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In a recent edition of "Coaching for Happiness" Ben Dean, a colleague of Martin Seligman, defines the core strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence. In doing so he refers to Peterson and Seligman's (2003) text and the following definition - "the ability to...

First, a big thanks to Iolanda for bringing this article to my attention. Second, what are your thoughts on the question in the title to this posting? You can read the full article by clicking on the following link (click here) but the main...

At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum there was a break in the discussion of financial matters as those gathered pondered the question of happiness - what is it and how do we get more of it? The collected experts ranged from yogis...

In previous Blog entries I've referred to research and provided my opinion that suggests (among other things) hard work leads to happiness and that happiness should be the ultimate goal. Well, I still believe these to be true but it's also important to highlight...

Researchers Claim Hard Work Leads To Happiness - January 4, 2006 2:36 a.m. EST Experts say hard work can lead to happiness. Researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden say working to achieve a goal, rather than attaining it, makes people more satisfied. They say winning...

At this time of year its well worth considering what makes us (and our loved ones) happy. And this is, obviously, a worthy forum within which to debate such a crucial issue. The following short story reports on some research published in the...

I was participating in a conference recently that included a broad range of speakers who addressed a variety of topics. Like all conferences, the quality was varied so there were times when I must admit I 'switched off" and instead of listening to the...

I just read a great quote attributable, apparently, to a dual Nobel Prize winner (once for chemistry and once for peace). Linus Pauling supposedly said "The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas." I think we can...

At the risk of appearing self-indulgent (!) I'm excited to share with you all a new edition to our suite of internet offerings. I now have a new, separate website devoted more specifically to my speaking and consulting activities and would love to hear...

I've heard and read much about Bhutan but recently read this story and thought I'd share it with you. Click here to read more about a country that puts happiness above economics and feel free to share your thoughts with us by posting your...