Category

happiness
25
Apr

Consistent Persistence

I have been sharing a motto of mine a lot lately:  Consistent Persistence.  It is my answer to just about every question of “What does it take to be a success?”  Then I was shown a hopeful sign of consistent persistence in action – 40 + years in the making. Buckminster Fuller stated in the...
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19
Feb

Money and Happiness – Revisited

The following blog was written by renowned Positive Psychology researcher and author, Robert Biswas-Diener.  Since I am a person who enjoys my material purchases, I did a fair amount of reflection on the first research finding.  Then I noticed – when I purchase material things and use them I am engaged in an individual activity...
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09
Feb

The Science Behind the Smile – Harvard Business Review

The Science Behind the Smile – Harvard Business Review The simplest of actions. The greatest of impacts. What more could you ask? Right behind my dislike for the word Pollyanna when someone is attempting to rebuff the impact of Positive Psychology, is the apparent need mock the impact smiling can have on mood elevation. Again,...
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05
Feb

The History of Happiness – Harvard Business Review

The History of Happiness – Harvard Business Review When my January-February 2012 issue of HBR arrived, I was delighted. Once again this prestigious resource had put together a current and comprehensive group of articles on a topic near and dear to my heart — and the heart of my life work. Over the next few...
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05
Nov

Take AIM on Happiness

Now that the new Don’t Die book is complete and on the market, its time to get back to the great teachings and teachers of Positive Psychology.  The following is a blog post by Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener.  To learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener’s work and the learning opportunities he offers, go to: Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener...
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25
Jul

Happy – The Movie

Help this movie get seen by as many a possible.  Everyone from teachers, senior community centers, local arts movie houses, through a fundraiser and use it as the centerpiece (as I hope to do), just see it and get it seen in your town. Go to The Happy Movie for details how you can help get...
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28
Jun

Technology and Growth

Here is a quick tip for today.  Make yourself a video of something you really feel good about that you did.  Add music.  Upload to your smart phone.  Throughout the day if you find your personal inspiration going a bit flat, take a few minutes and watch your video.  It will remind every cell in...
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01
Jun

Transforming Won’t into Wills

Henry Ward Beecher observed that ‘the difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.’ One way to transform your awareness of a situation from a ‘it won’t work; it won’t ever get better; it won’t happen’ thinking level to a perspective of...
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16
May

Stumbling on Happiness

Oh, it’s that old awareness and perspective thing coming back to haunt us all again. So you want to have kids, yah? Parents beware for what you wish! Harvard researcher, Dr. Daniel Gilbert’s research shows that ‘people with young children living with them are the least happy of all.’ How is that for a Monday...
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06
May

Transforming to Happiness

The work of transformation is not about the world getting more peaceful. The work of transformation is about YOU becoming more peaceful regardless of what happens in the world. Then there is the peace of knowing we are all human.  This is what that sounds like: Andrea: You have to describe that story without using shame,...
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