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Q&A: Dr. Michael Baime explains the trend of ‘mindfulness’

Q&A: Dr. Michael Baime explains the trend of ‘mindfulness’

The practice of mindfulness is growing exponentially, with studies showing it cuts negative emotions by almost half -- with just eight weeks of practice. Christie Nicholson By Christie Nicholson | May 3, 2013 -- 05:00 GMT (22:00 PDT) | Topic: Innovation We are...

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Schools traditionally teach children academic skills such as literacy, numeracy – they do not, however, teach skills for well-being– for more positive emotion, better relationships, more engagement, and more purpose and meaning. Although there is mounting evidence...

Meaningful Living

Meaningful Living

My research has focused on understanding the factors that foster well-being and reduce psychological distress in people’s lives. I have spent most of my time looking at the role that meaning in life plays in human well-being. Humans appear to have a strong desire to...

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Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

This week’s edition of Psych Wednesdays was written by Sarah Roberts and was originally published on Psych Your Mind on November 14, 2012. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are hot trends in clinical psychology right now. What’s all the buzz about? Mindfulness...

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New research is shedding light on the pursuit of happiness—and most of us have been looking in all the wrong places. It turns out, happiness is not found in external things at all, but is a power we hold within ourselves. Harvard researcher Matt Killingsworth created...

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

By Dr. Elise Bialylew “It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also...

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

What makes you happy? This question is not as easy as it might seem. According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. It’s easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy....

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2014, 1:05 PM , UPDATED DECEMBER 14, 2016, 2:58 PM Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter mindful meditation using a zen rock garden My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider...

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

By Ezzie Spencer “Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” ~Chuang Tzu Do you feel, on some level, that your life is hard work? That you need to struggle in order to improve things in your world? Do you feel that you even need to struggle to reach a...

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

We try to avoid pain and difficulty. Research shows that embracing it will help. Posted Jun 29, 2015 Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives....

Study: Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions

Study: Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions

By Elizabeth Landau CNN (CNN) -- Even in tough economic times, you may find yourself with a bit of cash to spare. You've been working hard, and you want to treat yourself. Should you spend it on an experience, such as a baseball game or Psychological research suggests...

Hedonomics – The (Behavioural) Economics Of Happiness

In 2004 I came across a treatise on the subject of happiness, and how to achieve it, in quite possibly the last place on earth I would have expected to find it: a newsletter published by an investment bank. The author’s name was James Montier, a stock market analyst....

The Science Of Happiness

On July 31, I joined around 500 other people in the Camden Centre in London to hear a talk on The Science of Happiness by Dr Tal Ben-Shahar organized by the UK’s leading happiness movement, Action for Happiness. As well as authoring several books, Tal Ben-Shahar...

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