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Peace and Possibilities

Jun 22, 2022

Not flourishing is what drove her to study positive psychology. 

Positive psychology - what an amazing concept, huh? It's more about figuring out how things can go right.

From depression to positive psychology, my guest this week, Louisa Jewell, has been teaching people about well-being since she discovered it, and is even running organizations to empower people with this knowledge so they can be and feel better.

She simply wanted to figure out how to help herself and others, and then discovered a way.

I say "simply". But of course, it's more like deciding, then figuring it out.  It could take weeks or months. But once you decide to figure it out, you're usually pretty clear on what to do next.

She stays peaceful, happy and content along the way with exercise, meditation, and many other well-being practices.

And she never stops growing. Louisa even became a better speaker by learning stand up comedy.

As she likes to describe herself, she's the drop in the pond; someone who shares information and spreads ideas to help people change their lives for the better.

A few other tips from this episode:

  • Define your own success
  • Run your own race
  • Learn your craft, then craft your job
  • If you are shining, you're going to help more people

Finally, a great tip Louisa offers when interacting with any person, at any time, is to ask yourself: how can I love this person?

How beautiful is that question, huh?

More about Louisa:

Jewell is the Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and holds a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania. Louisa is the host of The Awesome Project, a new Audible Originals Podcast series, appears regularly on CBC radio as a well-being expert and has been featured extensively in other media including Forbes, Fast Company and Oprah Magazine.  She is a featured expert in several documentaries including The Science of Happiness and Mental Health in the City and her best-selling book Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt was named in the top 100 Best Psychology Books of All Time by Book Authority.

To get her free e-book: The Rumination Cure

To get a free chapter of her book:

And check out my bestselling book:

Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career