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Happiness at Work

Happiness at Work Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity, happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive outcomes at work, rather than a pathway to business success. During the past two decades, maintaining a level of happiness...

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Positive psychology is the study of the “good life“, or the positive aspects of the human experience that make life worth living. As an art, it focuses on both individual and societal well-being.[1] Positive psychology began as a domain of psychology in 1998 when Martin Seligman chose it as the theme for...

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Well-being Contributing Factors

Well-being Contributing Factors Well-being is a much-studied topic in psychology, especially positive psychology. Related concepts are eudaimonia, happiness, flourishing, quality of life, contentment,[1] and meaningful life. Main articles: Well-being, Meaningful life, Meaning of Life, Happiness, Theories Central theories are Diener’s tripartite model of subjective well-being, Ryff’s Six-factor Model of Psychological Well-being, Corey Keyes’ work on flourishing,...

The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God Introduction Recently several from our church attended the Ligonier’s 1994 Dallas Conference. Among the speakers were Charles Colson and R. C. Sproul. My favorite speaker was my former seminary professor, Dr. Bruce Waltke, who spoke on the subject, “What Does God Require,” from Micah 6:8. After...

Word of Wisdom in Christianity

Word of Wisdom in Christianity In Christianity, the word of wisdom is a spiritual gift listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8. Among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians, it is regarded as the supernatural revelation of wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit. This gift is closely related with the gift of...

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Wisdom For Today’s Christian Woman

Wisdom for Today’s Christian Woman Dear Christian Woman, You’ve probably been to a workshop or have read that in a relationship, women are looking for romance and intimacy, and men are looking for respect. On behalf of the man in your life, I’d like to tell you just how important...

Quotes For Women

Quotes For Women Below are quotes that talk about strong women. Whether you want to empower other women or you want to feel empowered yourself, we could all benefit from the power of strong women. ♦    ♦    ♦ Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice This category lists gems of advice found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for purpose in life. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom This category lists gems of wisdom found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for greater spiritual knowledge. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice The Bible talks a lot about God’s justice and how the righteous triumph over the wicked. This category is filled with selected passages that shed light on this important issue. “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration

Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration We all could use a few uplifting words in these trying times. This category features quotations that lift up the spirit and warm the soul. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages

Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages This category serves as a reference for some of the Bible‘s most important passages. Many will know these by heart, but those new to the faith will find this page useful. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same...

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Keys to Christian Living

Keys to Christian Living You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love… The test of a man then is not, ‘How have...

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How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World?

How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World? The Urgent Need for an Intellectual Revolution For much of my working life (from 1972 onwards) I have argued, in and out of print, that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of science...

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From Chaos To Order

From Chaos To Order For several centuries, with respect to our understanding of morality, virtue, science, and knowledge, our society has had the appearance of a wreck. It has been searching for an alternative system of order and thought in education, art, and morality. In fact, we need genius minds...

Understanding Feelings

Understanding Feelings Feelings tell us much about how we are currently relating to the world and other people. By learning from our feelings we can know ourselves better and can govern our emotions with sensitivity and understanding. Feelings and emotions are very important in the interactions between the mind of...

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Zest (positive psychology)

Zest in Positive Psychology In positive psychology, zest is one of the 24 strengths possessed by humanity. As a component of the virtue of courage, zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Approaching life as an adventure; such that one has “motivation in challenging...

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Hedonism

What Is Hedonism? Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life.[1] A hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain). Ethical hedonism is the idea that all people have the right to do...

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Civilization And The Confusion Of Conceptions

Civilization And The Confusion Of Conceptions In the past, civilization was defined as the coexistence of people who come together, whether in a city or district or a village, around humanistic thoughts and feelings and conscious of their being human. Since human beings naturally live in groups, they have, from...

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Man In The ‘Spiral’ Of Thoughts

Man In The ‘Spiral’ Of Thoughts Man is a being shaped in mind and spirit, and in character, in accordance with the view of things and the world that he has acquired after years of thinking and consideration. Thought, intention and ambition are of the same importance in the development...

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