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Change What You Are Doing

Change What You Are Doing

In response to a previous JOT — Find Stillness — a wise therapist, Betsy Sansby, reminded me that sometimes a person just can’t find any stillness anywhere.

5 Steps for Women to Combat Burnout

5 Steps for Women to Combat Burnout

These days, gurus across the internet claim dozens of routines will put you on the path to fulfillment. In one camp, there are the evangelists of wholesome habits: Get up early, make your bed, and exercise, and you’ll inevitably encounter success.

The Habits of Highly Successful People

The Habits of Highly Successful People

These days, gurus across the internet claim dozens of routines will put you on the path to fulfillment. In one camp, there are the evangelists of wholesome habits: Get up early, make your bed, and exercise, and you’ll inevitably encounter success.

Eight Ways Gratitude Boosts Happiness

Eight Ways Gratitude Boosts Happiness

By Sonja Lyubomirsky It may sound corny, but the research clearly demonstrates that you would be happier if you cultivated an “attitude of gratitude.” However, instead of your following this advice blindly, it’s important to understand why and how expressing gratitude...

Happiness Doesn’t Follow Success — It’s the Other Way Around

Happiness Doesn’t Follow Success — It’s the Other Way Around

By Lisa C Walsh, Julia K Boehm & Sonja Lyubomirsky Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is...

Debunking the Myths of Happiness

Debunking the Myths of Happiness

by Jason Marsh Few things seem more American than the pursuit of happiness, but are we going about it all wrong? That’s one of the questions raised by The Myths of Happiness, the new book by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Lyubomirsky is a professor of psychology at the University...

What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like

What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like

by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan When there is negative news everywhere you look and unprecedented financial and logistical challenges facing so many companies, it can be tough to advise people to stay positive. Many leaders we work with worry, especially now during...

The Science of Helping Out

The Science of Helping Out

By By Tara Parker-Pope At a time when we are all experiencing an extraordinary level of stress, science offers a simple and effective way to bolster our own emotional health. To help yourself, start by helping others. Much of the scientific research on resilience —...

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