What really motivates you? A book review of "Focus"

By Lisa Sansom / January 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

I have been a fan of Heidi Grant Halvorson since her book Succeed came out in 2011. I was so enthralled that I took a course from Dr. Halvorson through MentorCoach (which is a really great resource for positive psychology speakers and insights – you should put yourself on their mailing list). I blogged about Heidi’s course […]

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Would you like to learn more about character strengths?

By Lisa Sansom / May 4, 2012 / 0 Comments

Hello again blog followers. One of the movements that I’m really appreciating right now in Positive Psychology is how the research topic of character strengths has deepened from the “Character Strengths and Virtues” as a high-level framework and textbook into deep research dives into distinct strengths, such as Todd Kashdan’s book on curiosity and Robert […]

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Faith restored

By Lisa Sansom / January 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

This morning, I met a brilliant woman. I’d like to share some of her story, because it absolutely restored my faith in humanity and the direction of the world. This woman was born in Afghanistan and lived part of her childhood in a refugee camp, seeing the war. She was born deaf, but amazingly gained […]

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The Secret of Ever-Lasting Willpower

By Lisa Sansom / January 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

How does it seem that some people are able to stare down temptation, and yet others give in all too easily? And how come so many of us feel that we exist in the second of those two groups? January, of course, is the standard time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, and the […]

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Are you really ready for a change?

By Lisa Sansom / January 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

A client recently gave me considerable pause for thought during a coaching session. While we were brainstorming various options to a question that she had, she met every idea with “yeah, but”. Every. Single. One. I started counting – over 20 “yeah, but”s in less than 10  minutes. I was getting horrified, but also oddly […]

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Mindfulness is not simply a cognitive process

By Lisa Sansom / November 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

After a gentle nudge from a friend, I realized that I hadn’t updated this blog on the latest Ellen Langer class last week. Here we go!! Mindfulness, as we know, is not just a cognitive process. Langer says that her work was coming out during a time that was the “cognitive revolution” and so got […]

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