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Positive-psychology

  • How Happiness Became A Cultural Obsession

    Happiness has become a core question of our lives. Some psychologists argue that this preoccupation with happiness may actually be making us less happy.

  • Failure: The Good F-Word

    The value of failure is that it creates a dent in our usual routines and propels us to re-evaluate our strengths, as well as seek out new creative solutions. No one can escape life´s inevitable curve balls, but perhaps by meeting them with the right mindset—with an awareness of our underlying strength and adaptability—we can learn to embrace adversities, and harness their capacity to lead to greater well-being and resilience.

  • The Brilliance of a Dream: Introducing the Action Mindset

    Evolution comes before survival only in the dictionary. We are creatures of reason, programmed to preserve energy and maintain equilibrium. However, in order to not merely survive but to thrive, we must occasionally crank our comfort-o-meter to the red zone. Having an 'action mindset' will help you bear the initial discomfort and reap the ultimate rewards.

  • Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

    Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, not against you.

  • Positive Psychology & the Quest to Find Happiness

    Research suggests that happiness is rooted in interpersonal virtues such as kindness, gratitude and the capacity for love. Gretchen Rubin shares what she found on her journey to discover exactly what makes her happy.

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