Miriam was one of the first positive psychologists in Europe and has become one of the UK’s leading practitioners in the field. She holds the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) with Distinction from the University of East London, to where she now returns as a visiting lecturer to shape the next generation of positive psychologists. UEL was the first European university to partner with the MAPP established by Prof Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. Miriam is also on the faculty of the Executive Masters of Applied Positive Psychology(EMAPP) in Portugal and an associate lecturer at UWE. She is a highly engaging speaker and has delivered keynotes at conferences, festivals and other events. Miriam was recently named as one of Top Sante magazine’s ’100 names you need to know in health & well-being’ and in April 2013 she became one of Bristol’s first Happiness Champions.
Thoughts from Psalm 139
You search my heart and mind, and know me through and through,
My length of days and all my ways are fully known to you.
What I might say or think, you know before they are, '
Even the sound of my own feet you recognise from far.
Such knowledge overwhelms, its hard to understand,
Why you show such interest in me and guide me with your hand.
Should I take wings and fly through realms as yet unknown
E'en there you'd be ahead of me however fast I'd flown.
Or should I choose to hide in folds of blackest night,
Your eye will see where I would be, as night to you is light.
On waking from these thoughts, I see and understand
Protective grace is keeping me secure within your hand. (1 Pet 1: 5)
I'm made amazingly with sinew, bone and care,
In secret in my mothers womb, with tender-loving-care.
You've also made for me good works that I should do,
To walk in them throughout my life, as this is but my due. (Eph 2: 10. Rom 12: 1&2.)
If all your glorious deeds in song my voice could tell,
Then all the pebbles on each beach I'd count with ease as well!
You're not a God who does in evil take delight,
With You the wicked cannot stand one moment in your sight.
"You are the God who sees", you know the way I go, ( Gen 16:13.)
But those who lead a sinful life you surely will o'erthrow.
You know my heart and mind, my inmost thoughts alway,
Forgive those things which cause offence, and guide my step each day.
How amazing is the covenant loving-care of our great God to all who believe in Him!
Omniscient =All knowing. Omnipotence = Unlimited power.
Omnipresence = Everywhere at the same time.