What I'm writing about these days

By jeffg / September 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hello all – hope that you are doing well! I’ve been keeping busy, in part, with writing for Your Workplace magazine. If you haven’t heard of them, I suggest you check them out at http://www.yourworkplace.ca/. (And I realize that this is very short notice, but they also have a conference coming up in Toronto this […]

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Upcoming Canadian Positive Psychology Conference in Ottawa

By Lisa Sansom / March 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

I am writing to invite you to join me at the 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology which being hosted by the Canadian Positive Psychology Association ( CPPA).  http://bit.ly/CPPA2014. I’m thrilled to let you know that I will be presenting a workshop at the pre-conference on Wednesday July 16, and I would love to meet with you […]

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March 20th is International Day of Happiness

By Lisa Sansom / March 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

Regular readers of this irregular blog will know that my background is in positive psychology, and that I graduated from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Many of my colleagues have collaborated to produce an online positive psychology conference for March 20th, the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness. […]

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Scaling Up Excellence – a book review

By Lisa Sansom / February 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was pretty excited to get a copy of Scaling Up Excellence because I have really admired the work done by Robert Sutton, author of important business books like Good Boss, Bad Boss  and the ever-popular No Asshole Rule. Author Bob Sutton may be better known for The No-Asshole Rule but that shouldn’t deter anyone from picking up […]

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How do we support each other?

By Lisa Sansom / December 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

Recently I was at a women’s networking event for the holiday season. We dined on fabulous food and networked, and then came the entertainment – us! Each table was given a booklet with many lyrics to many Christmas songs, and each table was given the option to sing. Well, I write “option” but what really […]

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A random thought on a contradiction within positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / July 16, 2012 / 4 Comments

How does one reconcile the notion of “acting as if” with the notion of “being true to yourself”? The concept of “acting as if” essentially says that if you are feeling sad, and wish to feel happier, then act as if you are happy and you will be. And this turns out to be somewhat […]

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