The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

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The science of the good life, huh? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and rock n'roll (or whatever is en vogue right now). In fact we talk about a lot of things that tree huggers would love: appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships and well, love. However we, that is positive psychologists and positive psychology practitioners buried ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a writing style that is about as exciting to read as watching an avocado turn brown. And that's the problem: if you are not an academic you probably want a little bit more excitement, than pages and pages of densely written journals can provide. Even if you are an academic, who has time to read all the interesting stuff out there anyways? So in an effort to save your eyes taking on a comically rectangular shape the positive psychology podcast brings the science of the good life to your earbuds. It's not all treehugger style though; sometimes we might get quite serious, for example when exploring things like post-traumatic growth or positive parenting. Subscribe if you want to benefit from the scientific insights into happiness and meaning while you are on the go. Let me know where you are while you are listening to this. If you like it review it, because that's the only way other people can find it too.

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The science of the good life? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and the contemporary flavour of Rock n’Roll. We talk about the stuff that usually only tree huggers have the courage to embrace: appreciation of beauty, positive emotions, gratitude or positive relationships. However we, that is positive psychology researchers and practitioners bury ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a style that is usually about as engaging as watching an avocado turn brown. And that’s the problem: if you are not an academic you probably want a little bit more excitement than pages and pages of densely written journals can provide. Even if you are an academic who has the time to read everything that is out there? So in an effort to save your eyes from become rectangular-shaped the Positive Psychology Podcast brings the science of the good life to your earbuds. Sometimes we might get quite serious too, for example when discussing topics like post-traumatic-growth or positive parenting.
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2018-10-15 01:50
last episode published
2018-05-31 16:10
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Kristen Truempy author  
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14.10.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

108 - Humility is not what you think it is - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Turns out the way psychologists define humility differs from what the dictionary teaches you. Listen in to hear what humility is, what it's not, why it's useful, what researchers have learned about it and how women and men differ.  If you have an Amazo...
16.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

107 - The Happy Startup School with Carlos Saba - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Can we teach businesses to put happiness and meaning at the core of what they do? Today our guest is Carlos Saba, founder of the Happy Startup School. This one is interesting for all businesses, startup or not. We learn how these companies do things di...
24.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

106 - Write yourself Happy with Megan C. Hayes - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Writing is one the most powerful and yet under-appreciated positive interventions that exist. Today I talk to Dr. Megan C. Hayes about making a mess, encounters on the page and why journalling as usual might not be sustainable. http://www.positivejourn...
17.06.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

105 - The Plurality of Happiness - The Positive Podcast

Happiness is not one thing. It contains multitudes and this episode is about pointing out various sources of happiness. If you have an Amazon Alexa and you catch yourself coming up with reasons or doubts about meditation check out "Meditation Myth Bust...
31.05.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

104 - The Happiness Smorgasbord with Susanna Halonen - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Susanna Halonen returns to the podcast with this conversation which is a meandering happiness buffet with lots of different bits to choose from. The poet Hafiz Evidence based theories versus interesting ideas What can poetry and philosophy contribute ...
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103 - Parapsychology with Jeffrey Mishlove - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Parapsychology investigates some pretty incredible phenomena including extra-sensory perception, telekinesis and even reincarnation. Jeffrey Mishlove and I discuss what parapsychology does, its relationship with mainstream psychology and how challengin...
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102 - The Art of Fully Living with Tal Gur - The Positive Psychology Podcast

We talk a lot about the things that make us happy and are supposed to change our life. Some of us try out a bit of advice here and there but most of us don't go about it fully. Tal Gur gave himself 10 years to achieve 100 goals. Today we hear from a do...
11.02.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

101 - Virtual Reality Assessments - The Positive Psychology Podcast

This episode is mostly for professionals and students in positive psychology, HR or management. We can produce the best research in the world but if we don't go where the majority of the worlds' attention is heading, it will not matter how good we are....
21.01.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

100 - 7 Fundamentals - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Certain ideas keep coming up again and again, no matter what topic we cover in the podcast. These seven concepts let you take a step back and focus on the meta ideas which help you leverage whatever kind of personal growth you are aspiring to. If you h...
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099 - The Upside of your Stress - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Kelly McGonigal's book the Upside of your Stress challenges everything we believe to know about stress. We discuss how previous research has been misunderstood, some surprising truths about stress and how we can develop a healthy stress response. Find ...
21.10.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

098 - Good Violations - The Positive Psychology Podcast

This ain't no typo. There are some violations that we tremendously enjoy. Don't worry it's not as dangerous as it sounds. Listen in to learn more about an integral part of happiness and well-being and how you can get more of it in your own life. http:/...
16.09.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

097 - Yoga for Every Body with Jessamyn Stanley - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Imagine yoga for a second: was it a white, slender and well-off hetero-sexual woman? Well what about tattooed, black, fat and queer folks? Is it not for them? Jessamyn Stanley is an inspiring yoga teacher who doesn't just not fit the mould but demonstr...
25.08.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

