Positive Living Newsletter

Featured Member: Claude-Hélène Mayer

Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Claude-Hélène Mayer (Dr. disc. pol. habil., PhD, PhD, MA hist-phil, MSc) is a Full Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Adjunct Professor (PD) at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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Featured Member: Elisabeth Vanderheiden

Elisabeth Vanderheiden

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Elisabeth Vanderheiden is a pedagogue, theologian, intercultural mediator, managing director of the Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate, and the federal chairwoman of the Catholic Adult Education of Germany.

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Featured Member: Niki Glanz

Niki Glanz

Posted Mar 27, 2019

My involvement with INPM actually began when I realized something was missing from popular psychology forums, namely the spiritual dimension. After searching the web for a more inclusive organization, I presented at INPM’s 2014 meaning conference. Dazzled by the breadth of knowledge and perspectives shared there, I repeated my involvement in 2016.

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Featured Member: David Stefan

David Stefan

Posted Mar 27, 2019

I have served most of my professional career in higher education administration and instruction and as a therapist. After completing a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Arts in Theology at Asbury Seminary, I continued on with my Ph.D. in Counseling, Education and Program Development at the Union Institute and University.

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Integrating Addiction Research

Geoff Thompson

Posted Mar 27, 2019

If you were to survey the literature on addiction and its treatment—more than 60 journals and countless books—you’d find many ways of making sense of the problem.

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The Double Spell of Shame

Elisabeth Vanderheiden
Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Most people interpret shame as a negative thing: an extremely stressful experience, an instrument of individual or group oppression, or a humiliating experience of exclusion and exposure. Increasingly, however, understanding shame in different cultural contexts and, especially, from the perspective of positive psychology, has shown that shame can be a resource.

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Let Your Vulnerability be Your Strength

Paul T.P. Wong

Posted Mar 23, 2019

Are you worried about being vulnerable? “Vulnerability” is derived from the Latin word vulnerare (to be wounded); it describes the potential to be injured physically and/or psychologically. Generally, people consider vulnerability as weakness and the opposite of resilience.

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Milestones—past and future

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 4, 2019

I want to wish every Meaning Partner a Happy New Year! Looking back, it has been an exciting year with our 20th anniversary celebration for the INPM and my 80th birthday celebration.

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Featured Member: Roumen Bezergianov

Roumen Bezergianov

Posted Jan 3, 2019

My name is Roumen Bezergianov, and I am the author of Character Education with Chess, published as an e-book on Amazon, and translated in Bulgarian, Farsi, Slovak, and Turkish. I am a licensed professional counselor at Arizona State University Counseling Services.

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The Opioid Crisis as a Problem of Meaning

Posted Jan 3, 2019

The opioid crisis and fentanyl, the opioid most responsible for drug overdoses, has once again brought addiction into focus. In British Columbia, where the crisis is at its worst in Canada, the overdose death rate from illicit drugs has been rising since 2008.

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