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The Meaningful Living Project

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 4, 2021

What is the greatest need in these uncertain times? What are people’s deepest yearnings? What is your most cherished dream? Yes, I know the popular answers: Good economy, good paying jobs, happiness, success and all things that people typically strive for. But have you considered the unlikely answer that meaningful living might be what people […]

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A Brief Overview of the Meaning of Love (Part 1)

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 4, 2021

Love can be either the most powerful motivation for growth or the most destructive force in your life — it all depends on the kind of love you have embraced. According to Rubin (1970), love has three components: (1) an affiliative and dependent need, (2) a predisposition to help, and (3) exclusiveness and absorption. Liking […]

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New Member: Ruth Cooper-Dickson, BA (Hons), MA, MSc

A positive psychology practitioner and resilience, wellbeing and accredited trauma-informed coach, I work with individuals, global brands, and charities to help them thrive. Bringing with me many years of experience in Mental Wealth consultancy, accredited coaching and training, my work has taken me to diverse environments—from multinational corporates to refugee camps in the Greek Isles, and […]

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New Member Monique Harwood-Lynn

New Member: Monique Harwood-Lynn

Hello, INPM!  I consider myself fortunate to live, work and play on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I returned to Canada 5 years ago after nearly 30 years living in the southwest tip of England, raising a family and working for the National Health Service as an Occupational Therapist (OT), mostly in community mental […]

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Featured Member: Karen Holtmaat

My name is Karen and I currently work as an assistant professor of psychosocial oncology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am a member of the research group ‘living together with cancer’ in which we focus on quality of life and psychological well-being of cancer patients. We develop interventions aimed at improving self-management, […]

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Ground Breaking Perspective Provides a Simple yet Meaningful Solution to Suffering Brought About by the Pandemic

Pooja V. Anand

Posted Jun 15, 2021

The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has created immense suffering around the world. Psychologists worldwide are trying to understand the mental health implications of the pandemic and are coming up with various ways and means to combat this suffering. Surprisingly, most of these approaches look at suffering as something to be avoided as it is ‘negative’. However, […]

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The Power of Music During a Global Pandemic

Tim Yu

Posted Jun 15, 2021

It is difficult to overstate the impact of music during times of hardship. Examples such as Shostakovich’s magnificent Leningrad symphony, the blues from the Mississippi Delta, and the three days of peace at the 1969 Woodstock festival show how music allows us to continue our individual or collective struggle, unite us under a single goal […]

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Understanding Pandemic Anxiety Allows Us to Transcend It

Geoff Thompson

Posted Jun 15, 2021

Psychologists featured in blogs and newscasts have focused on helping people ease their immediate struggles with anxiety. These experts publicize breathing techniques, diet, physical exercise, and sleep hygiene. They recommend getting together with friends and extended family over the internet. From this perspective, there isn’t much point to recommend more than basic cognitive-behavioral coping skills […]

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