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Andreea Ursu, Ph.D.

I was born in the beautiful city of Iași, Romania, the North-Eastern city of the European Union. In the past six years I have been living in Turkey, Spain, Jordan and Greece. I am a Psychologist, traveling around the world, learning more about the ways people intentionally and authentically live and give meaning to their lives. […]

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Finding Hope, Inner-Peace, Balance, and Well-Being

Luke Gregory Kocan

Posted Dec 28, 2022

In times such as these, people find themselves questioning their futures.  Many people are worried about their rights, the state of the economy, their ability to pay for future expenses, and, most of all, their own inner happiness. As counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals encounter these issues with clients, one theme appears to […]

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Peace is a Ripple!

Pooja V. Anand

Posted Dec 28, 2022

Conflicts are a part of our everyday life and they occur at various levels. Even though numerous theories and models of conflict have been proposed, somehow we haven’t yet understood the real reason why conflicts occur and why their frequency appear to be increasing day by day. Let’s try to reflect and understand the true […]

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True Educator: A Gift of Hell

R. Michael Fisher

Posted Dec 28, 2022

For the true teacher, teaching is not a technique, it is his [sic] way of life; like a great artist, he would rather starve than give up his creative work. Unless one has this burning desire to teach, one should not be a teacher. It is of the utmost importance that one discover for oneself […]

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Death Anxiety and Peace

Rachel N. Seamans

Posted Dec 28, 2022

Between late 2019 and early 2020, people across the world were thrust into isolation, panic, and fear as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People spent hours at a time watching the news and doom-scrolling Facebook in search of updates, but were ultimately flooded with morbid headlines such as “How High Will It Go? As […]

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Ultimate Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 28, 2022

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Employee engagement (Harter, 2021) and wellbeing (Bersin, 2022) remain the hottest topics during the post-pandemic era. The great resignation, “quiet quitting” (Harter, 2022), and the resistance to return to the office (Cutter & Bindley, 2022; Guilford & Overberg, 2022) are troublesome trends that adversely impact productivity, the economy, and wellbeing. Common sense attributes these developments […]

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Is Meaningful Work a Pipe Dream?

Should managers strive to provide meaningful work to their employees?

Gerald L. Finch

Posted Sep 28, 2022

Can organizations create meaningful work for their employees? The answer seems to be…not in most cases. Our research tells us that not only is it exceedingly difficult to achieve this for most employees but focusing on meaningful work is not the best place to start when it comes to retaining and motivating your best and […]

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