April 2007

Social scientists have studied negative emotions-anger, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal tendencies and their ilk-for years. By contrast, happiness is a fairly new area of research, as a recent wave of books shows. The following link will take to you to a review of three recent happiness...

I recently read an interesting article (summarised from the Harvard Business Review) in which the authors suggested we may well expect too much from our business leaders. In short, they claimed that the "myth of the complete leader" encourages us to expect our managers and...

St. John's News Professor Daniel Gilbert Explains Mistakes in Predicting Happiness to St. John's University Alumni Dr. Gilbert is the author of the New York Times bestseller 'stumbling on Happiness." The book, which is not designed as a self-help manual, explores what doctors and scientists have discovered...

Best-selling author and former NBC News correspondent Betty Rollin wrote about her breast cancer and mastectomy in, "First You Cry," followed by "Last Wish," which dealt with the suicide of her terminally ill mother. So it may surprise you to learn that her new book...

Here's today's cultural quiz: The more money you get, the happier you will be. True of false? If you said false, you are in sync not only with most of the world's great spiritual leaders, but also much recent sociological and psychological research into the wellsprings...

My father recently sent me the following happiness qoute: "OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WISDOM PROVIDES TO HELP ONE LIVE ONE'S LIFE IN HAPPINESS, THE GREATEST BY FAR IS FRIENDSHIP" Greek philospher Epicurus ( 341-270 BC ) Some wise words indeed!...

As important as it is to practise happiness habits and to be disiplined with your happiness behaviours, it's also important to note that each and every action occurs within a certain context. And the context of happiness is also vitally important! I recently read an...

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind (or inform) you that on The Happiness Institute's website are a number of free happiness resources including one titled "What happy people do!". Based on the premise that achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few...

I hope you find the following short happiness article interesting (from topcancernews.com): Here's my problem with health-related advice and wisdom -- it's always changing. And I'm never sure if I'm buying into the right practice. Should I eat low-fat foods, for example, or should I stick...