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The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

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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

140 Ratings
Average Ratings
101
18
10
4
7

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.
Cover image of The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #57 in Self-Improvement category

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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.

Rank #1: 100 - 7 Fundamentals - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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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.

If you have tried a few times to change your thoughts, but have lacked the structure and recurring practice to do it, check out Brainwash.

Jan 21 2018
47 mins
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Rank #2: 003 - Positive Emotions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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 Today we are going to talk about positive emotions. We will cover

  • why one big misunderstanding makes people question the legitimacy of positive psychology
  • what positive emotions are good for
  • emotional contagion
  • how positive emotions affect health
  • what you can do to increase positivity

 For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Sep 07 2014
19 mins
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Rank #3: 091 - What you Want, What you Say & What you Signal - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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At work, as parents and in our relationships we say that we want one thing but then we behave to encourage something completely different. If our words and behaviours do not line up we will experience a lot of unnecessary conflict. Check out what kind of incentives make people tick. 

To get your Happiness Habit Apps Guide check check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com

and click on GET SOME.

May 11 2017
36 mins
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Rank #4: 079 - Depression: A Personal Perspective - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Deirdre a listener from beautiful Cape Town asked me a few questions about my personal journey with depression and I decided to answer her questions on the podcast. Furthermore I added a section about what people who have loved ones with depression should keep in mind.

If your inner dialogue sucks and you would like to challenge and rework the responsible brain patterns check out my audiobook Brainwash at

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

Oct 16 2016
35 mins
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Rank #5: 050 - Changing Inner Dialogue: Coaching Call - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Negative thinking happens in the heat of the moment. How can we change that and what are concrete ways to change the inner dialogue? This is an excerpt from three positive psychology coaching calls designed to illustrate the positive psychology of changing your inner dialogue in action.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen 

Aug 09 2015
47 mins
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Rank #6: 061 - Self-Compassion - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Who doesn't want more happiness, optimism and balance in their life? Self-compassion, championed by Dr. Kristin Neff, is one of those things that almost nobody has enough of. We are very self-critical because we're afraid otherwise we might lose our edge. That is however not true so why continue beating ourselves up? In this episode we explore what self-compassion is, why it's often misunderstood and what we can do to get more of it.

For more episodes check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Dec 20 2015
20 mins
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Rank #7: 031- Self-Worth: Am I Good Enough? - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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What contributes to feelings of self-worth? What is self-esteem and self-efficacy and how can you get more of it?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Mar 29 2015
30 mins
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Rank #8: 026 - Happiness Habits with Braco Pobric - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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How can we make good habits and break the bad ones? Braco Pobric tells us a couple of happiness secrets and relates them to real-life experience.

Feb 21 2015
38 mins
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Rank #9: 052 - Mindfulness - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Mindfulness is not just for vegan yoga practitioners or new agey types: CEOs do it (so if they have time you probably do too) as well and many others. This episode will cover what mindfulness is, what it isn't, why bother and how to develop it.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Aug 23 2015
33 mins
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Rank #10: 077 - The Psychology of Running - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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No this is not an "exercise is good for you" episode. It's also not about how running affects you psychologically. This is really about taking the techniques of positive psychology and applying them to a tough challenge, in this case, training for a half-marathon. Even if you have never run a mile in your life and don't plan to some of the mindset obstacles and changes discussed here will be useful for whatever big challenge you have in your own life.

To support the funding of my new and first audiobook Brainwash please visit

http://strengthsphoenix.com/shop

Sep 04 2016
39 mins
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Rank #11: 040 - Emotional Intelligence - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Emotional intelligence is made up of different skills. We will look at the different skills and how to cultivate them. We will also learn why decision making without emotions might not be as great as we think it is.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Jun 02 2015
22 mins
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Rank #12: 021 - Authenticity: the Art of Being Yourself - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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'Be yourself' is the kind of advice we hear all the time. But how do you do that? Dr. Maria Sirois talks to us about what authenticity is, what the benefits and dangers are and how we can get started on our journey to a more authentic self.

Jan 17 2015
34 mins
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Rank #13: 072 - Managing Happiness: tools and links - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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If you take your well-being seriously you have to prioritize and manage it. Today I will share how I do this focusing mainly on the tools I use, mostly smartphone apps.

You can find the full list of links on the page Apps to Manage Happiness

Jul 12 2016
31 mins
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Rank #14: 099 - The Upside of your Stress - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Kelly McGonigal's book the Upside of your Stress challenges everything we believe to know about stress. We discuss how previous research has been misunderstood, some surprising truths about stress and how we can develop a healthy stress response.

Find more episodes here:

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Nov 05 2017
26 mins
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Rank #15: 038 - Mindset - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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A fixed mindset might be what's standing in your way. Learn what a growth mindset is and how to acquire it.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

May 17 2015
15 mins
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Rank #16: 004 - Lea Waters on Positive Education - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Lea Waters, a positive education expert from the University of Melbourne will talk about why positive education is important, how wellbeing and performance are linked and what teachers interested in positive education can do to get started.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Sep 16 2014
27 mins
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Rank #17: 074 - Grit: the not so secret Secret of Success - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Originally I was reluctant to dig into grit: it just sounded like one of these many killjoy concepts that make us into the perfect corporate consumer soldier. How wrong I was. You don't need to have a flawlessly clean room or stay on the perfect diet for the rest of your life. Check out what grit is, how you can identify and cultivate it.

Aug 01 2016
17 mins
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Rank #18: 063 - Shame and Conformity - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Elaine, a listener of the podcast, wrote in and suggested that I cover shame from the perspective of positive psychology. We will look at the work of Brené Brown, a rockstar shame and vulnerability researcher. Furthermore I will also address shame from a personal point of view, simply because not talking about it breeds more of it.

For more episodes of the Positive Psychology Podcast check out

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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Jan 21 2016
30 mins
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Rank #19: 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

Related episodes:

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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Mar 05 2016
34 mins
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Rank #20: 005 - Acacia Parks on Positive Interventions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

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Acacia Parks discusses positive interventions. What are they? What works best and what can go wrong? How are positive interventions brought to the public? And how could a listener get started?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

Sep 21 2014
53 mins
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