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happiness
15
Mar

Delivering Happiness Pays it Forward – Again

The book, Delivering Happiness, by Zappo’s CEO, Tony Hsieh has ‘paid it forward’ in many ways. A business culture development book grounded in the research of Positive Psychology, has brought back the soul an inner city school’s culture on one coast and is seeding the resurrection of a city’s community soul on another. A few...
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08
Mar

The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky is an outstanding resource. It dispels all the myths we hear ourselves say about why we are not happy or how we will be happy when — and she does it using excellent research. Here is my suggestion: 1) Buy the Book! The Myths of Happiness 2) Read...
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04
Mar

Learning, Comedy and Happiness

Lifetime learning enhances happiness (feelings of well-being) and watching comedy clips can enhance test scores. Seems like a win, win, win. A one minute reminder to enhance your learning. https://www.servingsuccess.com/audio/30/mp And scientific proof watching comedy enhances your test scores. http://deliveringhappinessatwork.com/happiness-increased-productivity-says-research/
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27
Dec

Universal Lanugage

I started the day receiving a tweet from an excellent source, www.Happier.com, so I paid attention.  I offer it to you to consider: @happier: RT @aweissman: lotd: “If  you smile at me, I will understand; ’cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.” I then went and checked out Andrew Weissman at...
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27
Oct

Happiness Questioned Part 3

This is the third question in the series provided by Robert Biswar-Diener.  Have you been writing out answers to each of the questions? 3.  With whom do you share responsibility for your own happiness? It is easy to get lulled into a sense that happiness is an individual pursuit. Nothing could be further from the...
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25
Oct

Happines Questioned Part 2

2.     How much unhappiness should I have? Feelings of sadness, guilt, and anger act like radar, scanning and providing information about the quality of our lives. Negative feelings can signal that problems are occurring and that action must be taken to change courses. It wouldn’t be sensible to try to eliminate negative feelings entirely. How...
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23
Oct

Happiness Questioned Part 1

In a continuing effort to support the high integrity of Positive Psychology, my next three posts will be republished questions from the renowned author, researcher and scholar Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener.  Look below for information about his newest class starting on October 29.  Have you ever questioned happiness? Twice a year I meet with Project Plus,...
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19
Oct

Is the promotion of happiness making us sad?

By Brock Bastian, University of Queensland Western culture places an extraordinary emphasis on happiness – and continuous happiness – as the goal each of us should strive for in our lives. But we’re increasingly realising this goal may actually be making us unhappy. Television advertising shows people becoming happier with every new acquisition, alongside national...
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12
Sep

Yeah, But It Won’t Last!

Today is a “weather perfect day” in Las Vegas.  This day followed a record breaking rainfall for any day since records have been kept for Las Vegas.  As I began my 7 a.m. walk, the air was crisp, the birds were singing, and the leaves on the trees gave enough cover to feel a bit...
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07
May

Failure to Communicate

I think Linton Weeks has done an excellent job of explaining a major problem most of us are experiencing in every aspect of our daily lives in his NPR article What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate.  I recommend you read the whole article…but these excerpts might give you a flavor for the article: “It...
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