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via Psychology Today by Alan J Steinberg KEY POINTS In spiritual traditions, meditation is thought to lead to "enlightenment," a state in which one permanently experiences calm, restful alertness.Meditators who claim to have achieved enlightenment have distinct patterns of brain activity while awake and asleep, studies...

via Psychology Today by Joachim Krueger KEY POINTS An assessment of happiness requires us to look at nonevents as well.Behavioral decision theory is relevant for the study of happiness. 3 cookies of happniessSource: J. Krueger Don’t think about all the things that you want that you don’t have. Think...

via Forbes by Nancy Olson Nearly a day goes by without meditation making the news. The practice has been around for centuries, but seems like the newest fabulous thing, with new apps for making it easier and new books outlining the hows and whys. There’s no...

via Forbes by Tracy Brower Many of us are tired (exhausted, actually) and ready to be done with the pandemic and all its negative effects—on our work, our communities, our people and our wellbeing. We’ve been muscling through and staying positive, but many of us are...

via Thrive by Marina Khidekel In a recent newsletter, Atomic Habits author James Clear shared a helpful strategy for making new habits stick. The trick, he says, is to ask yourself: “What can I stick to on even my worst days?” Let’s say you want to start drinking more water....

via Thrive Global by Jen Fisher “Intention” is a word I use a lot. Living life with intention and being intentional about how we design our days are principles I live by. And I’m seeing this idea more and more. Along with “unprecedented” and “resilient,” intention...

via Psychology Today by Cortney S Warren KEY POINTS Happiness is not a trait. It's an emotion that fluctuates over time.Feeling happy it is the result of creating a fulfilling life.To feel happier, it's best to be grateful, build social connections, think positively, and create meaning...

via the Imperfectionist by Oliver Burkeman Whenever I’m stuck in a rut, work-wise, I invariably find my way back to a 2010 blogpost by the meditation teacher Susan Piver entitled ‘Getting Stuff Done By Not Being Mean To Yourself.’ It recounts a personal experiment in which Piver set...

via Eric Barker Whether it’s UFOs or Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, we’re hearing a lot about space travel these days. But they seem to gloss over one thing: a lot about spaceflight sucks. Send me an angry email if you like but it’s undeniable. Being isolated...

via Fast Company by Heather R Young How many digital notifications do you receive throughout the day? Every device bombards users with alerts for emails, text messages, social media sites, and workplace communication apps such as Slack. Unsurprisingly, one writer discovered that they were much more...