Please download and use these tools:


  • Positive Psychology News Daily: Positive Psychology News Daily provides the latest news about happiness, the “science of happiness,” and positive psychology. Our goal is to be your fun, collaborative place for a research-based daily boost of happiness.
  • TED: A leading-edge website and group of conferences that create a stage to amplify ideas worth spreading. has a library of more than 500 amazing TEDTalks that have become the reference point for remarkable presentations on world-changing ideas.
  • VIA Institute on Character: VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of the personality traits that are the building blocks for individual and societal flourishing.
  • What Makes Us Happy?: An article on the most comprehensive longitudinal study in history: for 72 years researchers at Harvard have been following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s to discover what makes a good life.
  • Brief Guided Meditation
  • Brief Guided Meditation


Positive Psychology, is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play:

  • Bryant, Fred & Veroff, Joseph (2006) Savoring: A New Model of Positive Experience
  • Cooperrider, David (2005) Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change
  • Tal Ben-Shahar (2007) Happier
  • Dutton, Jane (2003) Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work

These are classics for good reason:

  • Gerber, Michael E (1995) The E Myth Revisited
  • Covey, Stephen R. (1989) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1994) The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

A fun way to learn about time management:

  • Loflin, Jones & Musig, Todd (2007) Juggling Elephants

Wisdom from the “father of coaching”:

  • Leonard, Thomas J. (1998) The Portable Coach

Every college student and anyone changing careers should check this out:

  • Pink, Daniel H. (2008) Johnny Bunko, The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

Networking 101:

  • Fisher, Donna & Vilas, Sandy (2nd edition 2000) Power Networking

Leadership, practical and inspirational:

  • Tom Rath and Barry Conchie (Hardcover – Jan 6, 2009) Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Scott Asalone and Jan Sparrow (Perfect Paperback – Nov 1, 2008) Pathways to Greatness

Spirituality, essential to personal and professional growth:

  • George Vaillant (Hardcover – May 20, 2008) Spiritual Evolution: A Scientific Defense of Faith
  • Jack Kornfield (Paperback – Jun 1, 1993) A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
  • Deepak (Author) Chopra (Hardcover – Nov 30, 1994) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

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