Creativity

Creativity is one of the 24 signature strengths of the VIA framework and defines the virtue of wisdom and knowledge – more specifically ‘applying knowledge’. It’s defined as the ability to think of new and productive ways to achieve goals. In this category, you’ll find articles on life goals, strengths, mood charts, journaling, positive mindset and so on…

What is Positive Mindset: 89 Ways to Achieve a Positive Mental Attitude

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It is probably not a surprise to you that positivity is, inherently, at the center of positive psychology. Positivity doesn’t always refer to simply smiling and looking cheerful, however—positivity is more about one’s overall perspective on life and their tendency to focus on all that is good in life. In […]

What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

Self-transcendence: it’s a term you’ve probably heard before. However, if you’re like me, you never had a good grasp on exactly what it meant. You might have a hazy idea of “transcending” being akin to “rising above” and think of the concept as rising above oneself, but you don’t really […]

Child Therapy: 19 Counseling Techniques & Worksheets for Kids

Positive Child Therapy: 19 Child Counseling Techniques & Worksheets

Child therapy is not always easy for parents to discuss. With the stigma of mental health, nobody wants their child to "need therapy," which is unfortunate because therapy can change lives. Whether kids have traumatic issues or are struggling with the brave and simple act of being human, qualified professionals […]

83 Benefits of Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

83 Benefits of Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Management (PDF)

When you think of "journaling," you might picture a tween girl, laying on her bed with her feet waving lazily through the air and writing about her crush in a diary. The word often has that connotation for adults: the sense that it’s for young people who are trying to […]

Personality & Character Traits: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We would all benefit from being more aware of our characteristics and personality traits. That's because they are significant predictors of our behaviors and attitudes. The world we live in is different from what it was ten, five, or even one year ago. Thanks to social media, easy-to-use communication tools, […]

Psychoanalysis: A Brief History of Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory

Psychoanalysis: What is Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory/Perspective?

You’ve almost certainly heard of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, but if you’re like most people, you’re not really sure what psychoanalysis really is. You might also wonder how psychoanalysis differs from other forms of talk therapy, and how the theories behind psychoanalysis and other forms of talk therapy differ. In […]

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values clarification is a technique used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people understand their value systems. This article will cover what values clarification is and why it's important in CBT. Finally, this article will cover how to use values clarification in therapy. This article contains: What Is […]

7 Best Mood Tracker Ideas For Your Bullet Journal Mood Charts (+PDFs)

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You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This is true in business, health, and can even be applied to personal life. The fact is unless an individual is able to organize, analyze and process the data they’re working with, reaching an accurate conclusion can be difficult. Firstly, because one needs […]

Personal Strengths & Weaknesses Defined (+ A List of 92 Strengths)

What are your strenghts

Almost everyone can think of someone they love who they consider being a strong person, but what makes that person strong? Is it their self-sacrificial nature and their ability to push through hardship? Maybe it is their ability to stay calm in any challenge, or always speak with humility. Often […]