Center for Positive Psychology

Gilda Grace and Dr. Alan Keck have retired from traditional practice.


We have appreciated the opportunity to serve the residents and communities of Central Florida, and are taking a ‘sabbatical’ to cook up other ways to contribute, including a book or two. This new website is transitional, and will eventually expand with many more resources. Meanwhile, check out the frequently-updating Facebook page, as well as other resources below.


Simple Meditation (approximately 20 minutes)
Choose a quiet place and time. Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair, or lie on your back.

  • Rest your hands in your lap, on your knees, or at your sides.
  • Allow your eyes to close gently.
  • Simply notice the natural rhythm of the breath.
  • When you notice your mind wandering, gently return your awareness to the breath.

Articles and Blogs

Psychology in the News


Jealousy versus admiration
Wed, 03 Apr 2024 12:44:47 GMT
How jealousy differs from envy and how and why we should turn it into admiration.

Couples who drink together live longer
Tue, 02 Apr 2024 12:54:46 GMT
Similar drinking habits may also mean a happier marriage—as long as no one's overdoing it.

LGBT adults in the US are twice as likely to experience disrespect or unfair treatment at the doctor’s office
Tue, 02 Apr 2024 12:45:49 GMT
More than a third of LGBT adults say they have become less likely to seek health care because of a negative experience with a provider in recent years.

Class bullies may earn more in middle age
Wed, 27 Mar 2024 13:50:05 GMT
A new British study has found that some behaviors considered problematic in childhood can lead to higher salaries later in life.

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P.O. Box 521164, Longwood FL 32752