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Meiners, Cheri J.

Summary: "... Introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don't go their way, and contribute to other peoples happiness, too."--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing 2013

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Greer, Carl

Summary: A practical self-help guide to personal transformation using traditional shamanic techniques combined with journaling and Carl Greer's method for dialoguing that draws upon Jungian active imagination. The exercises inspire readers to work with insights and energies derived during the use of modalities that tap into the unconscious so that they may consciously choose the changes they would like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Findhorn Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 150 GRE

Ekstrom, Jess

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Summary: Entrepreneur and speaker Jess Ekstrom helps readers let go of cynicism and negativity and start viewing their challenges through the lens of opportunity and optimism, showing us how to start seeing the good in the world so that we can become the good in the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019

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Contents: Optimism -- Humor -- Self-efficacy -- Kindness -- Resilience -- Activities that promote optimism -- Activities that promote humor -- Activities that promote self-efficacy -- Activities that promote kindness -- Activities that promote resilience -- But wait, there's more -- Measuring positive traits -- Methods and terms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley 2011

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Headon, Abbie

Summary: "Discover the power of YES and all the amazing things it can do for you. So often we are afraid of failure, of disappointment, of being vulnerable, and we settle for 'no'. The practical tips and inspirational advice within these pages will help you embrace positivity and find a new sense of freedom in each area of your life, from your career, to your relationships, to your dreams and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ilex, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd. 2018

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Kashdan, Todd.

Summary: "In The Upside of Your Dark Side, two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back. Emotions such as anger,anxiety, guilt, and sadness might feel uncomfortable, but it turns out that they are also incredibly useful. For instance: - Anger fuels...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hudson Street Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 KAS

Seligman, Martin E. P.

Summary: Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 150.19 SEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 150.19 Seliqman 2011

Burkeman, Oliver.

Summary: Exploring the dark side of the theories put forth by such icons as Norman Vincent Peale and Eckhart Tolle by looking to both ancient philosophy and current business theory, Burkeman--a feature writer for British newspaper The Guardian--offers up the counterintuitive idea that only by embracing and examining failure and loss and unhappiness will we become free of it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Faber and Faber 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 BUR

Goldsmith, Marshall

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Summary: Author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 GOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 158 GOL

Achor, Shawn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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Gordon, Jon

Summary: "Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet--filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all.Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.409 GOR

Pratt, George J.

Summary: This revolutionary approach to happiness, developed by two prominent leaders in the field of psychology, combines six decades of clinical experience with the most up-to-date research to help readers profoundly and positively transform their lives.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2012

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Summary: Tal Ben-Shahar shares principles from his popular "positive psychology" course at Harvard University in this program designed to help viewers bring more happiness and satisfaction into their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2009

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HAP

Bracken, Sam.

Summary: Documents the story of the author's childhood in an abusive and impoverished family, describing how he earned a full college football scholarship and reinvented himself by embracing specific positive rules for living.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRACKEN, SAM BRA

Hanson, Rick

Summary: "SEE THROUGH THE LIES YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Your brain was wired this way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so muchfrom the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive. Life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 HAN

Achor, Shawn.

Summary: Shawn Achor, a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, presents a seven-step guide to achieving true happiness and gratification in the workplace. Here, listeners will discover that happiness is one of the biggest factors in becoming successful and that with Achor's advice, they will easily be able to find that happiness.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 158.7 ACH

Scioli, Anthony.

Summary: Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 149.5 SCI

Summary: Can modern psychology move beyond a focus on disease? How can it help us better understand what we are to become? Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology, a field of study that examines healthy states - such as happiness, optimism, and strength of character. In this TEDTalk, he characterizes psychology both as a field of study and as an approach to the human experience, in which a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program illustrates the application of positive psychology through a powerful workshop in which participants increase their awareness of what creates happiness by performing acts of indulgence, altruism, and gratitude. How to Be Happy also considers whether wealth, friendship, religion, job satisfaction, raising children, and getting older typically do or don't promote happiness. An fMRI...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.2 EHR

Haltzman, Scott

Summary: Outlines an approach to a satisfying family life regardless of a family unit's untraditional composition that emphasizes the author's "positive psychology" method of addressing problems in which each member is accepted and included in a network of support.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 646.78 HAL

Summary: Is it possible to predict what will make us happy? Why do some people have the ability to bounce back after disaster strikes, while others do not? This program examines qualities such as compassion, forgiveness, altruism, and resilience that foster positive emotions. In the spotlight are people facing major life challenges-job loss, a diagnosis of cancer, the death of a child, a serious...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Williams, Katie

Summary: "Pearl is a happiness technician whose teenaged son Rhett seems to find greater satisfaction in being unhappy. Told from an alternating cast of characters from within Pearl and Rhett's world, this story about relationships and the ways they can surprise and define us illuminates our national obsession with positive psychology, our reliance on quick fixes and technology"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC WIL