March 2019

via Mindful.org by ELISHA GOLDSTEIN AND STEFANIE GOLDSTEIN Compassion is the feeling that naturally arises when you learn of the suffering of another, and that motivates you to want to do something to help. Far from being just a social nicety, compassion has a great...

via TED Ideas by Daniella Balarezo When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of...

via the Ladders by Eric Barker Sometimes just being happy is hard enough. Figuring out how to have a happy life can seem downright overwhelming. In his book, Authentic Happiness, University of Pennsylvania professor Martin Seligman (the Big Kahuna of happiness research) says that there are four types of happy lives. That’s...

Happiness and living a good life is about living and learning. If we learn from our mistakes; they're not necessarily mistakes. And if we learn from negative experiences we can grow and improve, moving towards more happiness and a better life. Doing all this also...

via PsychCentral by Cherilynn Veland I recently held a workshop on “Positive Psychology In the Workplace,” and it was a wonderful refresher on research-based  happiness enhancers. One of the exercises I had the class do was to spend time reflecting on their successes. When was the last time...

via Inc.com by Scott Mautz "We aren't raising children, we're raising adults," says family therapist, psychotherapist, and author Susan Stiffelman. What we do as parents creates our kids' sense of normal, which ingrains habits and behaviors that carry into adulthood. Of course, we want the best for our children--for them to...

Happiness and success in life are about getting better each and every day. Yes, we want to accept what is and be grateful for who we are and what we have; but that doesn't negate the benefits of gradual and constant improvement. In fact, happiness...

via the Ladders by Mayo Oshin According to a Gallup survey of citizens across 145 countries, “the world is more stressed, worried, sad and in pain today than we’ve ever seen it.” Negative emotions of worry, stress, sadness, anger, and physical pain are at an all-time high...