February 2009

Creating the right context for success SmartCompany Friday, 27 February 2009 By Tim Sharp What drives success? Is it something ingrained within our personalities? Is it the outcome we achieve when we learn, practice and eventually master the right skills and strategies? Or is it determined by the conditions...

It's hard enough to find happiness without being told different things by different people. Thankfully, the positive psychology and coaching science has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years but still, not all the results are clear or consistent. So at the risk...

Good life may offset bad genes UGA substance use study By Lee Shearer | lee.shearer@onlineathens.com | Story updated at 11:59 pm on 2/22/2009 Even people with a gene that predisposes them to alcoholism or drug abuse are more likely to say "no" if they...

Here at The Happiness Institute we offer a range of services (including consulting, keynotes, seminars and workshops) but we are, primarily, a provider of positive psychology coaching and training services. Accordingly, when I can across this article about how to select the right coach...

Here's a great article. I often get asked how to deal with an unhappy colleague or partner and this article nicely sums up an approach similar to that I would advocate. We can really only ever be responsible for our own happiness. We...

How To Respond to Your Happiness Emergency-Stat! February 18, 2009 By Gretchen Rubin Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Nine tips for dealing with a happiness emergency. I originally posted this tips list on the fabulous Zen Habits, but I wanted to put it here as...

By Steve Mollman For CNN (CNN) -- The question means little to millions living in poverty with neither electricity nor electronics. But there are also millions now weaving the Web 2.0 ever more tightly into their social fabric -- witness the booming...

Love is ê¢__‘Ô_ (according to Fredrickson!) By Dave Shearon Positive Psychology News Daily Love is ê¢__‘Ô_ . From that sentence stub, poets, philosophers, and psychologists have taken flight. Now, Barbara Fredrickson gives us a new angle on love in her book Positivity....