Blog Posts

Read my latest articles on positive psychology research, generally related to technology and social connection.

You’ll also find evidence-based positive psychology exercises that have been shown to improve well-being.

About Me

In 2017 I decided to give up a fast moving career at Amazon to pursue my long time passion of positive psychology and technology. I joined Meetup, a positive technology company focused on encouraging people to get off the internet…

Conferences

In 2018, I presented on Positive Technology at Web2Day in Nantes, France. You can watch the entire video here: Is 2018 the best or worst year for technology? The next conference I am speaking at is in LA in January. Please reach out…

Latest Posts

Creating a Positive Team

This post covers the research and planning phase designed to enable a successful implementation of a Positive Team strategy within your organization. While there are many factors involved in creating a Positive Team – and some will work better in…

Positive Psychology: The Value of Close Social Relationships

“One of the strongest findings in the literature of happiness is that happy people have better relationships than their less happy peers” (Lyubomirsky, 2007, p. 125) “You will not be surprised by my three-word summary of positive psychology: Other people…

Righting the Ship: Redesigning Technology to Actually Improve Our Lives

Smartphones and social media have been shown to decrease well-being… but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Activity: Gratitude Visit

Title: Gratitude Visit Activity: Think about someone who has had a positive impact in your life (a family member, old teacher, colleague, etc.) and set aside 15 minutes to write a letter expressing your gratitude for this person. If possible,…

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Activity: Commitment Devices

Title: Commitment Devices Activity: Use a commitment device to help achieve an important, difficult goal. Background: A commitment device is a tool set in place by individuals in the present to help their future selves achieve goals that otherwise would be difficult to…

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Activity: Making your Bed

Title: Making your Bed Activity: Make your bed every morning Science: This simple task has been shown to have positive effects in three important aspects of well-being: happiness, sleep, and productivity. According to a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com, only 27% of people make…

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