Your roadmap to a happier, healthier life

Paths to Positivity is a five-week program that helps you put the science of positive psychology into practice. The program includes three paths to happiness: connection, mood and purpose.  In 2017 our community of staff and faculty will focused on connecting with others. In 2018 we invite you to participate in the “Mood Matters” path. Follow us on this path to implement simple strategies that lift your spirits and boost our mood.

How Paths to Positivity works

By registering, you’ll receive an email each week for five weeks. The program includes a pre- and post-assessment, as well as your own personal travel log to record your progress along your journey. Throughout the program you’ll: learn, explore, act and share, all with a focus on boosting your mood to increase your happiness and strengthen your resiliency.

You’ll also be invited to two events that will give you the opportunity to boost your mood and connect with other colleagues who are participating in the program.  Those who attend will be entered to win a copy of Martin Seligman’s book, “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being.”

Paths to Positivity Coffee Break

Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Barbara B. Davis SPACE, 309, Library

RSVPs are appreciated but not required

Paths to Positivity Coffee Break

Wednesday, November 7, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Barbara B. Davis SPACE, 309, Library

RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Who can participate?

All staff and faculty are eligible to participate, regardless of whether you have HealthPartners insurance.

How and when can I sign up?

REGISTER HERE

Register before October 12, 2018.  The five-week challenge kicks off October 15 and goes through November 6.

Print or save your copy of the Paths to Positivity Travel Log.  This is your personal log.  You will not need to turn it in at the end of the program.  Consider printing extra copies to involve your family or friends.

Paths to Positivity Travel Log: Path 2 Mood Matters

Earn rewards

Submit a weekly “highpoint” to Kelly Fang to share something you learned, something that created a sense of happiness, something you’re grateful for, etc. and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a coffee gift card.  Each week there will be a drawing for two $5 gift cards.

Attend the Paths to Positivity Coffee Breaks to connect with others and boost your mood, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Martin Seligman’s book, “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being.”

Complete the Post-Challenge Evaluation by Friday, November 16 to be entered in our 2019 well-being prize drawings and have another chance to win a copy of “Flourish.”

Please note: The IRS requires taxation of the prize value.

Questions? Contact Kelly Fang at kfang@macalester.edu or call 651-696-6963

This program was adapted with permission from Hennepin County Public Health