Tuesday, May 26 – 5:00 PM ET
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James Pawelski is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-founded the world’s first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman in 2005. The Founding Executive Director of the International Positive Psychology Association, James is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. He launched a new interdisciplinary undergraduate course at Penn this spring called “The Pursuit of Happiness” to help students learn how to increase their well-being. An international keynote speaker who regularly makes presentations in Spanish as well as English, he has given talks in more than 20 countries on six continents, including “Romance and Research”™ workshops with his wife Suzie. He is the author of The Dynamic Individualism of William James, co-editor of On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology, and co-author (with Suzie) of Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and has been featured in major U.S. and international media.
Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “The Happy Couple,” was the catalyst for “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology To Build Love That Lasts,” the book she co-wrote with her husband James. Suzie blogs for Psychology Today and writes the “Science of Well-being” column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor.
Tuesday, May 5 – 12:00 PM ET
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Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist who uses vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world. Britto, founder of the Happy Art Movement, has created a visual language of love, hope, and happiness inspiring millions worldwide. He generously created the artwork for the first World Happiness Summit, where he shared his passion and purpose with the WOHASU Community.
Britto uses vibrant, iconic imagery and fun patterns to reflect his optimism. Self-taught at an early age, he painted on scraps of paper, cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”
Be part of The Happy Art Movement and help share happiness, love, optimism, and hope right now with the people and places that need it most. Romero Britto will join us on the WOHASU Community platform to share about the power of art as he paints live at his studio.
Express yourself creatively by downloading Britto’s beautiful coloring book and sharing your art with us! Click Here to Download
“Art and Happiness are too important not to share” -Romero Britto, founder of The Happy Art Movement
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The WOHASU Community is excited to launch an 8-week series, “Dealing With Coronavirus: cultivating Resilience” featuring Dr. Sandro Formica who will share his expertise on how to use the Science of Happiness to increase physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing during these challenging times.
Session 1: Laying the Foundation for Resiliency in the Era of Coronavirus with Dr. Sandro Formica
We will explore the importance of psychological wellbeing in relation to physical wellbeing, as well as provide evidence-based tips to show you how to improve both. We will also discuss how to handle challenging emotions in a positive way and end the session with a Q&A.
Dr. Formica is an international speaker, author, and university professor who created a holistic model in developing the self that unifies simple core concepts and methodologies from coaching, human needs, mind imagery, education, neuroscience, wellbeing, psychology, and mindfulness.