October 2010

by Dr. Tom Muha for The Capital Thomas Edison once quipped, "I failed my way to success." Well known for his tenacious pursuit of perfecting the light bulb, we can only wonder what our lives would be like today if Edison had been a pessimist. Rather...

Can happiness be described in just 3 lines? I recently was sent this haiku which I think sums up much of the core of positive psychology and thus, of happiness...

By Nichole Force for PsychCentral A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that we have much more control over our minds, personalities and personal illnesses than was ever believed to exist before, and it is all occurring at the same time that a flood of other...

As I head out into a stormy Sydney day, and prepare for a busy day packed full of important challenges, I thought I'd pause to think for a minute or two about what I might be able to do to hold onto some happiness during...

by April Bogle for The Huffington Post It's hard to deny that His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet and the world's most famous Buddhist, is the also world's foremost expert on happiness. He clearly states in writings that seeking happiness is the...

In a recent edition of the Journal of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman (one of the leaders in this exciting science of happiness) along with Stephen Schueller (both from the University of Pennsylvania) published an article reinforcing what many of us have been thinking and feeling...