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I think of positive emotions as nutrients. In the same way that we need to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to be healthy, we need a variety of positive emotions in our daily experience to help us become more resourceful versions of ourselves" -Professor Barbara Fredrickson (university of N. Carolina)

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Barbara Fredrickson explains how positive emotions build our intellectual, psychological, physical and social resources to allow us to flourish. Want to learn more about how to bring out the best in your children? Visit www.michellemcquaid.com.

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Don’t worry, be happy (33 photos)

Thankful for having the light shown to me and for changes that have made me the happiest I've ever been...blessed

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Dr Barbara Fredrickson shares her newest research on Love and how micro-moments of connection allow us to thrive. Want to learn more about how to bring out the best in your children? Visit www.michellemcquaid.com.

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Positive Psychology is a free online class taught by Barbara L. Fredrickson of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013 - (one of them:) When Barbara Fredrickson and Steve Cole compared the immune cells of people who reported being “happy” with those of people who reported “a sense of direction and meaning,” the people leading meaningful lives seemed to have stronger immune systems.