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Author : Fred B. Bryant
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This book is about savoring life—the capacity to attend to the joys, pleasures, and other positive feelings that we experience in our lives. The authors enhance our understanding of what savoring is and the conditions under which it occurs. Savoring provides a new theoretical model for conceptualizing and understanding the psychology of enjoyment and the processes through which people manage positive emotions. The authors review their quantitative research on savoring, as well as the research of others, and provide measurement instruments with scoring instructions for assessing and studying savoring. Authors Bryant and Veroff outline the necessary preconditions that must exist for savoring to occur and distinguish savoring from related concepts such as coping, pleasure, positive affect, emotional intelligence, flow, and meditation. The book’s lifespan perspective includes a conceptual analysis of the role of time in savoring. Savoring is also considered in relation to human concerns, such as love, friendship, physical and mental health, creativity, and spirituality. Strategies and hands-on exercises that people can use to enhance savoring in their lives are provided, along with a review of factors that enhance savoring. Savoring is intended for researchers, students, and practitioners interested in positive psychology from the fields of social, clinical, health, and personality psychology and related disciplines. The book may serve as a supplemental text in courses on positive psychology, emotion and motivation, and other related topics. The chapters on enhancing savoring will be especially attractive to clinicians and counselors interested in intervention strategies for positive psychological adjustment.

Savoring Life

Author : The Sapiens Network
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SAVORING LIFE FIND TRUE HAPPINESS BY LIVING IN THE PRESENT, MINDFULLY AND GRATEFULLY ABOUT THIS BOOK To understand why you should savor life, let’s first understand what it means to savor each moment. Savoring is a way of living that involves appreciating the good things in your life. It helps you focus on the positive in every situation and appreciate what you have instead of focusing on what you lack. Savoring makes us happier and more grateful. When we think about our past or future, we tend not to be as happy as when we manage to concentrate on the present moment. This is because when we are thinking about either past or future events, our brain cannot fully process them because they did not happen yet or have already happened, causing us anxiety and preventing us from accepting both good things (like having money) or bad things happening now (like losing a job). CONTENT Introduction What Is Savoring The Moment In Psychology? What Are The Three Levels Of Savoring Life? What Are The Benefits Of Learning How To Savor The Moment In Life? Why Savoring The Moment Helps You Deal With Sadness And Anxiety? Why Savoring The Moment Brings You Closer To Your Loved Ones? How To Focus On Details To Savor The Moment? How To Focus On Sensations To Savor The Moment? What Is The Negativity Bias? How To Focus On The Positive To Savor Life? Why Feeling Gratitude Can Also Improve Your Ability To Savor The Moment? How To Keep A Gratitude Journal? How To Create Mental Pictures To Savor Life? Why Pursue Your Hobbies To Savor Life? How Mindful Eating Can Help You Savor Life? How To Practice Mindful Eating? Why Share Your Feelings With Others To Savor The Moment? How Remembering How Quickly Time Flies Helps You Savor Life? How To Savor Life In Tough Times? What Is Dampening Positive Feelings? How To Use Savoring To Avoid Dampening Positive Feelings? Why Meditation Can Help You Savor The Present Moment? How To Savor The Past? How To Savor The Future? ABOUT THE SAPIENS NETWORK The content in this guide is based on extensive official research and comes from a variety of sources, mostly from books published by experts who have mastered each of the topics presented here and who are backed by internationally recognized careers. Therefore, the reader will be able to acquire a large amount of knowledge from more than one reliable and specialized source. This happens because we rely only on official and endorsed media. In addition, we also collect information from different web pages, courses, biographies, and interviews, so we give the reader a broad overview of their topics of interest. We have not only checked that the sources of knowledge are relevant, but we have also made a very careful selection of the final information that makes up this guide. With great practicality, we have compiled the most useful concepts and put them in a way that are easiest for the reader to learn. Our ultimate goal is to simplify all the ideas that they are fully understandable and so that the reader can enjoy a pleasant, practical, and simple reading. This is why we strive to provide only the key information from each expert. In this guide, the reader will not find redundancies or unnecessary or irrelevant content. Each chapter covers the essential and leaves out everything that could be deemed as extra or that does not add anything new to the selected concepts. Thus, the reader will be able to enjoy a text where they will easily find specialized information that comes exclusively from experts and that has been selected with the greatest effectiveness.

Savoring the Past

Author : Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
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Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table. In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.

