Authentic Happiness Research Projects Seeking Participants

May 21, 2008 at 5:11 pm | Posted in self development/motivation | Leave a comment
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The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking participants for online research studies. The studies look at character strengths and virtues, happiness, optimism, satisfaction with life, and related positive psychology topics.

Have a look at the website www.authentichappiness.com where you can partake in those surveys. You need to register first to take the surveys (free of charge). It gives you some good idea on where you ‘are’ in relation to other test participants.

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Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time

May 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm | Posted in communication, love/relationship/marriage | Leave a comment
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Giving someone your undivided attention is spending ‘quality time’ with them. A central aspect of quality time is togetherness. Togetherness has to be focused attention. The important thing emotionally is that you are spending focused time with each other. The activity is a vehicle that creates the sense of togetherness.

Within every language, there are many dialects. Here below you will find just a few but in the end you need to understand your spouse’s dialect.

Togetherness:

Spending time together with focused attention. What happens on an emotional level is what matters. It communicates that you care about each other, that you enjoy being with each other, that you like to do things together.

Quality conversation:

Quality conversation is sympathetic dialogue where two individuals are sharing their experiences, thoughts, feeling, and desires in a friendly, uninterrupted context. Words of affirmation focus on what we are saying, whereas quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing.

Some practical tips: Continue Reading Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time…

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