well-being

Positive things at a big conference

By Lisa Sansom / January 25, 2013 / 3 Comments

Thursday morning, I presented to a packed room (I’m guessing 200 people) at Canada’s largest HR conference – HRPA2013. It was held in Toronto and apparently attendance last year was something like 4500 (according to their website). I don’t know what numbers were this year, but my rough estimate is that the keynote ballroom could […]

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What does "positive psychology" really mean?

By Lisa Sansom / December 21, 2012 / 1 Comment

I was recently asked to review a book for an online publication. In the interests of protecting the not-so-innocent, I won’t mention the book and I won’t mention the online publication, but I will say that the book had the words “positive psychology” in the title, which is why I was asked to review it. […]

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Positive job centres – free talk #5

By Lisa Sansom / December 1, 2012 / 1 Comment

My fifth “free talk on positive psychology” was delivered in the Niagara area, and the hotel where I stayed overlooked the Falls. Well, it would have had I been on the Falls side of the hotel. However, the view from the window near the elevator was lovely and I enjoyed a wonderful sunrise over the […]

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Free talk #4 – keynote to social service providers

By Lisa Sansom / November 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

I had a fabulous time presenting to the all-staff meeting of the KCHC (Kingston Community Health Centres) – a great organization that is widely diverse and provides great good to the Kingston community. The keynote was an overall review of the field of positive psychology. In less than an hour, I touched on where positive […]

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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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