Engagement through Post-It notes

By Lisa Sansom / August 27, 2013 / 3 Comments

The other day, I was doing work at work – weird, I know, but stay with me. I was manipulating a lot of different ideas, and the way I like to do this is with Post-It notes. One idea per note, stick them up on a big blank wall (or window, or white board, or […]

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The Importance of Others

By Lisa Sansom / December 14, 2012 / 3 Comments

When I did the MAPP program, a little-known fact is that my Capstone (applied end-of-year project) was actually on positive parenting. I am personally fascinated by the moment when a couple becomes parents, and how two people make the transition to parenthood. My own transition to parenthood was a surprisingly rough one. I was afflicted […]

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Blue Zones at MAPP Summit

By Lisa Sansom / November 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is the last in my series of positive speakers at the 2012 MAPP Summit in Philadelphia. Previous posts in this series discussed reciprocity rings, connectedness, perception of time, and MAPP alumni sharing. You may have heard of Blue Zones, the fabulous research by Dan Buettner about healthy longevity around the world. Essentially, Dan has […]

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Perception of time and positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / November 4, 2012 / 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Philadelphia to attend the MAPP Summit, a conference put on for graduates and current students from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. My previous post on the conference is here. Today, I’d like to highlight one of our speakers, Dr. Kathleen […]

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Guess what? I've been busy – and I bet you have too….

By Lisa Sansom / July 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s the new norm. “How are you these days?” “Busy.” Sometimes you get “crazy busy” or “insanely busy” or “I can’t believe how busy I’ve been!” And our response is often supportive – we’ll say things like, “Well at least it keeps you out of trouble!” or “That’s better than the alternative.” We mean to […]

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Why is positive psychology good for business?

By Lisa Sansom / October 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

The positive psychology world is definitely growing. My Google alert for “positive psychology” is, I’m sure, returning more hits every week. Admittedly, I haven’t graphed it – that would be another fun project. But what I do notice is that positive psychology is coming up more and more in relationship to business. To wit, this […]

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