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via Psychology Today by Arvin Paul Since at least the beginnings of recorded history, transcendence has occupied a central role among humanity’s ultimate concerns (Smith, 2009). In psychology too, several founders of its key movements have made it a topic of focal importance (James, 1917/2004;...

via Next Big Idea Club by Dilip Jeste Dilip Jeste, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and director of that school’s Center for Healthy Aging. He is a neuropsychiatrist specializing in geriatric issues, and previously served as...

via Forbes by Bryan Robinson As coronavirus cases led to more restrictions, the American workforce struggled with how to deal with social isolation, school closings, holiday celebrations and remote work. These restrictions caused mental health challenges and hampered happiness, well-being and productivity on a massive...

via Thrive Global by Lauren Baptiste As 2021 unfolds in transformative ways, we are fast approaching a less than celebratory anniversary. On March 11th, 2020 the CDC declared Covid-19 a pandemic and our lives dramatically shifted. Almost a year later, we have adapted our entire ways...

via MGB Health by Jason Wachob When you think about it, happiness as a concept is a little elusive—what does it mean, really, and can you actually become a "happier" person? What does "searching for happiness" truly look like in practice? We had to float the question over to communication...

via the Ladders by Nicolas Cole In our daily routines fueled by drive and ambition, sometimes we find ourselves at a crossroads: Do we push harder toward achievement, or do we take a step back and instead seek quiet happiness? Some would argue that happiness is found in...

via Forbes by Paula Black Happiness is a mindset. It comes from within you, not from your outside circumstances. You don’t have to have a "perfect" life to be happy. The really great news is that you don’t have to be young or old or wealthy...

via Body & Soul by Renata Gortan During lockdown, we rediscovered hobbies. This is why it pays to keep them up in 2021. When you're stuck at home and there's nothing to do, your boredom leads you in two directions – switching off to a screen or switching on by...

By Ingrid Fetell Lee I used to think of myself as unphotogenic. I dreaded having my picture taken, because I was sure that any photo I took would reveal my awkward, ugly duckling-ness for all the world to see. If by chance someone did catch a photo...