PosiWords ~ Dozens and dozens of new Positive Words to share!

Positive Words Create a Positive Mind

Vocabuleverage, optimism, road-nice, accentuactivity, biophilia, vocabuleverage, joy, midsight, jubilingo, awe, outernationalist, exstatisfy, serene, positibilitarian, gratitude, forgiveness, yes, patience, perseverance, UPower, harmony and PosiRipple, are some of the many PosiWords that you can look up.   (see below).

Your own words are the bricks and mortar  of the dreams you want to realize.Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.  ~ Sonia Croquette ~

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We must balance our natural human wiring toward negative thinking. Our brains are naturally wired like velcro for negativity and teflon to positivity. So become a possibilitarian and see something good in every situation – is what we have to do! Say 100 PosiWords before letting that negative one creep in.

Cheers!  ~ David Schmelzer PI Officer of PosiWords!

A Recent Study says kids hear 432 Negative Statements to 32 Positive Statements ~ Jack Canfield  

Thus the importance of PosiWords! Part of the idea of PosiWords, it to use seldom used words in a positive context to replace far too often words in a negative context. IE: Mindful for Mindless or thoughtless as in to “BE” mindful to “accentuate” the positive



optimism comes from faith and hope combined with confidence. It's the Positive Imperative.PosiWord of the week: OPTIMISM

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller

op·ti·mism noun \ˈäp-tə-ˌmi-zəm\

Definition of OPTIMISM

1: a doctrine that this world is the best possible world
2: an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome

Examples of OPTIMISM

Both of them expressed optimism about the future of the town.
The early sales reports are cause for optimism.
There is growing optimism that the problem can be corrected.
He maintains a sense of optimism, despite all that has happened.

Origin of OPTIMISM

French optimisme, from Latin optimum, noun, best, from neuter of optimus best; akin to Latin ops power — more at opulent
First Known Use: 1759

Related to OPTIMISM

Synonyms: bullishness, sanguinity
Antonyms: bearishness, pessimism
Related Words: brightness, cheerfulness, perkiness, sunniness; hope, hopefulness, rosiness; idealism, meliorism



POSIWORD OF THE WEEK: ACCENTUACTIVITY by PosiWord team leader David Schmelzer408982_10200226393875299_1173885446_n

ac·cen·tu·ac·tiv·i·ty noun



1: the quality or state of putting a positive life into practice
2: the state of high growth and beneficial activity that results from a positively focused life.
3: the state of acting positively NOW! and the beneficial effect on your life.


You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your life and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ~Ralph Marston

First Known Use: 21st century – in English
Related to Accentuate and Activity

Synonyms: actability, capability, activate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on



PosiWord of the week: ROAD-NICE [New word]

noun \ˈrōd – ˈnīs\

road-niceDefinition of ROAD-NICE:
The attitude opposed to road rage, that refers to driving positively, calmly, and thoughtfully helping oneself as well as others to achieve maximum safety and health, and to save lives.

Synonym – PosiDriving.  Positive Driving.  

Related – PosiDrivers  

People who are road-nice are PosiDrivers.

Examples of ROAD-NICE:
– I’ve been healthier and happier since turning my road rage into road-nice.
– Have some road-nice and help out other drivers on the road.
– Traffic requires a great amount of road-nice and patience.


Biophilia_Posiword_Positive ImperativePosiWord of the week: BIOPHILIA via Tammy Van Eck Full

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” E. O. Wilson

bio·phil·ia noun \ˌbī-ō-ˈfi-lē-ə, -ˈfēl-yə\

Definition of BIOPHILIA
hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature

New Latin, First Known Use: 1979

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POSITIVE WORD OF THE WEEK: Vocabuleverage  new word by PosiWord team leader David Schmelzer
479829_10200104005295661_1279776373_nnoun vō-ˈka-byə-ˌle-və-rij
1: the powerful mental, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of consciously using positive words in one’s daily communications.
2: a : the effectiveness in one’s life of consistently using the sum and stock of words employed by a group and field of understanding in the Positive Imperative
b: the same benefits in other’s lives by using this sum and stock of posiwords or thoughts
3: a supply of growth oriented expressive techniques, words, phrases and communication

1. The basic vocabulerage found in the English or any international language was estimated to be over 50% of commonly used words.
2. She directly experience a lot of new vocabularevage as she practiced speaking well for herself thru posiwords.
3. He has a somewhat limited vocabuleverage because he tended to criticize and judge others unnecessarily.
4. Reading the Positive Imperative helped to expand her vocabuleverage.
5. The vocabuleverage of the art world blends many forms of expression along with words.
6. The Internet has given us a whole way to share vocabuleverage.

First Known Use of vocabuleverage March 3, 2013 by the Positive Imperative



PosiWord of the week: JOY

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” — Mother Teresa


Joy: noun ˈjȯi

Definition of JOY
1 a: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
b: the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
2: a state of happiness or felicity : bliss
3: a source or cause of delight

Examples of JOY

Their sorrow turned to joy.
I can hardly express the joy I felt at seeing her again.
Seeing her again brought tears of joy to my eyes.
The flowers are a joy to behold!
What a joy it was to see her again.

Origin of JOY
Middle English, from Anglo-French joie, from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium, from gaudēre to rejoice; probably akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice
First Known Use: 13th century


POSIWORD OF THE WEEK: MINDSIGHT  noun ˈmīn(d)sīt submitted by PosiWord team leader David Smelzer.
mindsightDefinition of MINDSIGHT
1: the way we can focus attention on the nature of our internal world
2: how we get insight into ourselves and empathy for others
3: being present so you monitor what’s going on, and to then modify what’s happening in our life – to our psychological and physical benefits and for those of others.

