I recently had the incredible privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. She’s one of the world’s most prolific and esteemed academics in the field of positive psychology. I barely maintained my composure as I got to listen to her share her groundbreaking findings about the clinically measurable impacts of positive emotion on numerous […]

Personal Growth

Feeling Good is Good for You

This is the final installment of our series on the most common “cognitive distortions,” or thinking errors.  Cognitive distortion #9 is… Disqualifying the positive What it is: “Disqualifying the positive” is a cognitive distortion that involves downplaying or dismissing positive experiences, achievements, or feedback while focusing solely on the negative aspects of a situation.  It’s almost as […]

Career, Personal Growth

Disqualifying the Positive