Positive Education

Author : Jacolyn M. Norrish
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As part of the Oxford Series in Positive Psychology, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey is the story of one school's development of a more holistic approach to education: one with student wellbeing at its heart. Balancing academic findings from the thriving field of Positive Psychology, whilst exploring the adaptation of this science into an innovative radical new approach to teaching called Positive Education, iPositive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey rprovides an explanation of the key tenets of Positive Psychology and examines the practical application of this research, leading to the Geelong Grammar School's cultivation of the ground-breaking Positive Education program. With a foreword by Martin Seligman and contributions from such well-recognised names in the field as Roy Baumeister, Tal Ben-Shahar, Barbara Fredrickson, Craig Hassed, Felicia Huppert, Sue Jackson, Nansook Park, Karen Reivich, Pninit Russo-Netzer, and George Vaillant, this book fills a crucial space between academic theory and practical application making it a landmark publication on Positive Education. Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey will provide academics and students of Positive Psychology with an invaluable resource. Moreover, the book offers educational practitioners the key facets of the approach so as to inspire them to embark on their own journey with Positive Education.

Family Life Education

Author : Stephen F. Duncan
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Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thoroughly updated edition begin by discussing the foundations of family life education and encourage readers to develop their own outreach philosophies. The book then helps readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and how to form and use community collaborations and use principles of social marketing to promote programs. The Second Edition contains five new chapters on education for personal well-being, marriage and relationship education, parenting education, sexuality education, and narratives of family life educators. The authors' practical, hands-on experience is used to demonstrate how readers can put principles from the latest and best scholarship into action and reinforced with the Interactive Explorations sections throughout.

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology

Author : Jennifer S. Cheavens
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Positive psychology tackles the big questions: What does it mean to live a 'good life'? What helps people to flourish and access their optimal potential? And how can we increase our capacities for joy, meaning, and hope? This engaging textbook emphasizes the science of positive psychology - students don't simply learn about positive psychology in the abstract, but instead are exposed to the fascinating research that supports its conclusions.Bridging theory and practice, this textbook connects up-to-date research with real-world examples and guides students to apply evidence-based practices in their own lives. Its comprehensive coverage includes major new topics, such as spirituality, therapeutic interventions, mindfulness, and positive relationships. Featured pedagogy includes 'Are You Sure about That?' boxes presenting methodological and statistical principles in context, and 'Practice Positive Psychology' activities to extend student learning, while online resources include lecture slides, a test bank, and an instructor manual.

The Edible Monument

Author : Marcia Reed
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The Edible Monument considers the elaborate architecture, sculpture, and floats made of food that were designed for court and civic celebrations in early modern Europe. These include popular festivals such as Carnival and the Italian Cuccagna. Like illuminations and fireworks, ephemeral artworks made of food were not well documented and were challenging to describe because they were perishable and thus quickly consumed or destroyed. In times before photography and cookbooks, there were neither literary models nor a repertoire of conventional images for how food and its preparation should be explained or depicted. Although made for consumption, food could also be a work of art, both as a special attraction and as an expression of power. Formal occasions and spontaneous celebrations drew communities together, while special foods and seasonal menus revived ancient legends, evoking memories and recalling shared histories, values, and tastes. Drawing on books, prints, and scrolls that document festival arts, elaborate banquets, and street feasts, the essays in this volume examine the mythic themes and personas employed to honor and celebrate rulers; the methods, materials, and wares used to prepare, depict, and serve food; and how foods such as sugar were transformed to express political goals or accomplishments. This book is published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute from October 13, 2015, to March 23, 2016.

Savoring Sage Time

Author : I. Leahanna Young
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The media's focus on the assumption that we should avoid growing old at all costs creates a fear of approaching these aging years. But in Savoring Sage Time, author I. Leahanna Young provides a road map for growing old and wise and appreciating the mature years of life's journey. Young offers insights into the value of the role of the wise sage in today's world and shares vignettes from real people whose experiences provide evidence that aging can be a rich adventure and that there is value in years lived. Savoring Sage Time tells the humorous, courageous, and colorful stories of Smokey the motorcycle sage, a sage in disguise, Nancylee the range boss sage, and the bounce-back sage. Savoring Sage Time discusses the ABCs of becoming wise and shows you how to appreciate life's gifts of taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight by being awake and open in each moment. It reveals the ways to live a life of learning, to be fully alive, and to leave a legacy of wisdom.

Holy Feast and Holy Fast

Author : Caroline Walker Bynum
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Examines the role of food in the religion of women in the Middle Ages and argues that food practices enabled women to exert power in the family and define their religious vocations


Author : Barbara Fredrickson
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Better than happiness, positivity will boost your life, not just your smile Drawing on more than twenty years of scientific research into positive emotions, world renowned researcher Dr Barbara Fredrickson shows us that attaining positivity is not about striving to be an annoyingly and unnaturally cheerful 'Pollyanna'. Rather, it is about putting into practice the '3-to-1 ratio' of positive to negative emotions, the crucial tipping point that will enable you to embark on an 'upward spiral' towards a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life.