First Known Use of MINDSIGHT ~1999 – Daniel J. Siegel, MD

“Each of us needs periods in which our minds can focus inwardly(and develop Mindsight). Solitude is an essential experience for the mind to organize its own processes and create an internal state of resonance”
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POSIWORD OF THE WEEK: JUBILINGO submitted by PosWord team member Michael Plishka

Jubilingo_Pfish_Definition of JUBILINGO
: exultant speaking and use of positive words
: speaking with growth oriented words and intention that express joy and triumph
: skilled use of words to promote evolving and growing life and culture
: the special vocabulary of the interest of speaking well for yourself and others

Examples of JUBILINGO
1. When we fill our speaking with jubilingo, we can experience great benefits in our lives and those around us.
2. The nominee’s jubilngo filled speech energized the cheering crowd

First Known Use of JUBILINGO

Definition of JUBILINGO
: exultant speaking and use of positive words
: speaking with growth oriented words and intention that express joy and triumph
: skilled use of words to promote evolving and growing life and culture
: the special vocabulary of the interest of speaking well for yourself and others

Examples of JUBILINGO
1. When we fill our speaking with jubilingo, we can experience great benefits in our lives and those around us.
2. The nominee’s jubilngo filled speech energized the cheering crowd

First Known Use of JUBILINGO

Definition of JUBILINGO
: exultant speaking and use of positive words
: speaking with growth oriented words and intention that express joy and triumph
: skilled use of words to promote evolving and growing life and culture
: the special vocabulary of the interest of speaking well for yourself and others

Examples of JUBILINGO
1. When we fill our speaking with jubilingo, we can experience great benefits in our lives and those around us.
2. The nominee’s jubilngo filled speech energized the cheering crowd

First Known Use of JUBILINGO
2013 by Michael Plishka



PosiWord of the week: AWE, submitted by PosiWord team member Bashaar Trefi

Awe_PosiWord“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” — Albert Einstein

Awe noun ˈȯ

Definition of AWE
1: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime <stood in awe of the king> <regard nature’s wonders with awe>
2: archaic
a : dread, terror
b : the power to inspire dread

Examples of AWE
– It was a sight that filled me with awe and reverence.
– a person who inspires feelings of awe in others


outernationalist_posiwordPosiWord of the week: OUTERNATIONALIST new word, submitted by Blues Panther. Poster by Bashaar Treffi

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” — Albert Camus


the absolute individualist; free from nation, space, and time.

1. One might need a passport, but in heart one is free if he/she were a true outernationalist.
2. I’m an outernationalist; the whole world is my home, and all the people are my family.



POSIWORD OF THE WEEK: ECSTATIFY submitted by PI PosiWord team leader David Schmelzer.


transitive verb ek-ˈsta-ti-ˌfī

Definition of ECSTATIFY
1: of, relating to, or bringing about ecstasy.
2: To bring about a positive, motivating attitude to others.
— ec•stat•i•cal•ly adverb

Examples of ECSTATIFY
1. His word moved to ecstatify the audience with an immensely positive feeling.
2. He used positive words to promote the well-being of others and ecstatify them.
3. “Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Ecstatify all the feelings and bring the desired goal into view.” ~Grace Spear (paraphrased)


Serene submitted by PosiWord team member Bashaar Treffi.

a : clear and free of storms or unpleasant change <sereneskies>

b : shining bright and steady <the moon, serene in glory — Alexander Pope>

: august —used as part of a title <His Serene Highness>
: marked by or suggestive of utter calm and unruffled reposeor quietude <a serene smile>
— se·rene·ly adverb
— se·rene·ness  noun

“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” — Paramahansa Yogananda



Possibilitarian, resubmitted by David Schmelzer as being in need of more exposure.  Originally this word was defined by Norman Vincent Peal, and  Possibilitarianism   first defined by neuroscientist David Eagleman  Existing Word (border line only accepted in Urban Dictionary. and in need of promotion and universal use.

Someone who believes that there are always possibilities, if you look for them. The word comes from Norman Vincent ‘Power of Positive Thinking’ Peale, who wrote: “I challenge you to become a ‘possibilitarian’. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they are always there.”

Urban Dictionary


possible – capable of making happen

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities. Always see them, for they’re always there.

~Norman Vincent Peale


Inspire ~ Existing word, submitted by PosiWord team member – Bashaar Treffi.


 [in-spahyuh r]  Show IPA verb, in·spired, in·spir·ing.

verb (used with object)

1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.


to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.


to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.


to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.


to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like, does: They were inspired by a belief in a better future.





Gratitude – Existing Word submitted by David Schmelzer PosiWord team leader.

A perfect word for the Christmas season.

Definition of GRATITUDE

: the state of being grateful : thankfulness

Examples of GRATITUDE

  1. Let me express my sincere gratitude for all your help.
  2. We remember with gratitude those who died defending our country.


Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratusgrateful

First Known Use: 1523


Forgive (Existing word) Submitted by PosiWord Team member Blues Panther.

v. for·gave (-gv), for·giv·en (-gvn), for·giv·ingfor·gives

1. To excuse for a fault or an offense; pardon.
2. To renounce anger or resentment against.
3. To absolve from payment of (a debt, for example).


