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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Jan 24, 2019

Today we're talking to James and Suzie Pawlekski, who are authors of the best-selling book Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. James is a Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he co-founded the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Professor Martin Seligman. Suzie is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health.

In this episode, we explore how we can build happier relationships with others at work with practical, evidence-based tips you can use to keep your passions harmonious, prioritize positive emotions, savor positive emotions and savor each other's strengths.

Connect with James & Suzie Pawelski: 

https://www.buildhappytogether.com/

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:54] - James and Suzie explain what Aristotle taught them about having better relationships as they honeymooned.
  • [05:53] - James and Suzie provide some tips for improving our more challenging relationships at work.
  • [08:46] - Suzie explains how we can promote a healthy passion for our relationships at work.
  • [10:32] - James offers some practical tips for boosting positive emotions in our relationships.
  • [13:13] - James and Suzie explain how savoring positive emotions can help to improve our relationships and practical ways we can practice this more in workplaces.
  • [15:48] - James and Suzie offer some tips for savoring strengths in others.
  • [19:16] - James and Suzie share their advice for integrating these behaviors to improve our relationships into our busy working lives.
  • [21:27] - James & Suzie completes the Lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you James & Suzie!

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