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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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Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Olivia Parker 11 JULY 2016 • 1:01PM Every morning after the register, the 260 pupils of Westfield Primary School in Hertfordshire settle in their classrooms into “mountain pose” (standing up, shoulders relaxed) or a sitting position. They close their eyes, imagine...

Why Is Happiness Fleeting?

Why Is Happiness Fleeting?

Why Is Happiness Fleeting? 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...

Money & Happiness

Money & Happiness

MONEY & HAPPINESS What is your earliest memory of being happy? Do you remember that feeling being a kid on a warm summer night, the grass under your bare feet, and the freeing feeling of not having to go to school the next day? For me, being happy is being free...

Money is not the Goal, Time is

Money is not the Goal, Time is

MONEY IS NOT THE GOAL, TIME IS "Happy Friday," the woman at the checkout counter says, "We finally made it." Every week feels the same in the corporate world – my friends are excited it's the weekend, clients ubiquitously end emails with "have a nice weekend" or Happy...

Love Well to Live Well

Love Well to Live Well

People are living longer than ever. In fact, I just saw a TV news report about a woman celebrating her 116th birthday who, until recently, was still mowing her own lawn. Exuding more vitality than many folks half her age, she made me wonder: What contributes to...

Eating Well With Whole Foods: Pomegranate

Eating Well With Whole Foods: Pomegranate

Over eight thousand years ago, the pomegranate became one of the first cultivated fruits. Since then, it has been symbolized with prosperity, hope and abundance throughout the world. The luscious fruit has also played – and continues to play – a pivotal role in many...

The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

It can be destructive or healthy—the choice is up to you I can't live If living is without you I can't live I can't give anymore —"Without You" I remember the first time I heard these lyrics, sung by Mariah Carey—a cover of a desperately emotional ballad that equates...

Let’s Get Serious about Playing with Our Strengths

Let’s Get Serious about Playing with Our Strengths

Most of us know that children learn through play, but so do teens and adults! Humans of every age learn best when given the opportunity to play and experiment with something new without being worried about making mistakes. We’re often told that to improve our...

How Do You Express Love at Work?

How Do You Express Love at Work?

For managers, coaches and consultants working with others around their character strengths, it’s sometimes difficult to see how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a work environment. The key is finding the right context and expression with...

Using Strengths to Understand Social Anxiety

Using Strengths to Understand Social Anxiety

Social anxiety has always been examined with a deficit-based approach—exclusively looking at what’s wrong or weak. Until now. Newly published research shows how social anxiety can be linked to strengths expression, specifically overuse and underuse. It is possible...

Time to Get Off The Never-Ending Hamster Wheel—Live in Gratitude

Time to Get Off The Never-Ending Hamster Wheel—Live in Gratitude

Do you wake up most mornings with your mind furiously spinning as though you’re a hamster stuck inside the wheel of your work life? If so, you are not alone. Isn’t it time to turn this unhealthy mindset on its ears? Rather than lying in bed allowing harmful thoughts...

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