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Posts from — March 2008

Words of wisdom: Choices of influences

There are all sorts of influences out there.   I choose the type of influences I want to be influenced by. – Yip Pei Shan

This nutshell of wisdom was born out of a conversation I had with John the evening before.  We are blessed with discretion.  Let us maximise our levels of potential positives with the choices we make every second of our lives!

March 29, 2008   No Comments

Free Positive Psychology series: “Shanshine.com … Smile! Are you shining yet?”

My beloved friends,
I invite you to my Positive Psychology series of talks commencing this evening in Singapore. Details as follows:

  • Topic: Shanshine.com … Smile! Are you shining yet?
  • Venue: Bishan Toastmasters Club, Bishan Community Centre, Singapore
  • Date: 25 March 2008
  • Time: 7-10pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
Pei Shan

March 25, 2008   6 Comments

What are your signature strengths? A tabulation of the VIA virtues and strengths

In an earlier article, What is Positive Psychology? (Part 2), I mentioned the Values in Action (VIA) Classification of Strengths Manual. This VIA was formulated after three years of extensive research into various sources such as religion and philosophy. As a tool, the VIA is indeed commendable for labelling our strengths, however, as it is relatively infant in usage, discretion should be exercised. I found the VIA Institute on Character’s exercises on using our strengths in innovative ways thought-provoking, and is definitely worth trying out!

Here is a tabulation of strengths classified under each virtue, Wisdom and Knowledge, Courage, Humanity and Love, Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence (Seligman, 2002).
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March 22, 2008   6 Comments

Words of wisdom: Smiles and hearts

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

This proverb was inspired by Aishah, the ticketing lady at the Bishan MRT Station, Singapore, who flashed one of the most gorgeous smiles I have seen in my life!  It was definitely the best shanshiney smile of my day, warming my heart and feeling a tickly tingly feeling all the way to my toes!

I salute you, beautiful shanshiney smiley lady!

PS.  Shanshine Smilers here!:)

March 14, 2008   8 Comments

How can Positive Psychology be applied? (Part 5)

The birth of shanshine.com was kickstarted with a series of questions with the intention to delve into the intricacies of the Positive Psychology movement. First off was the question, what is Positive Psychology? Second, when, who and where did Positive Psychology come about? Third, why Positive Psychology? This brings us to the perhaps, most interesting question in this enlightening series, how can Positive Psychology be applied?

It is only now that I realise that how is imbued with other subtle “W”ives (Yip, 2008). Who can Positive Psychology be applied? When can Positive Psychology be used? Where can Positive Psychology be utilised? These “W”ives are indeed fantastic tools to explain the “H”usband in a clearer manner!

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March 12, 2008   No Comments