July 2021

via The Atlantic by Arthur C Brooks Everyone knows where the happiest people in the world live—the United Nations tells us every single year. For the past several years, Finland has been ranked No. 1, sitting atop the pack of Nordic countries, which are all considered very happy....

via Thrive Global by Mike Rucker For so many adults, it is not that we’ve forgotten how to have fun as we grow older—it’s simply that we have grown to undervalue fun’s importance. It started when we were scolded in adolescence to “act our age!” A...

via Very Well Mind by Amy Morin Even though I literally wrote the book on mental strength (well, four books actually), I don’t always feel mentally strong.  There are plenty of days (and times throughout any given day) when I doubt myself, give in to temptation or let...

via Forbes by Tracy Brower Now is the time to ensure you’re happy in your career. During the last year, chances are your work patterns have been significantly disrupted. This gives you a great opportunity to look with new distance and objectivity at your job, your...

via Science Focus by Ian Taylor There is a slightly condescending phrase that perky fitness trainers are fond of saying to anyone lacking the motivation to train: “If you don’t have 20 minutes a day to invest in your health, you’re lying to yourself!” They’re not wrong,...

via the Ladders by Marina Khidekel The relationships in our lives — whether with friends, family members, or romantic partners — are one of our richest sources of joy, meaning, and purpose. And when we take the time to invest in them by asking creative,...

via Eric Barker The World Health Organization says that Icelandic guys are the longest living men on the planet. They make it to 81.2-years-old, beating the world average by 13.2 years. But it’s not because of their lifestyle. Their obesity rates hover around the global average and...

via the Ladders by Christian Patterson Why is the pursuit of happiness such a challenging journey for some people? How can you improve your mood and positivity? Check out these three things Harvard scientists say you can do right now to shift to a more positive frame...

via Entrepreneur by Ayetekin Tank Everyone engages in self-talk sometimes. Take Scottish tennis pro Andy Murray, who despite his many titles has a well-documented habit of chewing himself out on the court. It’s easy to think there may be some value in the practice — if negative...