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Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation – Positive Psychology Program
Julian Treasure claims that we are losing our hearing. And he has a point! With personal broadcasting replacing the art of conversation, and silence becoming a scarce resource, we have forgotten how to listen…


Courage

The Courage to Show Up – Psychology Today
Best-selling author Brene Brown and Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson began a Twitter exchange that sparked the attention of millions. Their conversation brought to light some of the psychological factors that create separation, fear and hate, as well as those that cultivate joy, empathy and gratitude… 

Awareness

The Benefits of Emotional Awareness – Psychology Today
In the 1960s, a young American researcher traveled to Papua New Guinea to study the facial expressions of the isolated Fore people. His findings, which went against the thinking of his contemporary anthropologists, would lay the groundwork for his pioneering research on emotions, and he — Paul Ekman — would go on to become one of the most influential psychologists of the 21st century…

Gratitude

14 Health Benefits of Practicing Gratitude According to Science
Throughout this article, you will discover that expressing gratitude reduces stress, increases optimism, and changes your brain.

Social Comparison: An Unavoidable Upward or Downward Spiral – Positive Psychology Program
Social Comparison is a well-established topic in psychology literature, where its complex positives and negatives have been widely debated. But do we really need to engage in it and will it help us in the long term? 

Mindfulness & Meditation

Top 20 Mindfulness Apps For Meditation, Eating & Awareness – Positive Psychology Program
As smartphones become more and more ubiquitous in today’s world, questions arise as to how they affect mindfulness. For example, a few years ago the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Mindfulness vs Smartphones” pitting the two against each other.

What is Mindfulness? Explained. – Positive Psychology Program
What is mindfulness? Whether you are first hearing of mindfulness or have been wondering for a while exactly what it means, it is helpful to have a definition handy. It is even more helpful to have multiple definitions.

The 7 Most Inspirational TED Talks – Positive Psychology Program
Mindfulness is the state of mental calmness achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and sensations.

Regular practice has proven to have a positive effect on your overall health and reduce stress levels significantly.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of global conferences run by the Sapling Foundation. It originally focused on technology and design, but it has since broadened its focus on scientific and cultural topics.
I hope this list of mindfulness TED talks encourages you to try out mindfulness for yourself and experience its numerous benefits!

How to Live Your Life in the Present Moment – Positive Psychology Program
Present moment awareness, or living in the present is a deep human quest. A quest that has evoked much interest in recent times thanks to the success of some Eckhart Tolle’s best-selling books: The Power of Now and A New Earth. Living in the present has always been a formidable challenge to humanity, and will likely continue to be.

A (Quick) History of Meditation for Beginners – Positive Psychology Program
Meditation comes from the Latin root “meditatum”, which means “to ponder”. The first time the term “meditato” was used to refer to a step-by-step process goes back to the 12th century monk Guigo II. Truthfully, no one knows exactly when the history of meditation started except that it must have been a happy accident.

Compassion

Don’t Make These 4 Common Mistakes About Self-Love – Positive Psychology Program
Self-love is arguably the most crucial asset to one’s well-being; without loving oneself, one cannot truly love another. To be full of doubt and masked in insecurities is only going to cause one to evaluate why others love them, and in turn, can push away even our closest companions.

We know about the importance of love and compassion for others. As the Dalai Lama stated, humanity cannot survive without these characteristics.