To accord forgiveness.

[Middle English forgiven, from Old English forgiefan; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

for·giva·ble adj.
for·giva·bly adv.
for·giver n.
Synonyms: forgive, pardon, excuse, condone
These verbs mean to refrain from imposing punishment on an offender or demanding satisfaction for an offense. The first three can be used as conventional ways of offering apology. More strictly, to forgive is to grant pardon without harboring resentment: “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them” (Oscar Wilde).
Pardon more strongly implies release from the liability for or penalty entailed by an offense: After the revolution all political prisoners were pardoned.
To excuse is to pass over a mistake or fault without demanding punishment or redress: “There are some acts of injustice which no national interest can excuse” (J.A. Froude).
To condone is to overlook an offense, usually a serious one, and often suggests tacit forgiveness: Failure to protest the policy may imply a willingness to condone it.


Yesability  New Word suggested by Karen Cumming

Yesability! –> the ability to respond in a consistently positive manner.

Yesability – the proclivity and respond affirmatively in general positive situations.

The quality of often responding YES.

Lots of people look for reasons things won’t work, however a person with a high yesability factor is optimistic that most if not all things are possible and so say yes when it comes to trying the possibility that it might work.

When you blue sky ideas and possibilities positive people with yesability always answer in the affirmative.




Patience ~

pa·tience  ~

  [pey-shuh ns]  Show IPA



the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation,annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss oftemper, irritation, or the like.


an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyancewhen confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.


quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: towork with patience.






Perseverance (Existing Word)


  1. Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
  2. Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.  ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life
Perseverance… keeps honor bright:  to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.  ~William Shakespeare


UPower ~ New Word – Submitted by Sara Westbrook

Definition          1) UPower is your power to choose your actions, reactions, belief about yourself and the world regardless of the circumstances.

2)  The ability of one person to affect positive change.


Sentence ~ Posiword for the Week: UPower! Alway keep in mind the power of one person to make an impact – that one person is You! You have Power, your own, and to harness and direct the same power in others. It all starts with U!


Harmony ~ Submitted Basaar Treffi  Existing Word

PosiWord of the week: Harmony



  1. The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions with a pleasing effect.
  2. The study or composition of musical harmony.
  3. Agreement in feeling or opinion; accord: live in harmony.
  4.  A pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony
Sentence ; Harmony is making sure the what you say and do is in a chord with others, but the subtle inference is that you also have to be “listening” and on in-take mode paying attention to the other before you can achieve perfect harmony.  

Harmony gives the feeling of oneness or unity; it’s the impression that different parts or aspects belong together. It brings all elements and people together magnifying their beauty and positivity. Harmony cannot be in one of the extremes because it’s the middle ground we all sake. It’s in nature, but can be created by humans, and indeed it’s one of our purposes since it explains diversity and doesn’t exist without it nor clash with it. Also, harmonious environments and atmospheres increase our abilities and enhance our qualities.


Quotes about HARMONY:

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.

James AllenHappiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma GandhiHarmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
SallustHe who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus AureliusBut what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert CamusGrace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
William HazlittThe hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Pablo PicassoMusic is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Henri Frederic AmielOnly by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
Audre LordeArt is a harmony parallel with nature.
Paul CezanneThere is a social need within our lives as human beings to have harmony.
Cat Stevens


PosiRipple ~  Noun  – New Word

PosiRippler – Adjective   New Word   Action

PosiRippler – Noun – Describing one who creates PosiRipples 

PosiRipple – To create a positive action that may create a positive reaction and intern another positive action which may also duplicate itself one or more time in a continuous positive vibration.

PosRippler – A person who creates PosiRipples.


The PosiRipple started by the  Grade Six Class created a book drive of motivational books that will change the lives of a generation of children that will undoubtedly create more positive ideas and actions that will touch thousands of people.

Most great and famous people like Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa were PosiRipplers their whole life.

Like people who initiate a Pay It Forward action that may be directed at one individual to pass on to three others, the PosRippler creates a Positive action or energy that may touch a variety of people and spread like a viral movement.



af·fa·ble/ existing word

Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
amiable – kind – polite – debonair – friendly
courteousleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial;warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.
showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile.
Mr. Affable ~ John Tesh

Related forms

af·fa·bil·i·ty, af·fa·ble·ness, noun
af·fa·bly, adverb
un·af·fa·ble, adjective
un·af·fa·ble·ness, noun
un·af·fa·b·ly, adverb



Posiword for a Time: Heritage. “A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery. We are, each of us, this instant, the sum total of what has gone before, in infinite numbers of people, places, time and spaces – our heritage. Dwelling on that can give one perspective, a sense of respect for the past, a joy for the present of the present, and the ‘inner distance’ to move confidently into the future.


Posiwords for Your Time: Life Art. “We have our highest dignity in our significance as works of art – for it is only through an aesthetic experience that our very existence and the world are eternally justified.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche. We all have the potential to express our life art in some way shape or form – each and every day. We are and we create – and this brings the meaning and purpose to our life. What is your Life Art?



Posiword for a Life: Determination! “And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.” ~Ayrton Senna.


Posiword for a While: Emphasis! “A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.”. So to get emphasis, I would suggest making up emphasizing words. Combining two words can impress significance. I like doubling up powerful adjectives. Splendilicious, fantabulous, terrifendipity come to mind…anyone think of any others?


