Beliefs

Dr. Farber has been an advocate of Positive Psychologic principles since before this field of Psychology was first proposed by Dr. Seligman in 1998. Dr. Farber has studied Jewish mystical Kabbalah and Buddhism since college.

Dr. Farber believes in:

  • Positive Psychology: We each have the ability to incorporate positivity into our lives. This is not feel-good empty mantras. This is realistic optimism. Making Lemonade, converting negatives into positives is within everyone’s grasp and ability, once you know how.
  • Mindfulness: Living in the present moment.
  • Blessings in Disguise: They are all around us. It’s our job to find them.
  • Something greater than ourselves: There’s amazing power in spirituality.
  • Personal Responsibility: We are each in control of our thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions. Quit the Blame Game and step into the No Blaming Zone.
  • Choices: You can choose to take control of the direction of your life or you can choose to make excuses about why you haven’t achieved your goals.
  • Effective Goal-Setting: Using Action Boards and the 8 Key to Achieve Principles.
  • If we fail to learn, then we learn to fail: Either we succeed in achieving or we succeed in learning. There is no failure.
  • Tikkun Olam: This means “healing the world”. Dr. Farber participates in 3rd World Medical Missions. His goal is not just to heal the world, but to be instrumental in making it flourish and thrive.

Dr. Farber is an avid kayaker, hiker and adventurer who spends his free time with his children. As his youngest daughter has aptly stated, “Waste your time wisely.”