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Free Positive Psychology series: Shan’s cockscrew of hope (Awarded Best Speaker!)

My beloved friends,

Yesterday evening’s speech was an engaging appreciation of beauty and excellence! A winning quote from my talk yesterday,

“The appreciation of beauty and excellence is a human strength harnessed to transcend the normality of living.”

Definitely, B.E.A.U.T.Y. Be Excellent At Unique Things Your way!

In a series of ten talks, the fifth in my free Positive Psychology collection is entitled Shan’s cockscrew of hope. In this talk, cockscrew is defined as a series of loops experienced in a rollercoaster ride. What has the cockscrew got to do with me, hope and Positive Psychology? A triad of hope buffers will be suggested as well.

I invite you to the fifth of my Positive Psychology series tomorrow evening in Singapore. Details as follows:

  • Topic: Shan’s cockscrew of hope
  • Venue: Bukit Merah Toastmasters Club, Bukit Merah Community Club, Singapore
  • Date: 23 April 2008
  • Time: 7-10pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
Pei Shan

April 22, 2008   2 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