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The Science of Identifying and Leveraging your strengths : Sherri Fisher

Positive Education is a brand new-ish scientific discipline which aims at systematically studying learning through the lens of individual strengths and personal motivation. Sherri Fisher, my guest in this episode, is at the helm of this new wave in educational theory. Sherri was the first person with an educational background to study with Martin Seligman, one of the founders of the Positive Psychology movement at Penn!

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Reclaim your Future and Catapult your Success with Scott Sonnon

Five-time martial arts World Champion Scott Sonnon, whose recent TEDx talk on learning disabilities has reached more than 50 million people, jams with me about his new autobiography, “A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius”. Sonnon faced dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for “disruptive classroom behavior”, and yet

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Dyslexia’s Hidden Talents with Larry Banks

“I Do not have these cognitive strengths despite my dyslexia, I have them because of it”

Those inspiring , insightful and empowering words were uttered in the above interview by Larry Banks, Chair of Media Arts Department at LIU. Larry credits his dyslexia super- star strengths for his major badass film success partnering with brands such as Nike, Levi’s and AT&T. And now Larry is compelled to get the word out on Dyslexia’s cognitive advantages, and is channeling his own super star skills to create a documentary about Dyslexia, dubbed non other than ,”Hidden Talents”!






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Supersurvivors book

The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Successes

Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.

These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they have found flies in the face of conventional wisdom—that positive thinking may hinder more than help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic expectations may be a key to great succes






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