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How Do You Express Love at Work?

For managers, coaches and consultants working with others around their character strengths, it’s sometimes difficult to see how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a work environment. The key is finding the right context and expression with...

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Using Strengths to Understand Social Anxiety

Social anxiety has always been examined with a deficit-based approach—exclusively looking at what’s wrong or weak. Until now. Newly published research shows how social anxiety can be linked to strengths expression, specifically overuse and underuse. It is possible...

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Drug Addiction, Social Connection, and the Brain

A new study of opioids reveals a tie between drug addiction and social connection. BY JILL SUTTIE | AUGUST 11, 2017 Science has long known that having positive social connection is important to a happy and healthy life. But less is understood about how our brains...

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Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

According to a new study, people who accept their negative emotions have better psychological health. BY YASMIN ANWAR | AUGUST 18, 2017 Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long...

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Can Mindfulness Help You Disconnect from Work?

According to a new study, one month of online mindfulness training can benefit stressed-out employees. BY ADAM HOFFMAN | AUGUST 23, 2017 Print Bookmark Work these days often comes with long hours, emotionally draining colleagues, and complex problems that require an...

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The Top 10 Happiness Experts of All Time

As United States citizens, regardless of whether we live in Maine or way over in the Hawaiian Islands, each of us is guaranteed the right to pursue our own happiness. The trouble is, most of us have no idea where to even start looking. Only in the past 20 years or so...

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Consuming Negative News Can Make You Less Effective at Work

We’ve known for some time now that hearing negative news broadcasts can have an immediate effect on your stress level, but new research we just conducted in partnership with Arianna Huffington shows how significant these negative effects can be on our workdays. Just a...

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Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you...

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The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million...

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Have More Conversations That Matter

What’s true of you, but not obvious to others? A few years ago I was asked to take part in a project called In Your Own Skin, where we had to share our own personal response to this intriguing question. People’s answers, which were often very surprising and moving,...

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