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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.

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

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 249 Ratings

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.

    Goofballs Unite (The Body Image Anthem)

    Goofballs Unite (The Body Image Anthem)

    For all the peeps who are not into rap but want to shake their booty to original music made by yours truly I give you
    Goofballs Unite!
     
    What’s a revolutionary thing to do?
    It’s to badly dance in your truth
    Unconcerned with a perfect appearance
    Or propagating eternal youth
     
    Do you remember what you didn’t do?
    All in the name of being cool?
    Don’t waste tonight and realise
    The marketing slogans made you shy
     
    If you look at me from behind
    It’s not a twerk that you will find.
    Got no idea what my ass is doing
    but I am having a great time.
     
    You’ve skipped leg day all your life
    your squats are shaky
    but the groove’s divine
    Hit the dancefloor
    don’t be shy
     
    Goofballs ahoi, let’s unite
     
    (Bridge)
    There they are
    smirking away
    Eyerolls rolling
    throwing shade
    Sometimes they’re
    just in your thoughts
    They should never
    call the shots
    In their world
    they’re the height of cool
    Unless they change
    they peak at school
    How bizarre would it be
    to let losers determine your destiny?
     
    My jiggly bits wrote half this song
    how dare I praise ‘em? That’s so wrong
    Imagine me having the gall
    A big girl that claims space at all
     
    Hey I bust out of my seams
    still got plenty of self-esteem
    Hit the dancefloor, don’t be shy
    Goofballs ahoi, let’s unite
     
    The most revolutionary thing to do
    Is to badly dance in your truth
    Unconcerned with a perfect appearance
    Or propagating eternal youth
     
    When you’re connected to your bliss
    How will they sell their stupid shit?
    How will they keep on ruling you?
    If you live the values that you choose?
     
     
     

    • 1 min
    121 - Body Image - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    121 - Body Image - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend about her teenage daughter. While body image is particularly hard to navigate in your teens even as adults many of us struggle. Today we'll talk about why multiple perspectives are important, what doesn't help, and what I call the offense and the defense.

    • 54 min
    120 - The Power of Ritual with Casper Ter Kuile - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    120 - The Power of Ritual with Casper Ter Kuile - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    Casper ter Kuile is on a mission to build a world of joyful belonging and one of the ways to get there are rituals. In times of trouble and change rituals can give us something to replenish our physical, mental and spiritual resources. Casper and I chat about how rituals are different from habits, how we can find rituals that really are an expression of our true self and that even the most mundane objects, such as milk cartons, can be used to engage more deeply with life. I've been wanting to chat to Casper since 2016 because he's someone who is truly invested in bringing innovation to spirituality. He is also the host of a hugely popular podcast called "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text". Long term listeners might recognize this podcast as the other creator Vanessa Zoltan talked about it back in 2016 on episode 89.

    • 37 min
    We Need to Talk

    We Need to Talk

    What is happening in the US right now is an extreme version of things that have been around for hundreds or probably thousands of years. If you are confused or surprised by what’s happening in Minneapolis and other cities you need to listen.
    How to be Antiracist
    75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
    Transcript

    • 8 min
    119 - Psychology Tools for COVID Times - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    119 - Psychology Tools for COVID Times - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    In this episode we look at ways to steer through the crisis while accounting both for the hard and the positive. We'll look at common ways anxiety and depression take over your brain and how to replace those patterns with something more healthy.
    Transcript

    • 46 min
    118 - Coronavirus Deep Dive - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    118 - Coronavirus Deep Dive - The Positive Psychology Podcast

    There's a lot to say about what is going on now: this is the first of two episodes dedicated to Coronavirus. In this episode we'll look at what it is and what issues are to be considered. In episode 119 I will look at the psychology part of things and ideas on how to respond mentally to what is happening.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

62212steph ,

Good info

I just recently found this podcast and have started at the very first episode. I really enjoy the topics so far. However, the audio isn’t the greatest and she says “cool, cool” a lot. It seems like something she says when she doesn’t know what to say. Otherwise very enjoyable.

Alexander.Storm ,

Great podcast

I’m glad I found this.I’ve listened to the first episode and I’m looking forward to listen to them all eventually chasing the latest episodes.It’ll be part of my adventure along with all the podcasts out there that people put time in to make.Thank you

sand-toes ,

Not for me

The sound is not great. I love to listen to psychology genre and the topics and explanations in this podcast don’t keep my attention. The music over her talking is a distraction for me.

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