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PNTV: Positive Psychology and the Body by Kate Hefferon (#413)



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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Positive Psychology and the Body by Kate Hefferon. Hope you enjoy!

“”Positive Psychology and the Body.”” Unfortunately, those two subjects are rarely connected–which is why I was so excited to get this book when I saw the title. It’s actually a *textbook* not a normal book. It provides an overview of research on a range of subjects including: “Positive Psychophysiology,” “Positive Neuroscience,” “Positive Sexuality” and “Positive Nutrition.” Big Ideas we explore include a quick look at Martin Seligman’s PERMA approach to eudaimonic (vis-a-vis hedonic) happiness, your nervous system (flip the switch!), longevity and positive emotion (some astonishing stats), diet and wellbeing/depression (sugar begone!), and physical activity (science says: it does a body good!).

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Big Idea 1: PERMA
– +1: How to Flourish | Science Says: PERMA (#280) →
– PN: Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman →
– PN: Flourish by Martin Seligman →
– +1: Hedonic Eudaimonia | A Close Relative of Flow Junkies (#908) →
– Module O of The Optimize Mastery Series →
– +1: Eudaimonology | The Study of a Good Soul (#997) →
– +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) →

Big Idea 2: YOUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
– +1: Training Tranquility | Today for TONIGHT for Tomorrow (#916) →

Big Idea 3: LONGEVITY
– +1: Want to Live Long? | Nuns + Crazy Stats (#1161) →
– +1: “The Tyranny of Positive Thinking” | And How to Avoid It (#1164) →
– PN: Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen →
– Optimize Coach Program Faculty →
– +1: WOOP! There It Is | The Science of Making Your Dreams a Reality (#6) →
– +1: The Inverted U | And You, Rats, Caffeine, Etc. (#406) →
– +1: Aristotle’s Virtuous Mean | Versus the Vices of Excess + Deficiency (#247) →
– +1: Levity + Gravity = Buoyancy | To Sell Is Human — The New ABCs (#422) →

Big Idea 4: SUGAR → 😕
– +1: Sugar & Depression | Some Crazy (And Crazy-Making!) Stats (#1175) →
– PN: Food Fix by Mark Hyman →
– +1: Don’t Drink Sugar | “The Single-Biggest Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health” (#1247) →
– +1: Cancer Candy (Aka Sugar) | And All It’s Secret Identities (#1177) →

Big Idea 5: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
– PN: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb, PhD →
– PNTV: The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal →
– PNTV: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg →
– +1: Cortisol and Melatonin | Teeter Totter Buddies (#1173) →
– #1: Science says: Optimize works!!! (“Massively positive effects!”) (#19) →

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020
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    Thanks Brian, I am looking forward to your book. Will listen to this when I go for a walk. ❤️🙏Selfhelpchampion

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020
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    I’ve came to realize this a while ago. Depression is simply a state of being of poor sleep, poor diet, poor attitude and a few other things. It is Reversible indeed. Keep the great videos coming. Flow and optimize

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020
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    Hey Bri as usual you are so energised. Like you've said many a time it's the foundation of all the other virtues. Something we are keen to know is What time do you eat, when, how much and what are you eating. I have watched tonnes of your vids including all on optimize.me . Everything you do is super inspiring so please share my man. Thanks buddy

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020
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    Really enjoyed the nuns example. And good reminders about getting exercise and cutting sugar. Thank you!

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