January 2010

I do love January: The weather is dicey, the days still too short, but new projects abound. This is the year we are going to detox, get in shape, meditate, save the world--or at least ourselves This is the year we are going to write the book,...

Here at The Happiness Institute we're devoted to spreading the principles of positive psychology to ensure as many people as possible are as happy as possible. With this in mind, we're pleased to bring you a model that's at the heart of most of our...

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock...

It was the reference to that classic film _ã–Back to the Future_㝠in the title of this new piece of research on future thinking that first caught my eye. It was the movie by Michael J. Fox[1] that first made him a household name in...

Just before the current recession set in, 35-year-old Samuel Peery quit a stable job as a vice president of marketing to start his own social-networking company. Unable to secure funding for his start-up, Mr. Peery, of Lehi, Utah, was left unemployed, with an unrealized dream. "I...

By making a conscious effort to think positively, you can have a great impact on your general well-being. Dr Martin Seligman, the director of the University of Pennsylvania_ã_s Positive Psychology Centre, is the leading light in this field. His research has shown that it is...

This short and interesting article by one of the leaders in positive psycholoyg, Chris Peterson, on happiness and ponzi schemes is definitely worth reading; for a short sample, read on...

by Jeremy McCarthy and Positive Psychology News Daily I_ã_ve been thinking about how to sum up the main topics of positive psychology. Many people think of Chris Peterson_ã_s three word summary, _ã–Other people matter._㝠This phrase, powerful in its brevity, captures some of the incredible...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! By Lionel Ketchian I'd like to ask you a question. Are you happy? Right now is always a great time to begin Being Happy! What are you waiting for? Maybe it is more money, or a house. Maybe it's a bigger house or a...

I've just returned from Woodford Folk Festival and thought I'd quickly share these happiness lessons with you all...