UPENN Positive Psychology

Benefits of Meditation

There are numerous health benefits of meditation, including mystical, emotional and physical support that one can tap into.  Here is my latest video discussing these as I read an inspiring excerpt from MR Bawa Muhaiyadden: https://youtu.be/PgDe30g91Ro If you want to join my ongoing virtual meditation classes Wed, and Sundays online, visit my meetup group and sign up! https://www.meetup.com/meditation-online-PA

2019 Goals? How Responsive vs. Intentional Thinking Matters in Achieving your Goals

BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR 2019 GOAL LIST, ASK YOURSELF: **DURING WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TIME DO I REALLY ALIGN WITH MY GOALS?!** This is the time of year to think about goals for the new year. Most people don’t realize how they sabotage their own creative powers. Let’s talk about how you can regain CONTROL over your own creative capacities! There is a difference in being responsive and being intentional. Many people live in a state… Read More »2019 Goals? How Responsive vs. Intentional Thinking Matters in Achieving your Goals

WAKE UP! Overcoming Unconscious Programming

As a society we have come to exalt distorted values and to repress what should truly be exalted. For example, qualities such as compassion, generosity and kindness are often seen as weak and unnecessary while materialism dominates.  This is unhealthy for the individual and the society, however we can’t seem to find the way out of it. What can be done? Taking time to focus on true values and priorities is a place one can… Read More »WAKE UP! Overcoming Unconscious Programming

Spirituality and Depression

You can be spiritual without fully developing your emotional wellness, and this offers an interesting dilemma. While spirituality often increases capacities for wisdom and insight, which can make one more peaceful and joyful, this is not always utilized to the fullest extent. This means that while you may meditate to clear your mind, you may come back to your day and then resume thinking negative thoughts that bring you down. The dangers of being spiritual without emotional… Read More »Spirituality and Depression

Exercise for Happiness

Even with the hot summer weather that we are having on the eastern coast of the USA, you can still find ways to move your body!  Swimming during the day, and walking/running outside during the early morning or evening could provide relief from the heat as well as much needed physical exertion.  So do not use the heat as an excuse to avoid moving your body!  There are too many psychological benefits that you can… Read More »Exercise for Happiness