August 2009

In an ideal world, we'd all have full control of our professional destinies and be able to choose the work life we wanted. But that's hardly always true these days, in a time of recession, layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs. Many of us are enduring...

Happiness is like a butterfly, it often comes when we're doing other things - click here Habits, meditation and the pursuit of happiness - click here Study links happiness to body-shape in pre-teens - click here...

From my Twitter page, http://twitter.com/drhappy here's my definition of happiness in just under 140 characters Happiness is having a purpose, health, optimism & resilience, connecting with others, using your strengths, being grateful & having fun!...

Health and Happiness Increase With Slowness Well actually, yes we would, and we_ã_d all be a lot healthier and happier as a result, according to Slow Movement aficionados, such as Carl Honorê©, author of In Praise of Slow. Paradoxically, says Honorê©, _ã–Slow_㝠isn_ã_t necessarily slow, hence...

What, if anything, is the relationship between work and happiness? Should work make us happy? The Harvard Business Review recently published this article on happiness at work...

A lot of _ã–positive aging_㝠is going on out there. Googling the term produced centers, nonprofits, business ventures, and publications, as well as some motivational stuff. Here_ã_s a look at a few random sites:In 2002, National-Louis University in Chicago instituted its Center for Positive Aging,...

Many scholars labor in obscurity, but the researchers presenting their work this summer at a meeting of the International Positive Psychology Association had no such problem: More than 1,500 people from 52 countries came to listen. They packed the ballroom of the Philadelphia Sheraton for...

I read this story today with some astonishment - click here But then I thought that I, Dr. Happy, should make my own happiness GPS voice-over with something like...

In many disciplines, there have been concerted attempts to understand the human relationship with nature and how humans might benefit from nature in terms of health and wellbeing. Although still in the relatively early stages, research indicates that contrary to popular thinking, humans may be...