Glad This Year’s Over? Positive Strategies for a Happier New Year

If the last twelve months brought excess stress, strained relationships, calamity, or upheaval to your life, you may be thinking “Good riddance” as you end this tumultuous year. Rather than allowing the New Year to be a reminder of all the things that went wrong this past year, embrace it as a brand new opportunity…

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A River of Tears, Roses, and Hope!

The year was 2005, and I had been department chair before.   But this year,  I was serving as chair by myself for the first time.  We had the largest team we had ever had since I had been in the department at 18. It was an honor to serve as department chair everytime I had…

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What is Positive Psychology and How Can it Help Me?

For many of us, when we think of Psychology, we think of mental illness, hours of therapy, and desperately trying to fix the problems in our lives; only to find that although we may have felt better at that moment, it didn’t really last, or create the joy and peace in our lives that we…

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