096 - Strengths-Based Parenting with Lea Waters - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Parents and non-parents want to know how to see and grow the best in the (young) people around them. Lea Waters is here to talk about how to turn on the Strengths Switch, how our own challenges shape how we see our children and what actually happens on...
6.08.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

095 - Emotion Differentiation (Hermione Granger is really good at this) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Emotion differentiation is a the closest thing to a psychological superpower. Having it gives you all kinds of benefits and protection while the absence of it has lots of drawbacks. The good news is that it is a very straight-forward skill to learn. ht...
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8.07.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

094 - Conscious Communication with Mary Shores - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Today Mary Shores, CEO and author, will join us to talk about Why even a debt collection agency can bring positive change to the world How one powerful rule changed her business for the better A simple question to help align your actions with your goa...
27.06.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

006 - Shorts: Journalist Stalker - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Internalizations The Pressure of Balance Unlimited Good versus Winner-takes-it-All Why Self-Compassion is your Foundation
20.06.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

005 - Shorts: Reverse Batman - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Acceptance versus resignation Sailboat metaphor Is only the best good enough for you? The Full Monty or Nothing Corporate Disillusionment Gaming bestseller lists Fire under my rear-end You are the Ambassador Now The Value of Tension Missing the old da...
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093 - Bubbly is not Self-Love with Dani DiPirro - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Dani DiPirro is the creator of Positively Present . We talk self-love (it's not just self-care!), facing and working on our fears and when it's time to seek professional guidance. 
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004 - Shorts: Personality Test Deep Dive & Good Viruses

Collateral Benefits A Co-Worker Chooses Looking Back at Anger Don't Pay it Back When it's out of your Hands Leave your Ego Alone Please forget the One Surprising Answer to Being more Kind
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003 - Shorties: Don't Barf on Whales, Stop Doormatting it & I Accidentally Insult a Kind Man

  How you behave while you wait Strengthsspotting The Happiness Formula in your daily life Sacrifice no more http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen https://anchor.fm/s/acde4c      
4.06.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

092 - The Heart of a Seeker - The Positive Psychology Podcast

So you've lost your religion. Or you always thought it was stupid to begin with. Maybe you are religious but are not quite satisfied. Today we look at this idea that we can find spirituality in sometimes unexpected places. Join us on Facebook
28.05.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

002 - Shorts: Who needs Monks? Gratitude Ninjas & Clairvoyance - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Short, bite-sized, breathless and birdsong-filled reflections on how to live a good life: Emotion Thermometers How feelings over logic saved a life Hurray for abs I was a coward Role models Cultivating your inner life Meditation in real time
24.05.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

001 - Positive Psychology Shorties - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Introducing real-life bite-sized positive psychology goodness. For a while I have been thinking how I could use more real life examples to illustrate the concepts we talk about in the regular episodes. Enter Anchor.fm This is raw, real-life as it happe...
21.05.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

Facebook Forum is Live & New Micro-episodes on Anchor.fm

Okay right now it's just me and my mother so come one over and be one of the cool people who joined from the very beginning. I want us to get to know each other (you know a lot about me and I mostly likely don't know you yet), share things that will he...
11.05.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

091 - What you Want, What you Say & What you Signal - The Positive Psychology Podcast

At work, as parents and in our relationships we say that we want one thing but then we behave to encourage something completely different. If our words and behaviours do not line up we will experience a lot of unnecessary conflict. Check out what kind ...
1.05.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

Get Started now with the first 3 Days

Maybe you don't need the tactics and motivation shared in this excerpt but chances are you know someone who would be grateful for a little bit more mental peace and quiet. Share this with them. Everything becomes better and more peaceful the more peopl...
14.04.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

090 - Technology: Yay or Ney with Jason Feifer - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Did technology make relationships better (hello Skype) or does it make us lonely? Today we talk to Jason Feifer, host of the thought-provoking podcast Pessimists' Archive and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine to learn how to think about technolo...
25.03.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

089 - What Harry Potter can teach you about Spirituality with Vanessa Zoltan - The Positive Psychology Podcast

If you love Harry Potter you are probably excited by the title but if you are not hold your horses and give our insightful guest Vanessa Zoltan a chance: the principles we discuss can be applied to your favourite books, music and movies and even if you...
11.03.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

088 - I am not Judging you, but - The Positive Psychology Podcast

From the distinctly unsexy depths of logic and classical psychology comes an episode on how to not be like your enemies: judgmental, illogical and manipulative. To grab your free coaching spot visit http://strengthsphoenix.com Click on the lower right ...
26.02.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

087 - Positive Risk with Suzy Madge - The Positive Psychology Podcast

We are both terrified and fascinated with risk. Today we talk to adventurer-badass Suzy Madge who researched positive risk in ski-mountaineers but also drops out of helicopters to ski remote mountains in places like Afghanistan. Furthermore Suzy works ...
12.02.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

086 - Crash Burn Thrive with Doug Behrendt - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Here comes the second installment on depression where Doug Behrendt tells us about his experience with suicidal depression and how he fought his way back into life, one habit at a time. Hear what Doug a former pharmaceutical rep has to say about antide...
1.02.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