Posiword for a (Day/Month/Year/Forever): Funerific! “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun(erific).” ~Thomas Edison. You gotta have fun! When it is extra special fun, it is funerific! Take every day and have have a funerific time!


Positive Word for a Day: Detachment. “He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment. ~Meister Eckhart. Detachment and Equanimity are like brother and sister. When we practice detachment, we also get equanimity. All too often we cling and crave our ideas, material things, people or viewpoints – to an extreme. Detachment lets us give up these extremes and eliminate the suffering that goes along with them. As things come, they come, as they go, they go – when rain, only rain, when sun, only sun.


Posiword for a Day: Possibilitarian. “Become a possibilitarian, no matter how dark things may seem-raise your sights and see possibilities-always see them, for they are always there.” ~Norman Vincent Peale.


Posiword for a Day: Equanimity. “Happy the (wo)man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.” ~Seneca. Taking whatever comes as it comes, without being blown around by the winds of our emotions – that is equanimity. As many of those from the eastern traditions say, “When sky only sky, when rain only rain”. It is our minds that make all the trouble for ourselves. Take whatever comes to you and live it!


Posiword;  Compassion. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ~Dalai Lama. It is especially fitting to practice this in the time of extreme human suffering – as are our human family in Japan. We feel so helpless when nature comes along with such a blow, but we can feel Compassion, and in some small way, our positive energy will help matters improve – “it is essential for human survival”


Posiword for a Day: Insight. “Peace of mind happens to a man only after he has developed deep insight, only after he starts seeing the things in the right perspective.” ~Sam Veda. Gaining insights is opening up to our posi-nature, stripping away our negatives and neutrals and seeing the light of life in a new, warm and refreshing way – propelling us on a course to our highest being.


Posiword for A Day. Expectation. “Seek and Ye Shall Find” ~Mathew 7:7. Expectation is really a self-fulfilling prophecy, to those who realize it and even to those who don’t. Its part of reappraising a situation and putting yourself in a state of pos-emotions. So even in the dark of night, we expect the sun – and as we are patient – it appears to us, as bright an warm as ever before. Expect Great Things, And You Shall Find Them!


Posiword for Today: Reality. “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~Douglas H. Everet. Facing some realities is very hard – that tough look in the mirror that can cut like a razor. We could continue to live in a dream world and never face up, or…the reality we can live could become liberating. Once the hard looking is faced and accepted, we can approach life with renewed clarity and energy.


Posiword for Today: Reflection. “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker. Growing on the outside means growing on the inside first. Reflection is a first step – looking at the inside regularly – taking that sometimes hard look at what we really are, honestly and then seeing where we want to go. In silent reflection our highest self is revealed.


Posiword for Today: Persistence. “The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” ~James Whitcomb Riley.
It’s also said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Persistence is that energy, that source of it that won’t let the goal die – the intrinsic value of each person to choose – to give up or NOT. As hard as it gets, we persist – then we can begin to live again each day.


Evolve Picture Courtesy of Angela Hayden


Posiword for Today: Evolve! ~But you know you haven’t done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being~ Conrad Hall. Been there, done that-so they say, but what will you do tomorrow? Evolve into a new you-make that choice. Change what you want and let the rest be. Go for it!


Posiword of Today: Congruence. “A certain harmony should be kept between actions and ideas if we want to fully develop the effects they can produce.” ~François de La Rochefoucauld. What we believe, think turns into what we do. If not, we are not congruent. Living what we believe, is living what we are – it is shown in the thousands of effects thru our life that we produce.


Posiword for Today: Tolerance. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ~Dalai Lama. Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don’t expect others to think, look, believe or act just like you. You are free of prejudice. You don’t call people names for what they believe. Tolerance is also accepting things and people you wish were different with patience and flexibility.


Posiword for Today: Tact. “Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” ~Isaac Newton. Saying what we really feel can often hurt others and create negative energy. Tact means being discriminating about what we say. It means that before we speak we consider the effect on other people and we choose our words wisely and well. Keep others in mind when you talk – it has more affect than you may realize.


Posiword of Today: Potential. “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson. We all have all we need and are everything we can be – all it takes is to discover it for ourselves. Potential is the window to see our highest selves and all we need do is continue to clean that window each and every day.


Posiword of the Day: Proactivity. “If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.” ~Stephen Covey. In the space between stimulus and action, we decide – each of us. We are not blown around with each circumstance – we have a choice. Use that choice in each instant.


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Existing word by David Schmelzer Posiword: Possibilitarian.

“Become a possibilitarian, no matter how dark things may seem-raise your sights and see possibilities-always see them, for they are always there.” ~Norman Vincent Peale.

Definition: One who is trained first to look at Possibilities despite obvious obstacles is a Possibilitarian.

Usage: We must balance our natural human wiring toward negative thinking. Our brains are naturally wired like velcro for negativity and teflon to positivity. So become a possibilitarian and see something good in every situation – is what we have to do! Say 100 posiwords before letting that negative one creep in.


Positive Courteous Drivers creates more Positive Courteous Drivers

Posidrive, Posidriving, Posidriver ~ New Word Suggested by PI Founder Victor Sinclair

Origin. New terms like distracted driving have been created which once again uses negative adjectives and continues to fragment into many different categories the issues of negative driving. It then takes two positive concepts of safe driving and courteous driving and combines their efforts with being proactive into one notion of Positive Driving coined as Posidriving and those who do it as Posidrivers.

Definition, (Posidrivng) To incorporate both safety and courtesy practices on the road in a proactive manner.

