PositivePrescriptionSM is about making life just a little bit better: the tweaks and changes that are life-enhancing and resilience-building. The focus is on building what’s strong, not just fixing what’s wrong. It is all science-backed, research-driven, actionable, productive and digestible. Never finger wagging or guilt-inducing, the word “should” is not in our vocabulary. Wellbeing is a verb.
DR. SAMANTHA BOARDMAN
After a patient told me that every session only made her feel worse, I realized, “She was right. I knew how to dial down her misery, but I knew nothing about how to build up her strengths and cultivate wellbeing.” So I went back to school, received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and I have been practicing Positive Psychiatry ever since.
Favorite quote: Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine. -Margaret Thatcher
Mel, acting as Managing Editor, spearheads content, special projects, communications and social media. An avid consumer of pop-culture, celebrity gossip and politics, Mel makes sure Positive Prescription has a finger on trend. How does she stay positive? Spending weekends in the country, connecting with nature.
Favorite quote: “Left wing, chicken wing, it don’t make no difference to me.” -Woodie Guthrie