Greetings from sunny Miami Beach where I am having my annual college girlfriends’ reunion! Can you believe that almost 20 years, 5 husbands, and 10 kids later, we still get together every year for a girls weekend? Amazing, right??!!
Just being with these women makes me feel like I am FLOURISHING. For 20 years, they have supported every dream I’ve ever had. They would listen intently as I read my poetry to them in the dorm room and they still read EVERY one of these newsletters. With them, I feel like I can fly.
Friendships like this are SO important to flourishing. And you want to flourish, right? You need people who believe in you and cheer you on. You also need a healthy dose of positivity, great sense of purpose, achievement of goals, engagement in life, and physical vitality.
It’s called, “PERMA-V” (Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality) – the primary theory of human flourishing. In this week’s episode of my new TV show, Break Free on the Whatever It Takes Network, I talk with PERMA-V expert, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, about how YOU can flourish. She teaches us how to become more engaged in life, and how to work through challenges. Watch the show here!
Are you flourishing or just doing “OK?” Ask yourself these questions: In which area of PERMA-V am I currently thriving? In which area do I want to expand and evolve? Personally, I’m rocking it out in Purpose, Relationships, Achievement, and Meaning, but since moving to Philly, I haven’t been as engaged in the community as I’d like to be. I need local girlfriends and activities (Call me!), so that is on my 2015 Flourishing Goals! What about you?
If you want to FLOURISH, and maybe better yet, you want to learn the SCIENCE of human flourishing, Positive Psychology, I’m thrilled to be teaching in the new Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, launching in San Francisco the last weekend in March. If you want to make a difference in the world, if you want to help others be happier and more successful, if you are ready to ROCK IT OUT, join me in the CAPP program. Positive Psychology is the foundation of everything I do, so I already know you will love it. If you think that the CAPP program might be for you, send me an email; I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. And as one client of mine discovered recently, some companies will subsidize tuition in part, or entirely, since the benefits of positive psychology to business are very well documented! The cohort that is gathering is an amazing group of HR execs, teachers, coaches, business leaders and students – join us!
As always, the most important thing is that you live your purpose and follow your dreams. My dear, you were born to FLOURISH!
PS: If you want a PurposePower VIP day, my March dates sold out, but good news… I am opening ONLY 2 slots in April – one in San Francisco, and one in Philadelphia for YOU to get pampered by me. In a PurposePower VIP day, you and I work one-on-one for a day to uncover your TRUE purpose and create your own brilliant path forward. It is a whole day dedicated to YOU breaking free and SHINING! You will learn my proven tools based in the science of happiness to help you create your own joyful, prosperous life. Join me! A PurposePower VIP day is a luxurious, delicious, yummy and priceless investment in your own happiness. What is your happiness worth to you? Email me for a free discovery session to learn if a PurposePower VIP day is for you.