Usage The Posidriver is one who is always aware of the vehicles around them and is proactive in their posidriving to allow for the needs of another vehicle to merge into traffic.


An essential way to get Positraction in your life is by investing time into a Positive Mind and Positive Health

Positraction New word – Suggested by PI Founder Victor Sinclair Another new word to be use to help us focus on Positivity.

Definition Getting a grip or momentum on Positive direction and habits in ones life. To move forward in a positive direction due to positive activities and habits.

Usage In order to get some Positraction in her life, she started a diary of gratitude and working out at the gym three times a week.


Each line of blue balls represents a series of negative thinking habits. Once they are identified the balls turn green and the new habit redirects the thinking to chosen positive thoughts.

Proto New Word – Suggested by PI Founder Victor Sinclair Discussion. We simply need more words and emphasis to create a dialogue on systems, controls and procedures to aid the mind to sustain positive thinking. More discussion will take place in a post on the main page of our blog.

Origin using the Prefix Proto – is a prefix meaning “first”. Proto may also refer to: Contents. 1
Organizations; 2 People; 3 Science and technology. [edit] Organizations … wikipedia a new word has been created.

Definition Proto, a word said out loud or to one’s self to consciously choose to divert negative thoughts back to positive ones.

Meaning a word deriving from the acronym: Positive Redirection of Thought Opportunity.

Usage, when she was driving through her old neighbourhood, negative thoughts started to reoccur and when she was aware of them, she said the word Proto out load to exercise the opportunity to redirect her thoughts towards he speech at graduation.


Sufficiency –> Existing Word Having to balance humanity’s need to learn and grow, we also need to reevaluate priorities and examine how much we really need versus how much we want and wheat her we do need that much or in fact if there are negative consequences in such endless want that may lead to other negative traits like gluttony.


n. pl. suf·fi·cien·cies
1. The condition or quality of being sufficient.
2. An adequate amount or quantity.
3. Adequate means to live in modest comfort.

Usage When humanity realized there is a finite amount of natural resources, perhaps it will look at having a sufficiency of growth it can be happy with.

Meaning taken from


TGIAD = Thank God/Goodness It’s Any Day. For the first time we thought we’d try a phrase.

It’s in direct response to the phrase TGIF commonly known as Thank God/Goodness It’s Friday, use as a mantra of society to say they are done with the hard work, mundane drudgery, hustle and bustle, and so on and now it’s time to party and live. Why mentally throw away 4/7ths of our life, as the trap is for many people they put so much on hold… waiting for Friday at 5PM when life really begins. While we do understand there is a rationale for that philosophy and some may have more reason than others to use it, at the end of the day it still puts your brain on hold.

The balance to that is TGIAD Thank God/Goodness It’s Any day ’cause we’ll make the most of it and have the best day possible today, and not get so worked up about Friday or start the other mantras like I Don’t Like Monday.


Alacrity Existing Word (Seldom used). Merriam Webster

Pronounciation (uh-lak-ri_tee) n.

Definition: A cheerful willingness, readiness or promptness

Etymology: Latin alacritas, from alacr-, alacer lively, eager

Usage. Why is it, pre-schoolers have such a great alactity for learning, however when we get older we seem to lose the zest for learning.

alac·ri·tous adjective


Is this a funerific picture or what?

Funerific (New word). We have all sorts of negative words to describe everything. Just listen to a pain relieve commercial and you’ll hear 20 or 30 in thirty seconds. We need more words to focus and describe happiness! :>)

Meaning To have fun in the verb tense.

Usage. I sure had a funerific time with you learning about the way you use to farm Grandpa.


Upskill (New word)

The week’s new word came from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised 11th Edition) “New Words”.

v. [often as noun upskilling] teach (an employee) additional skills.
· (of an employee) learn additional skills.

Usage: The employees were told to upskill their ability to research and problem solve in order to expose themselves to knowledge worker tools that would place them on a better foundation to be considered for a promotion.


This weeks Posiword comes from a Positive word list from Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba

Invigorate Exising Word


Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): in·vig·o·rat·edin·vig·o·rat·ing
Etymology: probably from in- + vigor
Date: 1646

: to give life and energy to : animatealso : stimulate 1

— in·vig·o·rat·ing·ly adverb

— in·vig·o·ra·tion noun

— in·vig·o·ra·tor noun

Our thanks to:

Sentence: To invigorate your life fill it with love and positivity, fun and laughter.


Posimass (New Word)

Definition 1. A large group (or mass) of people who come together to create or do something positive.

Usage: There was a large Posimass of people accumulated in Chicago by Oprah and the Black Eyed Peas to perform I Gotta Feeling and put it to choreography.

Definition 2. To take Massive Positive Action in ones life.

Usage: In order to compensate for the “Posiratio” (new word coming :>) ) one has to put a vast amount of more conscious ideas and actions to lose weight than one did to put it on.


Eudamonia, Existing word. Identified by Tom Peters book 163 Ways to Persue Excellence (March 2010)

Pursue the highest of human moral purpose — the core of Aristotle’s philosophy. Be of service always.

Word eudaimonia (n)

Definition a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous = purpose & service

Example Eudaimonia was first used by Aristotle and is important in ethics.

Etmology Greek eu – daimon = happiness or flourishing.

Root word ~ Marium Webster Dictionary.

