Using Positive Psychology to Flourish During and after Divorce


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Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is the CEO of The Flourishing Center, an organization dedicated to “training the change agents of the world” by using science to help people lead more fulfilling lives. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss how to navigate your emotions during divorce and to share three tips on how to change your habits.

  • Self-awareness brings about self-compassion, which brings self-care, which enables more self-awareness. Human beings have been wired with a negativity bias, so we pay more attention to the negatives, regardless of the existence or abundance of positives.
  • Many people assume that happiness is an event that takes place in the absence of difficulty. Positive psychology advocates approaching emotions as a science to identify what skills are necessary to build and maintain happiness and resilience.
  • Changing your habits involves changing how you think, how you feel, and what you do.
  • The main thing that distinguishes humans from animals is that we can actively choose our response to stimulus.


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