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Integrating Happiness with a Coach

Integrating Happiness with a Coach

By Luke Iorio, Certified Professional Coach and President of iPEC and One Idea Away During the Summit, I had asked everyone, “What is happiness to you?” While there is more evidence than ever before of the impact happiness has in our lives, and a multitude of specific..

Why “Happily Ever After” Doesn’t Just Happen

Why “Happily Ever After” Doesn’t Just Happen

Healthy habits build long-term happiness. In fairy tales, Prince Charming meets a fair maid.  They fall in love and live "happily ever after."  End of story.  It's interesting that the relationship only begins just as the fairy tale ends.  What would happen if the...

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Meaning and the Mind

Meaning and the Mind

I must admit that I never used to wait on pins and needles for previous revisions to the Big Book of Maladies (aka Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) the way I have been anxiously waiting for this one. Perhaps it's because I'm writing an abnormal...

How to Break Through the Digital Noise

How to Break Through the Digital Noise

If you want to know how dramatically brand marketing has changed in the digital world, consider the humble Ziploc bag. It used to be that such mundane products were only the fodder of advertising inserts in the Sunday newspaper. But if you search for “Ziploc bags” on...

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

No reasonable person doubts that basic literacy is a fundamental business skill. After all, you won’t get far if you can’t read and write. So too with basic social and communication skills. But mindfulness? Is mindfulness—a practiced nonjudgmental in-the-moment...

Mindfulness: Dealing with Mind Wandering

Mindfulness: Dealing with Mind Wandering

Meditation slowly permeates your everyday life. We frequently think of meditation as a practice that lasts for a determined length of time, and is confined to the specific time of the meditative practice – mornings and evenings, for example. But meditation is not an...

How to Gain Sustainable Happiness?

How to Gain Sustainable Happiness?

Why is it that happiness is fleeting? How could it be that you feel great in the morning yet that contentedness fades away by the evening? If I would ask you about your happiest time during the last month your mind will probably wander to an event or a period of time...

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Enlightenment. The E word. The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness. There is something fascinating about this...

Help Kids Practice Gratitude- All Year Round

Help Kids Practice Gratitude- All Year Round

by Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari Our culture trains us from an early age to reach for something new or something better. The practice of gratitude is a great way to help us stop and appreciate what we already have. If you think about it, if we are not grateful...

Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

DRS. FRY & FERRARI According to research by our colleagues at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, “People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and...

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Olivia Parker 11 JULY 2016 • 1:01PM Every morning after the register, the 260 pupils of Westfield Primary School in Hertfordshire settle in their classrooms into “mountain pose” (standing up, shoulders relaxed) or a sitting position. They close their eyes, imagine...

Why Is Happiness Fleeting?

Why Is Happiness Fleeting?

Why Is Happiness Fleeting? Why is it that happiness is fleeting? How could it be that you feel great in the morning yet that contentedness fades away by the evening? If I would ask you about your happiest time during the last month your mind will probably wander to an...

Money & Happiness

Money & Happiness

MONEY & HAPPINESS What is your earliest memory of being happy? Do you remember that feeling being a kid on a warm summer night, the grass under your bare feet, and the freeing feeling of not having to go to school the next day? For me, being happy is being free...

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