Main Entry: eu·dae·mo·nism
Pronunciation: yü-ˈdē-mə-ˌni-zəm
Variant(s): or eu·dai·mo·nism -ˈdī-
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek eudaimonia happiness, from eudaimōn having a good attendant spirit, happy, from eu- + daimōn spirit

: a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being

— eu·dae·mo·nist -nist noun

— eu·dae·mo·nis·tic -ˌdē-mə-ˈnis-tik adjective

Note many academic discussions have taken place as to whether the word means for the good of many or the good of one. For our purposes naturally the context is the good of many, re: Aristotle.


New word: Neoteny This weeks Posiword comes from Joschi Ito, CEO of the Creative Commons Blog.

Neoteny is the retention of childlike attributes in adulthood. Human beings are younger longer than
any other creature on earth, taking almost twenty years until we become adults. While we retain
many our childlike attributes into adulthood most of us stop playing when we become adults and focus on work.

Usage: If we as a society retain our Neoteny, we will be open to possibilities that arise from innocence.


New word Fantabulous from New Words in English a study from Rice University.

Interestingly enough…. its about 10 negative new words to 1 positive new word.

FANTABULOUS, adj. beyond fabulous. [blend of fantastic and fabulous]
Context and source: “It’s fantabulous!” (Conversaton with classmate Amir Brown)
adj. Excellent, superlative, both fabulous and fantastic. [blend of fantastic and fabulous]
Context and source: “This fantabulous four-poster bed can be yours…” (Television advert)


New word Fancy-Free Coined/used first by William Shakespear

Definition Carefree.

Fan·cy-free• adj. free from emotional involvement or commitment to anyone: her recent divorce meant that she was footloose and fancy-free.

Anecdote. William Shakespear either created or used in writing for the first time well over 1700 new words either by joining two words or creating them by prefixes and suffexes and or recording new spoken words in use at that time.


Word Invictus

Definition: unconquer, unconquerable, undefeated

Word origin Latin

The world peace movement as adopted the attitude of an Invictus approach.

Invictus is a short poem by the British poet William Ernest Henley that is the source of a number of familiar clichés and quotations. The title is Latin for “unconquered”. It was first published in 1875.

It is also the title of an upcoming Morgan Freeman movie.


PI Blogger Mary Ann Orourke
PI Blogger Mary Ann Orourke

Word Serendipity ~

Suggestion by PI Blogger Mary Ann Orourke.

Usage Positivity and Serendipity can really synergize your Posibility!

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New Word Posisong Suggested by PI/PMI Founder Victor Sinclair (Are we going overboard….. not a chance…..we need 10x the positive words to even break even with the damage that so many negative words do. And… It is Positive Music Awareness Month too!

Definition. A song with uplifting and positive lyrics meant to raise positive consciousness and in some cases act as both a change agent and catalyst for positive action.

We educated ourselves on eating posiitve food, and positive words, books and tv, why not Posisongs like Flashdance by Irene Cara, Climb by Miley Cyrus, or Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield.

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa



The first generation of Posisingers were pioneers like Pete Seger and Woody Guthrie, who sang song about cleaning up the Hudson River and songs of justice like If I Had A Hammer
The pioneers as Posisingers were Pete Seger and Woody Guthrie who sang songs about cleaning up the Hudson River and songs of justice like If I Had A Hammer

New Word –> Posisinger

Definition: A singer who’s primary focus is lyrical content that is uplifting, motivational and positive in nature.

Usage: The board of education started to contract Posisingers to perform at their schools as a very effective way to instill posivalues.

A Posisinger makes their primary focus, music to inspire and act as an agent of social change, while many others singers sing some positive songs as a part of their repertoire but also sing a wide range of music on the usual topics of relationships and life’s journey’s.

Sentence: Posisingers like Pete Seger paved the way for a new generation of artists like Brenda MacIntyre and Sara Westbrook to dedicate their music to positivity.

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Stimulating Existing word.

Stimulating is the new description for the News/Talk station 1010 CFRB, and it got me to thinking, what a lack of “Stimulating” coversation we have in this world… so cudos/kudos to them for raising the bar.

Taken fronm reverse dictionary, it’s quitE positive.

verbTo stimulate something means to encourage it to begin or develop further.
America’s priority is rightly to stimulate its economy…V n
The Russian health service has stimulated public interest in home cures.V n
♦ stimulationn-uncount
…an economy in need of stimulation.
2verbIf you arestimulatedby something, it makes you feel full of ideas and enthusiasm.

And if you want to think about the importance to work towards positive words like stimulate and the action that arises…. look at the antonym to stimulate, which eventually leads to “Mindless”.

stifle, dampen, sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise

Do we watch to much TV that is meant to sedate our minds, and conversations that stifle our creativity?

PIQ Positive Imperative Question Have you read a stimulating book, article or blog lately?


Mindful Existing word.
mindful definition taken from

mind·ful (mīndfəl)


having in mind; aware, heedful, or careful (of) to be mindful of the danger

Related Forms:

Be mindful the next time and consider other peoples feelings when you tell a racist joke and then perhaps you won’t tell it at all. (In lieu of that was Mindless/thoughtless reinforcing their subconscious that they speak without thinking).

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Today’s Posiword is suggested from the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson from his essay on Self Reliance.


“So God has armed you with youth and puberty and manhood no less with its own piquancy and charm and med it enviable and gracious and its claims not to be put by, if it will stand by itself.”

