April 2010

A recently published Conference Board study found that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. While the causes of dissatisfaction may be many, it doesn't seem to be rooted in the person we sit across from in cubicleland. In fact, a new Randstad...

Here at The Happiness Institute we believe, very strongly, that achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few simple disciplines every day. But to practice these positivity disciplines we need to know what to do and where to look for happiness (as opposed to...

Most of my posts are inspired by a response to something I've done, my response to something I've seen, or just an observation of something interesting and/or happiness related. Today's short post is "inspired" by...

by Denise Clegg - from Positive Psychology News Daily The stories we tell weave moments, days, and years into a meaningful sense of life. Researchers have found that the way we tell those stories about our own lives is directly related to long-term well-being and resilience. But...

Does Marriage Help Your Health and Happiness? By John M Grohol PsyD The answer to this question of the ages is found within an insightful, detailed 3,800 word article by Tara Parker-Pope over at The New York Times. Although lengthy, it explores the research into...

Happiness Related With Well Being of Others by Prakash Sharma on http://topnews.us A recent study conducted at Cambridge University has shown that happiness comes when your friends and families do well. A study into men's and women's contradictory attitudes to well-being has discovered that, people's happiness is...

Happiness is not just about feeling good, it's also about preventing feeling bad! Positive psychology has assumed this for quite some time, that positive emotions such as happiness boost our wellbeing but also prevent negative emotional states and experiences. Now we have some more research...

By Rob Silverblatt of USNEWS (click here for original article) Over the past several years, Richard Davidson has peered into the minds of monks, pored over brain scans, analyzed neural proc­esses, and maybe_ã”just maybe_ã”discovered some of the keys to manufacturing happiness. dblclick('xxlA'); Davidson, a professor at the University...