Happiness & Humor
Shawn Achor: We discovered about five things so far that we know create a positive “Tetris Effect,” this pattern in which the brain diverts resources to actually scan the world to not only make us happier, but actually to raise our levels of performance as well. One of those is writing down three things you’re grateful for every morning.
Do yourself a huge favor and watch this funny and potentially life-changing,12-minute video of Shaw Achor’s presentation at TEDxBloomington. Shawn is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.
The fear of imperfection and/or of not being accepted is, of course, an illusion. Who gets to be the judge and jury on what is deemed beautiful or hideous — successful or stupid? Let me guess: The tabloids or magazines, possibly Hollywood or the catwalks of Milan? How about TV/movies and the media?
Derek Mills, author of the 10 Second Philosophy: A Practical Guide To Releasing Your Inner Genius, is interviewed by Lilou Mace. Derek found his inner genius by pausing and going inside.
Here are the 12 scientifically proven steps to happiness discussed by Sonja Lyubomirsky in her book – “The How of Happiness.” Sonja is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and her work which at one point also focused on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness, has received a great deal on attention from TV stations, radio stations, magazines and newspapers all over the world.
In today’s society, Facebook is our connection to friends and family, a text message is easier than a phone call, and interacting with a live human has become an archaic concept. We live in a world where loneliness is what actually connects us. Loneliness is linked to our heads and our hearts, and oftentimes it is at the root of a health issue.
(By Cherie Roe Dirksen | Purpose Fairy) “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia Doesn’t it feel wonderful to be the catalyst that […]
The biggest roadblock to achieving anything you want is feeling as if you don’t deserve it. The belief “I don’t deserve” is a collective human disorder. This pattern of feeling as if you don’t deserve also normally begins in childhood. This pattern begins in childhood, when we come to the conclusion that if we aren’t […]
Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change
We rarely hear people say “all I really want in this life is to be happy. Teal explains that this goal is the goal that will enable all necessary conditions to fall into place. This goal is the Holy Grail. Happiness is always what we really want. In this episode, Teal suggests many ways you can go about doing this.
(Smithsonian) It sounds like the most useless advice imaginable: Just put on a happy face. Conventional wisdom is that smiling is an effect of feeling happy, rather than the other way around. Simply smiling in stressful situations can’t possibly make you feel any better, right?
By Omar Cherif If we agree that our life here is a short finite journey to what really is to come, then the simple art of living should be a blessing and just the ritual of breathing should be enjoyed as one holy experience. If we don’t, then allow me to explain how I perceive […]