Featured: The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creativity Energy

Featured: The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creativity Energy

The Miami Foundation Fuels The Continued Burst Of Creative Energy In Miami’s Arts Community With $300k In Signature Grants Greater Miami is booming with arts, culture offerings and creative people crafting their own, unique livelihoods through a wide spectrum of pursuits. As they shape Miami’s cultural, social and economic vitality, The Miami Foundation recognized that…

1996 Olympian Allison Wagner Wants Athletes To Speak Out Against Doping

1996 Olympian Allison Wagner Wants Athletes To Speak Out Against Doping

As Lilly King and Yulia Efimova exchanged finger wags before they faced off in the women’s 100 breast at the Olympic Games, 1996 Olympic silver medalist Allison Wagner felt a bit of déjà vu. After Efimova won the first semifinal and King the second, Wagner was watching on television as King explained to the world why she believed Efimova—twice suspended…

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Schools traditionally teach children academic skills such as literacy, numeracy – they do not, however, teach skills for well-being– for more positive emotion, better relationships, more engagement, and more purpose and meaning. Although there is mounting evidence that such well-being can be taught to individuals (1), well-being is widely considered to be a private matter…

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Olivia Parker 11 JULY 2016 • 1:01PM Every morning after the register, the 260 pupils of Westfield Primary School in Hertfordshire settle in their classrooms into “mountain pose” (standing up, shoulders relaxed) or a sitting position. They close their eyes, imagine they are in their own private “bubble” and spend the next few minutes focusing…

Leaving Beauty Behind: What Happened When I Subtracted My Signature Strength

Leaving Beauty Behind: What Happened When I Subtracted My Signature Strength

Ryan Niemiec, WBI faculty and VIA Institute’s education director, says that, out of the 70 exercises in his book Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners, the one that creates the biggest “wow” effect in his seminars around the globe is an exercise called Subtract Signature Strength. The participant is asked to imagine not being…