When You Need Creative Solutions Fast – Part 1

Daily problems and challenges become easier when approached with positivity.  Skeptical?  Curious?  See for yourself! 

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Early in my Positive Psychology study program, I had a hard time connecting positivity with all the benefits I read about. … Read more

Your Brain On Positivity


Your brain on positivity begins a new conversation.  Below are a few tips and guidelines to get you started. 

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When working with an individual coaching client, I like to start each session with one simple question.  I use the same question at the dinner table with my family. … Read more

Raising Positivity

Raising positivity strengthens lives, organizations and societies.  Get ready to learn more about this renewable resource.

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Early this morning, my cup of coffee in hand, I looked out my back window.  Way, way back is a pond and a forest preserve. … Read more

A Plea for Happiness

Living in modern society poses some tough challenges.  Putting happiness first helps. 

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“Can we please show a little more happiness, people?  Where are the smiles?  Where’s the energy?”

It was the demand of a frazzled volunteer mom in my junior high school production of “The Pirates of Penzance.”  She was struggling to assemble twenty 13-year-olds in a dance number. … Read more

What Is Happiness?

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Happiness isn’t just a fleeting emotion.  Get ready to broaden your thinking about the pursuit of happiness.

We’re all familiar with the standard definition of “happy.”  Dictionary.com defines it as 1) an array of emotions – delighted, pleased, or glad – as in “I’m happy to meet you” and 2) characterized by pleasure, contentment or joy, as in “My happy place is on the beach at sunset.”

My personal view of happiness goes much deeper than feelings of delight or contentment. … Read more

Welcome to Positively, Disruptively Happy!

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Happiness causes success.   Happiness inspires productivity.  Happiness provides an advantage.

Hello, my name is Jane Anderson.  Welcome to my blog!

These are a few discoveries from the burgeoning field of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of happiness.  According to Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and happiness expert:

“Some people think if you are happy, you are blind to reality. 

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