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happiness
Fremantle beach
21
Jun

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

Periodically I like to pause and reassess if what I am writing matters to you the reader.   I ask myself is there something I could or should be doing differently, is there information they would prefer to have within my area of expertise, do they want more or less information?
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30
May

To Err is Human

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” Alexander Pope Okay, so it is time for me to admit I am wrong — again.  You may remember a few months back when I admitted that I had bought into the concept that success required hard work, struggle, and hardship.  I admitted I was wrong.  Success is...
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29
Jun

Spotlight on Happiness

by Andrea Goeglein The Spotlight Activity is my focus for this week to create more happiness in my life.  I am participating in a Positive Psychology research project led by Sonja Lyubomirsky at UC Riverside.  The goal is to notice when I am doing something I do not want to continue doing, and shift to...
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26
May

Your Happiest Days Are Behind You

When renowned Positive Psychology scholar and TEDxUNLV speaker, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, wanted to change the topic and content of his TEDx Talk, I was not happy.  Robert had been selected because of his most recent work creating an online educational  portal.  The work he was doing in that area was part of  imagining the future...
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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
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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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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