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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Three Psychological Principles to Consider Before You Make Your Next Purchase By Sarah Gervais, Associate Professor of Psychology, Social and Cognitive Program and Law-Psychology Program We’re all familiar with the idea that money can’t buy happiness. Yet, the reality...

How To Be Positive In The Coronavirus World

How To Be Positive In The Coronavirus World

By Benjamin Laker With millions of people the world over entering isolation to fight against the spread of Coronavirus COVID19, the need for positivity becomes even more critical. Taking his cue from the seminal works residing at the University of Pennsylvania on...

How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak

BY JILL SUTTIE In the midst of our panic around COVID-19, we must look to each other to help us get through it. I just learned that my son’s college, the University of Washington, would be cancelling all in-person classes and finals to help contain the spread of the...

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37 Easy Strategies for Living in the Moment all Day Long

37 Easy Strategies for Living in the Moment all Day Long

August 15, 2016 by Chris Peak IN AN AGE WHERE WE’RE INCREASINGLY STRESSED, PLUGGED IN AND OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE INFORMATION, THE BENEFITS OF TAKING A BREATHER ARE UNDENIABLE. Once found exclusively at New Age gatherings and hippie-dense ashrams, mindfulness is...

Q&A: Dr. Michael Baime explains the trend of ‘mindfulness’

Q&A: Dr. Michael Baime explains the trend of ‘mindfulness’

The practice of mindfulness is growing exponentially, with studies showing it cuts negative emotions by almost half -- with just eight weeks of practice. Christie Nicholson By Christie Nicholson | May 3, 2013 -- 05:00 GMT (22:00 PDT) | Topic: Innovation We are...

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Schools traditionally teach children academic skills such as literacy, numeracy – they do not, however, teach skills for well-being– for more positive emotion, better relationships, more engagement, and more purpose and meaning. Although there is mounting evidence...

Meaningful Living

Meaningful Living

My research has focused on understanding the factors that foster well-being and reduce psychological distress in people’s lives. I have spent most of my time looking at the role that meaning in life plays in human well-being. Humans appear to have a strong desire to...

Meaning and the Mind

Meaning and the Mind

I must admit that I never used to wait on pins and needles for previous revisions to the Big Book of Maladies (aka Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) the way I have been anxiously waiting for this one. Perhaps it's because I'm writing an abnormal...

How to Break Through the Digital Noise

How to Break Through the Digital Noise

If you want to know how dramatically brand marketing has changed in the digital world, consider the humble Ziploc bag. It used to be that such mundane products were only the fodder of advertising inserts in the Sunday newspaper. But if you search for “Ziploc bags” on...

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

No reasonable person doubts that basic literacy is a fundamental business skill. After all, you won’t get far if you can’t read and write. So too with basic social and communication skills. But mindfulness? Is mindfulness—a practiced nonjudgmental in-the-moment...

Mindfulness: Dealing with Mind Wandering

Mindfulness: Dealing with Mind Wandering

Meditation slowly permeates your everyday life. We frequently think of meditation as a practice that lasts for a determined length of time, and is confined to the specific time of the meditative practice – mornings and evenings, for example. But meditation is not an...

How to Gain Sustainable Happiness?

How to Gain Sustainable Happiness?

Why is it that happiness is fleeting? How could it be that you feel great in the morning yet that contentedness fades away by the evening? If I would ask you about your happiest time during the last month your mind will probably wander to an event or a period of time...

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Enlightenment. The E word. The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness. There is something fascinating about this...

Help Kids Practice Gratitude- All Year Round

Help Kids Practice Gratitude- All Year Round

by Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari Our culture trains us from an early age to reach for something new or something better. The practice of gratitude is a great way to help us stop and appreciate what we already have. If you think about it, if we are not grateful...

Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

DRS. FRY & FERRARI According to research by our colleagues at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, “People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and...

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