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 psychiatrist Samantha Boardman that every session only made her feel worse, Samantha 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 Samantha went back to school, got a Masters, on top of her MD, in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and she’s 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
Max makes sure the art looks good, the course is charted and the sails are full of wind. He has a strong interest in evolutionary psychology, digital behavior and the ultimate positive prescription: pets. How he stays positive? “Morning dog run with my beasts, reading, writing and horror movies.”
Favorite quote: “Do, or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
The glue that holds it all together, Mel spearheads 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