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Sisu - Transforming Barriers into Frontiers [TEDx]

Emilia Lahti, a fellow Penn MAPPster, and Queen of Sisu (as I like to call her) has finally given a TEDx talk. Sisu can be defined as fortitude, perseverance and indomitable determination in the face of extreme adversity. 26 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

Post-Traumatic Superhero Syndrome

I don’t know his name, just his origin. He starts out as a standard lab-coated scientist, arms stretched into a pair of wall-mounted containment gloves as he peers through an observation window at a glowing meteorite in his rubbery fingers. 1,145 more words

Waking Up To Racism

I’m dog-tired. It’s not a physical tired for my garden and yard have been put to bed for the winter. It’s not from too much Thanksgiving turkey since I only like the gravy. 378 more words

Child Abuse

Write to Combat Depression

It’s widely recognised that writing out your feelings and experiences is good for both your mental and physical health, yet I am only just beginning to see a number of resources online that encourage the use of writing and creativity as a tool in combatting depression. 582 more words


More Hugs PLEASE!!

Devonte Hart is a 12 year-old boy who . . . “has a life story that’s almost as big as his heart.”

Police Officer and Young Demonstrator Share Hug during Ferguson Rally In Portland, Oregon



“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

              Winston Churchhill