Tag Archives: positive psychology

Storms Are Only Temporary

  Due to an unforeseen emergency I have to focus all my attention and energy to my family, so it will be some time before my next post. Human character is always tested during such times.  Yet the power of … Continue reading

Disagreement and Gratitude

  Optimism – or rather too much optimism – has been blamed as the cause of many things including the recession, high-risk enterprises and happy go-lucky “Pollyanna-ism“. Having just finished psychologist Martin Seligman’s newest book Flourish, I found myself agreeing … Continue reading

Links of the same chain

“…No man is an island, entire of itself…” John Donne (1572-1631). I had started writing this festive (and pensive) post a week ago, on New Year’s Eve. Various distractions, interferences and higher priority items got in the way and I … Continue reading

Bah-Humbug Thoughts on Christmas Eve

Ebenezer Scrooge and Bah-humbug… Written in 1843, Dickens’ Christmas Carol infamous character seems to be our favorite and instinctively fitting hero of our era, collective monomaniacal consumerism and hollow sentimentality. All these cute and touching Christmas and politically correct westernly … Continue reading

Misfits and Crazy ones

“There’s just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we’ve ever imagined.” — “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham It’s rare to appreciate the … Continue reading

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