Taken From The Free Dictionary

pi·quant(pknt, -känt, p-känt)

1. Pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy.
a. Appealingly provocative: a piquant wit.
b. Charming, interesting, or attractive: a piquant face.
3. Archaic Causing hurt feelings; stinging.

[French, from Old French, present participle of piquerto prick; see pique.]

piquan·cypiquant·ness n.
piquant·ly adv.


This weeks PosiWord is suggested by motivational singer/speaker and PI Blogger Sara Westbrook.


Definition. A Positive strength or ability used in a positive fashion. As opposed to a strength like stubbornness which could be used to avoid positive or necessary change.

Strength can be used negatively, in the neutral not used at all, or for positive outcomes.

Usage She used her posistrenth of tenacity to get the needed changes approved as recommended by the health and safety committee.

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Posisite New word (Suggest by Shanna, author of the emomblogger site, who just wrote a post, 25 Positive Words for the School Year.

Definition. Web sites that promote positivity for the betterment of humanity in a non partisan way.

Usage I spend my time surfing on the web on the prowl for new Positsites that help uplift me and teach me knew things on positivity.

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Posilenz New Word (Suggested by PI/PMI Founder Victor Sinclair)

Definition Looking through a prism of positivity to see and understand the positive attributes and possibilities of a situation. Looking through a Positive Paradigm.

Usage If you look through the Posilenz of life during a recession you will see many positive attributes such as neighbours stepping up to help each other, and people deciding to bike to work instead of driving or a family staying home and playing a game together instead of going out to the movies again.

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Altrucause New Word (Suggested by PI/PMI Founder Victor Sinclair)

Definition An auturistic cause not associated with ones immediate surroundings, family or themselves.

Etymology: aultusim
French altruisme, from autrui other people, from Old French, oblique case form of autre other, from Latin alte
Etymology: cause
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin causa

Usage, Many times people naturally get involved in causes that have immediately affected their lives. It’s nice to see people get involved in Aultracauses as well simply because they see the need and the opportunity to make a difference because of their unselfish concern for the welfare of others.

Rationale… it’s nice to promote the notion of volunteering simply as nothing more than being responsible for our fellow human being.

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New word, Passing on goods for free.

Existing usage.

Definition: Freecycle is the practice of sharing items that one no longer needs or wants though a a global organization call “Freecycle” rather than throwing it out, or giving it to an organization that may not be equipped to find a suitable new owner. These items can be small and of no significant value or larger and more costly to buy new or used, ie: a bedroom set.

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,770 groups with 6,943,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!


Venkata has mentored & taught English to more than 10,000 students
Venkata has mentored & taught English to more than 10,000 students

This weeks PosiWord is suggested by Komarraju Venkat Vin

Positude ~ New Word

Definition Positiude in a conscious undertaking to take on a Positive Attitude with regard to an activity, task or life in general.

Usage Young people always take on a Positude when it comes to making a difference in the environment as they have not taken on the apathy that an older generation sometimes takes on.

Venkata is creator of the Blog, Affirmative Thinking. M.A in English and an M.B.A. I am also a globally certified Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL). Visit his site here

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This weeks PosiWord is suggested by motivational singer/speaker and PI Blogger Sara Westbrook.

PosiChoice ~ New Word

Definition PosiChoice A decision made that is made with the most beneficial and prosperous outcome for all concerned. A constructive and healthy choice.

Usage The teenager made a PosiChoice when he grabbed the car keys from his friend who was about to drive while intoxicated.

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Wrist bands have become great Posiminders to keep us focused on Positivity
Wrist bands are great Posiminders keeping us focused on Positivity

This weeks word is Posiminder. It really came out of it’s obvious need and use while writing Posithanks.

Vision boards are one of the many things you can use as Posiminders.
Vision boards are one of the many things you can use as Posiminders.

Definition Posiminder (New Word). Positive triggers to keep one focused on Positivity. Positive reminders (either a physical object or audio trigger or purposeful thought process such as an Affirmation, to keep one focused on a positive task or goal.

Usage Positive people may use several posiminders to keep focused such as wrist bracelets, vision boards, affirmations and of course positive music.


This weeks words came from Deb King, who is the Sponsorship Manager for the program Stand For Love, a world wide movement originating in whose Mission is to create a world where all people have plenty of fresh water, good food, health care, education, shelter, clothes, money and love.

Funology New Word

Funcamps of Vancouver are a not-for-profit for youth aged 8-12 and gives them fun, hands-on learning, and education in the area of sustainable living.
Funcamps of Vancouver are a not-for-profit for youth aged 8-12 and gives them fun, hands-on learning, and education in the area of sustainable living.

Funology, the art and science of having fun. Putting thought, purpose and creativity into the mindset of having fun and experiencing joy. Having the Positive Value of the importance of Fun, Joy and Playfulness.

Usage, The director of the camp for inner-city kids created a program of Funology as a philosophical approach to help alleviate the many stresses the children brought to camp with them.

Deb King Funologist spreading fun, love and joy like a contagious disease, hee, hee! Want to play?

Miss-Lafalot Heather Burger 

Deb King Funologist (left) spreading fun, love and joy like a contagious disease, hee, hee! Want to play.  Miss Lafalot aka Heather Burger (right). Spreading the laughter and joy!

Funologist New Word

A person who by positive intention lives life with positive energy and creates (Funology) Fun, Joy and Playfulness for both themselves and those around them. A person who holds the Posivalue of Fun in creating a Positive World.

