Author Details


Member Since: 26th February 2009
Occupation: Life Coach/Speaker
No of Articles: 1
About Me: Emiliya fuses positive psychology, nutrition, yoga and spirituality, to help individuals and organizations flourish through coaching and seminars. She combines the Eastern philosophies of aikido, yoga and buddhism, with the Western science of optimal health and functioning.

She is a Penn Resilience Program facilitator and has international experience training teachers in positive psychology and resilience programs. She conducts seminars based on positive psychology in the community and Yoga Ed. in the school system. For years, she has studied naturopathic and complimentary alternative medicine and incorporates holistic approaches into her work.

Emiliya is a certified Brain Gym practitioner, which involves using physical movements to achieve optimal brain functioning. Additionally

Emiliya has a near decade of work as a professional entertainer. Her top strengths are gratitude, love of learning, zest and enthusiasm, forgiveness, love and the capacity to be loved.

Emiliya is the founder of Flourish, Inc.and creator of Flourishing Cards which will be available in print in 2009. She is the creator of, a site through which users can browse research in the field of Positive Psychology and add to the database.

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently a visiting scholar. She is a summa cum laude graduate from Long Island University’s Honors Program where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and minored in Fine Art, Business and Philosophy.

Emiliya is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Emiliya completed her 200 hour- Vinyasa Yoga teacher's traing at Sonic Yoga, Laughter Yoga Leader certification through the Dr. Kataria's School of Laughter Yoga, and is trained through Yoga Ed. in their grades K-12 program. She is fully insured and a member of Yoga Alliance (YA). Additionally, Emiliya is a Level 1 and 2 Reiki Practitioner trained at the International Center for Reiki Training.


15th April 2009

Optimism and Resilience: How to cultivate it

Optimism and Resilience: How to cultivate it Discover scientifically proven techniques for increasing your happiness, optimism and life satisfaction.  Please go to: do you do when bad thin...