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A Lesson in “Simplicity”

A Lesson in “Simplicity”

There are a lot of things in life that are truly complicated and challenging to solve – a long-term solution for peace in the Middle East, calculus, mapping the human genome, or deciphering if my wife is really ‘fine’ or if I’m actually in trouble.On the other hand, there are things that seem more difficult than they are –

The Difference Between Being Liked and Being Respected

The Difference Between Being Liked and Being Respected

“Is it better to be liked or respected?” It’s an age old question. In fact, it’s frequently asked in job interviews as aspiring managers are queried about what they think of the topic. Before you continue on and

What is Blocking You from Reaching Your Vision?

What is Blocking You from Reaching Your Vision?

Having the vision of where you want to be is one thing. Having the confidence and commitment to reach your goals are often areas where we fall short. Ask yourself these questions: A) In terms of confidence, ten being supremely confident, on a scale of

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10 Facts That Prove Helping Others Is A Key To Achieving Happiness

10 Facts That Prove Helping Others Is A Key To Achieving Happiness

By Kimberly Yam When you do good for others, the recipients of your kindness aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits. There are a ton of perks in it for you, too. This year’s International Day of Happiness falls on March 20. To honor the cheery holiday, we’ve...

Why Other People Are the Key to Our Happiness

Why Other People Are the Key to Our Happiness

Best friend or barista, research shows how our interactions affect our outlook. Posted Jul 22, 2014 It is no surprise that social interactions can be a great source of happiness. A holiday spent with close friends and family is not only enjoyable in the moment, but...

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

By Steven Parton on Tuesday December 1st, 2015 How to create positive outcomes by tapping into the power of your thoughts Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly...

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

Jenny Santi Aug 04, 2017 There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For...

Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

This week’s edition of Psych Wednesdays was written by Sarah Roberts and was originally published on Psych Your Mind on November 14, 2012. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are hot trends in clinical psychology right now. What’s all the buzz about? Mindfulness...

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New research is shedding light on the pursuit of happiness—and most of us have been looking in all the wrong places. It turns out, happiness is not found in external things at all, but is a power we hold within ourselves. Harvard researcher Matt Killingsworth created...

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

By Dr. Elise Bialylew “It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also...

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

What makes you happy? This question is not as easy as it might seem. According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. It’s easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy....

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2014, 1:05 PM , UPDATED DECEMBER 14, 2016, 2:58 PM Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter mindful meditation using a zen rock garden My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider...

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

By Ezzie Spencer “Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” ~Chuang Tzu Do you feel, on some level, that your life is hard work? That you need to struggle in order to improve things in your world? Do you feel that you even need to struggle to reach a...

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

We try to avoid pain and difficulty. Research shows that embracing it will help. Posted Jun 29, 2015 Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives....

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