December 2008

In my daily work I'm constantly talking about happiness and positive psychology and within this, I frequently note that in order to fully experience the benefits of positive psychology principles such as happiness one needs to attend to one's health. When thinking of health, most...

Tis the season! Wishing you the very best holidays and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah! In keeping with the season, I have a gift for you. Actually, the universe has given this gift to you: The gift of Happiness. The first thing...

The world can be a dangerous place; and accordingly, we shoud do what we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm. But the world can also be a wonderfully exciting place if we try new things and challenge ourselves. Finding...

I have, for some time now, talked about a concept I have (which I've found can boost happiness) which I call "positive reminiscing". I was happy and pleasantly surprised, therefore, to come across this article in which the positive psychology of nostalgia was discussed. In...

Here at The Happiness Institute we base almost everything we do on the belief that you can choose happiness (by choosing your thoughts, actions, re-actions etc). At the same time, however, there's no doubt that the number of choices available to us in this...

There's been much talk (and news) lately about happiness contagion. According to Science News, however, although happy people tend to have happy friends that may or may not mean happiness is contagious. To read an interesting take on the positive psychology debate about the "catchiness" of...

Can positive psychology be used to reduce anti-social behaviour - to find out, click here Positive psychology research explains why we feel happiness and "elevation" - click here to read more And lessons from positive psychology might even help those with depression find happiness - click here...

Emiliya Zhivotovkaya From Positive Psychology News Daily To read the full review - click here Why do so many people fail at New Year's Resolutions? What separates athletes that achieve lofty goals from people who procrastinate in accomplishing even simple things? These are central questions for me as a...

Anyone with any credibility within the positive psychology world (that is those who study happiness from a scientific perspective) would note that our goal should not just be to "feel good" but to also, flourish and thrive such that we experience not just positive emotions...