Usage. The business owner was also a self certified funologist used a number of ideas to create a fun and a positive and healthy work environment including bringing his dog to work, and having some playful trivia with some fun prizes…. on company time.


Mench Existing word (Developmental stage) synonmy Posiperson New Word

Definition Merriam Webster

Main Entry: mensch           Listen to the pronunciation of mensch
Pronunciation:ˈmen(t)sh Function:noun
Yiddish mentsh human being, from Middle High German mensch, from Old High German mennisco; akin to Old English man human being, man
Date: 1856
: a person of integrity and honor

Ussage A mensch (Posiperson) is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being “a real mensch” is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous

What is a Mench?

A mensch is an ethical, trustworthy, and kind person who does the right thing the right way. It is the highest form of praise.

One should strive to be a mensch because it is the best way to live: as a person who helps others for the sheer pleasure of helping others.

Guy Kawasaki


Posifit New word (Development Stage)

Posifit.The holistic and congruent approach to a total fitness approach that includes body, mind and soul.

Usage. The school system was using a Posifit approach for their students which included a fitness program as well as diet and positive word and music exposure and practice.

There are a hundred words that describe fitness most that revolve around the notion of physical, but none that take in the complete wholistic notion of a fitness approach that includes the body, mind and soul which also include creating a positive environment and the intake of positive energy be it food, words ro music.


Last weeks word comes from Marilyn Wyatt, co-owner of Mississauga and Brampton ON Booster Juice stores

Quiddity Existing word (Developmental stage)

This weeks word was suggested by PI Blogger Catherine Graham.

Possibilitarian Existing word (Developmental stage) A person who seeks so see positive possibilities in any situation.

Context. A person can have their mind skewed to negative outcomes in adversity or trained to look for Possibilities both to change the outcome but also to look for positives in what would normally be a negative situation.

Origin. Created by one of the Founders of the Positive Psychology movement Norman Vincent Peal Author of the landmark 1960 book the Power Of Positive Thinking.


Become a possibilitarian … no matter how dark things may seem to be or are, raise your sights and see possibilities-always see them, for they are always there. – Norman Vincent Peal


A Possibilitarian will always be the first to find solutions against all odds.

It was a possibilitarian who discovered velcroe when removing burs from his dogs long fur.

It was a possibilitarian who discovered stick it notes when the glue they were working on did not fasten the way they wanted it to.

Lightspeed (also arguablly Light Speed however for our context we use one word).

Lightseed : At the speed of light.

Context Light is illuminating and the juxtaposition of darkness. Lightspeed is the rapid and determined speed at which illuminating information and action takes place to displace the darkness of ignorance and fear.


We need lightspeed action and education to stem the flow of aids in Africa.

We have a lightspeed urgency to begin using Posiwords to enact the law of displacement.

Week of April 5, 2009.

POSIWORD New word (Development Stage)

Posiword (1) A word that is created where none exists to illustrate a positive and constructive action or thought. Also a word that more succinctly illustrates a positive thought and action, or uses one word to encapsulate an idea. Pertains and originates from the Positive Imperative concept and defined by it’s definition of Positive = Constructive and Healthy creation or proponent.

Posiword (2) A word that exists that aptly describes a positive thought or action but is not commonly used.


Generavity and Posivalues are good examples of Posiwords which helps focus both our thoughts and vocabulary into the realm of Positivity.

POSIVALUES. New word (Development Stage)

Posivalues. (1) Describes 35 Core Positive Values created by Dr. John Schinnerer, noted Positive Psychologist to emphasize them in the context and usage as well as need for Positivity and Values to help promote a healthy and sustainable society.


Posivalues like gratitude and friendship are important constructive and healthy principles to teach your children.

PIQ Positive Imperative Question
They say if you use a word 3-5 times it’s yours. Posiwords is all about the law of displacement. Positive vocabulary displaces neutral and negative and generates positive conversation and positivity.
Can you use the words Posiword and Posivalue 3 x this week? In order to do that you’ll have to be thinking about positivity positively.

Week of March 28th 2009.

GENERAVITY. Existing word (Developmental stage)

Generavity = Opposite of Narcissistic. A word that asks or gives the notion of altruistic involvement of an individual in society.


IE: What’s you’re Generavity as a conversation opener, starting the conversation to inquire if a person volunteers, or has a project they are working on to improve the world.
Displaces Negative or neutral thoughtless conversation openers…. IE: Less of that…. how’s the weather….. what’s your zodiac sign (70s person for sure :>) ) hey did you hear about… those layoffs, that accident…. etc.).

Origin Father of Positive Psychology Erik Erikson


Main Entry:
gen·er·a·tiv·i·ty Listen to the pronunciation of generativity
Inflected Form(s):
plural gen·er·a·tiv·i·ties
: a concern for people besides self and family that usually develops during middle age; especially : a need to nurture and guide younger people and contribute to the next generation —used in the psychology of Erik Erikson
PIQ Positive Imperative Question
They say if you use a word 3-5 times it’s yours. Posiwords is all about the law of displacement. Positive vocabulary displaces neutral and negative and generates positive conversation and positivity.
Can you use the word Generavity 3 x this week? In order to do that you’ll have to be thinking about positivity positively.
The Posiwords program is to respond to the 10 to 1 ratio of negative words in every day language. It is meant to augment those positive words which we already have. Take note of this list. Print it off and commit to using one of these words as well as a posiword each day and see what happens.
A powefully Positive Word List For Maximum Positiviety.
A powerfully Positive Word List For Maximum Positivity.



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