Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is a world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety. He uses cutting edge science to help people function optimally in life and business. He is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. His honors include distinguished faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology(Oxford University Press), and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology(New Harbinger), and his new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self - not just your “good” self - drives success and fulfillment(Penguin). His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post, and he blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. He's a twin and has twin 7-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists. Dr. Kashdan regularly leads keynotes and workshops to business executives, coaches, health professionals, schools, parents, retirees, government and other organizations.