085 - Rethinking Politics - The Positive Psychology Podcast

These are politically tumultuous times. In this episode we discuss some "necessary disillusionments" that we have to overcome in ourselves, stories that are unhelpful that we have to let go of to proceed and we dive into how opposing parties can find s...
8.01.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

084 - Good Consumerism - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Consumerism has a lot of downsides but what if rather than giving up hope we look at how to make it better? For that to happen we need to become aware of our relationship with materialism, limiting beliefs we have even if we don't know it and what alte...
2.01.2017 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

083 - Magic with Steven Bagienski - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Steven talks to us about how magic impacts well-being and what we can do to get some of that threefold goodness into our own lives. If you wait for the end you will hear an action-movie style ad for my audiobook Brainwash. http://gum.co/brainwash  
21.11.2016 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

082 - The Election according to Rosie : from Darkness to Fuel - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Rosie from Illinois bravely confronts the shock, confusion and disillusion following the election of Donald Trump. She sits with discomfort, struggles through some painful realizations and ultimately recovers a sense of direction and even excitement. T...
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081 - Election Shock - The Positive Psychology Podcast

To those of you who are terrified and not entirely sure what to do next: here are some thoughts to comfort but hopefully also inspire you to see this as the growth opportunity that it is. This episode does neither contain concepts from psychology or po...
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080 - 100 Dates with Fear with Michelle Poler - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Let others punch fear in the face. Michelle Poler instinctively knew that she would need some oysters, a bikini and a time-machine to confront her numerous fears. In this conversation we dive into the creative and fun way she decided to address her fea...
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079 - Depression: A Personal Perspective - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Deirdre a listener from beautiful Cape Town asked me a few questions about my personal journey with depression and I decided to answer her questions on the podcast. Furthermore I added a section about what people who have loved ones with depression sho...
22.09.2016 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

078 - Money Mindset with Matt Bodnar - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Today investor and fellow podcaster Matt Bodnar joins us to discuss money but we end up covering: Decision-making Blocking and tackling Financial literacy Limiting beliefs and how to reverse them (The 4 Questions) Pyramid of Action and more In the se...
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077 - The Psychology of Running - The Positive Psychology Podcast

No this is not an "exercise is good for you" episode. It's also not about how running affects you psychologically. This is really about taking the techniques of positive psychology and applying them to a tough challenge, in this case, training for a ha...
21.08.2016 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

076 - Coaching with Christian van Nieuwerburgh - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Why is coaching so popular and will it remain that way when the robots come? Today Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor of Coaching at Henley Business School shares with us his insights into when coaching is needed, how it can unleash its p...
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Brainwash Special

I have never been more terrified of releasing an episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. It's the closest thing to taking off my clothes and running around naked online that I have done. If you want to know why listen in and check out https://gum.c...
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075 - Reflections on Passion - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Translating psychological concepts into daily life is not easy. So in this new reflection episode I look back on the concepts my friend Susanna Halonen taught me back in 2014 on passion. I will examine how I apply her ideas in my own life, where I sti...
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074 - Grit: the not so secret Secret of Success - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Originally I was reluctant to dig into grit: it just sounded like one of these many killjoy concepts that make us into the perfect corporate consumer soldier. How wrong I was. You don't need to have a flawlessly clean room or stay on the perfect diet f...
17.07.2016 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

073 - Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Did you know that you are a broadcaster and have a lots of influence over the people in your life? Former CBS news anchor turned Positive Psychologist Michelle Gielan discusses how changing what and how we broadcast is crucial for success, happiness an...
12.07.2016 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/e/1/7/b/e17bfc0f3fd016d0/New_Logo_The_Positive_Psychology_Podcast.png

072 - Managing Happiness: tools and links - The Positive Psychology Podcast

If you take your well-being seriously you have to prioritize and manage it. Today I will share how I do this focusing mainly on the tools I use, mostly smartphone apps. You can find the full list of links on the page Apps to Manage Happiness
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071 - How to be Miserable with Randy Paterson - The Positive Psychology Podcast

In our pursuit of happiness it is easy to become myopic. Why not freshen things up by trying, just for the length of this episode, to achieve utter misery? Randy Paterson is a psychologist and the author of the book How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies y...
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070 - The Story of your Life - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Dan McAdams' work has illuminated how stories shape our identity. Today we dissect the elements of story to unearth the narrative we tell ourselves. Furthermore we will look at a life-stage model and how reaching or missing expected milestones can shap...
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069 - Happiness after Loss with Maria Sirois - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Maria Sirois from episode 21 on authenticity returns to the Positive Psychology Podcast to talk about happiness after loss. Maria has written A Short Course in Happiness After Loss: (and Other Dark, Difficult Times) We talk about when happiness is app...
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068 - Minimalism - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Today we will talk about the philosophy of minimalism. It's not (yet) rooted in psychological evidence but based on what we know about what makes people happy and what doesn't it contains a lot of useful ideas. We will talk about what minimalism is and...