Tag: positive psychology

An Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happier

Posted on February 14, 2016

The world as we know it today is complicated, busy, stimulating and filled with "breaking news."  How to calm the brain and body and get a good nights rest?  After all, we are learning through mind/body research how important a good nights sleep is to our days of fulfilling work.  Good news: social scientists have discovered some ways to train our brains to power down at night and look forward to the new day tomorrow.  This ...

Using Evidence Based Positive Psychology Methods to Grow Your Business

Posted on January 10, 2016

Social Scientists at the turn of the 21st century decided to study what makes people thrive, flourish and lead successful lives.  The results of these studies have given us some rich data to apply to our lives, especially our work lives where we are spending more and more of our time. Applying these resources to the work place costs minimal amounts.  The rewards on this investment yield: increased employee engagement, greater employee productivity and higher ...

The Business Case for Positive Psychology in the Work Place

Posted on July 3, 2013

  This article written by one of the  major researchers in the science of  Positive Psychology states:  "Contrary to some beliefs positive psychology is not the science of happiness. It is the science of all that goes right, rather than wrong, with people. It includes happiness, to be sure, but it also extends far beyond joy to include resilience, perseverance, courage, optimism, curiosity and other positive topics."  Who would not want  more of those positive ...

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...

Positivity in the Work Place

Posted on January 12, 2013

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="HSSrVW_zYK4" width="640" height="390" anchor="https://www.perlacoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/PositivityInTheWorkPlace-600.jpg"]Research shows that when we can maintain a ratio of 3 (positive emotion) : 1 (negative emotion) in the work place we show up more able to make and maintain productive relationships, have more effective team interactions and more successful client interactions.  Maintaining this ratio is challenging given the negative bias of negative emotions on the brain: we are biologically hard wired to pay more attention to negative emotion.  Often stated: ...

Gratitude: Taking Time to Express Thanks

Posted on December 3, 2009

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." -Eric Hoffer The holiday card that the Perla Group sent out this year states: During this season of gratitude and celebration, we acknowledge those who have made our success possible.  In this spirit, we say thank you. May peace be with you and yours in this coming year, as well as a prayer for our world. [caption id="attachment_87" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gratitude: ...

Positive Psychology-The theory behind Executive Coaching

Posted on September 28, 2009

“Positive emotions are not trivial luxuries, but instead might be critical necessities for optimal functioning.” — Barbara Fredrickson Positive Psychology is the study of what makes us flourish and what makes life worth living.   I attended the 2nd Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital’s “Coaching in Medicine and Leadership” Conference which was held on September 25 and 26 2009.  This conference had many scholars speaking on new research in positive psychology.   Unlike traditional psychology ...

Live, Grow and Relate: meaning and purpose in work and life

Posted on July 8, 2009

These blogs will offer three things: an inspirational quote that seeks to inspire you, the reader; second, a teaching or strategy which will intend to broaden and build a set of skills or resources that can positively serve you in your work life; and, thirdly a take away: a practical tip to help you see that there is more than one way to do it as you are learning to be and show up as your best ...