at http://michellegielan.com/

If you want to take the success scale go to http://broadcastinghappiness.com/success-scale/

And last but not least if you want to download the manifesto she talked about go to http://transformativejournalism.com/the-manifesto/

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Rank #15: 035 - Resilience (you like bamboo) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #16: 088 - I am not Judging you, but - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #17: Brainwash Special

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I have never been more terrified of releasing an episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. It's the closest thing to taking off my clothes and running around naked online that I have done. If you want to know why listen in and check out

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Rank #18: 004 - Lea Waters on Positive Education - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #19: 099 - The Upside of your Stress - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Rank #20: 066 - Comfort & Convenience - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Comfort and convenience
  • We seek comfort through convenience.
  • The time that convenience was designed to create for more important things is often taken up by more convenience
  • Convenience is a never ending task.
  • Our tolerance for discomfort steadily decreases which in turn is related to a lowering of our psychological well-being
  • A way out is to allow more risk and failure back into our lives
Consumerism
  • The number of ads outnumbers probably all other messages we get every day
  • Without thinking about our relationship with consumerism it controls us
  • Rethinking consumerism is not about saying goodbye to fun and joy
  • It's about aligning what's important to us with how we spend our energy and resources
  • This creates room for the great stuff
Antidotes
  • gratitude
  • savouring
  • mindfulness
  • thinking about values and what you do and don't do
  • creation

Resources mentioned:

The Upside of your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

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You can download any Audible book for free (psychology or say the Harry Potter series) if you go through strengthsphoenix.com/audible . I am currently listening to Adam Grant's Originals, Brené Brown's Rising Strong and The Candy Machine by Tom Felling.

Audible does sponsor the podcast so should you decide to go through this link I will get a little something to cover the costs such as hosting at no extra cost to you. I love Audible and have been a customer since 2006 and a member with 1 or 2 books each month since 2010.

For more episodes of the Positive Psychology Podcast click

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