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Posts from — February 2008

Words of wisdom: Happiness and sadness …

Sadness is like the stage background for Happiness, the actor, to perform – Yip Pei Shan

Happiness and sadness are complementary. We need to experience both before we can savour the true essence of happiness.

February 29, 2008   No Comments

Quotable happiness…!

I love this proverb and want to share with you…

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often the rain of spring – Chinese Proverb

Peishan’s version:

Happiness is like a shanbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often the rain of spring.

May happiness shine upon you!

February 27, 2008   No Comments

What is the secret to a meaningful life?

I am utterly entirely stupendously fired up by this notion I read in Seligman’s (2002) Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment!!!

What is the secret to a meaningful life?

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February 20, 2008   1 Comment

Happiness and Pavlov’s conditioning

The story about Pavlov’s dog and his dog’s conditioned salivation is something that strikes close to my heart. Firstly, I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievors. Secondly, this accidental discovery of conditioning gives hope for the negatively conditioned.

On the 12 of February, an incident occurred which warmed my heart. [Read more →]

February 17, 2008   No Comments

Why Positive Psychology? (Part 4)

This has been a question that challenges many ideals of what “conventional” Psychology really is. Or is there really a “conventional” Psychology at all? Is anything conventional at all?

I was reading Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology, Positive Prevention, and Positive Therapy in which Seligman was outlining the drivers of the Positive Psychology movement.

Why Positive Psychology?

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February 10, 2008   No Comments