For centuries, the field of psychology focused on addressing the negative—investigating what was wrong with us or relieving suffering from depression, trauma, and addictions. But over the last decade, we've seen a significant shift: scientists are now turning their attention to what makes people thrive. What thoughts, actions, and behaviors make us more productive at … Continue reading What Is The Science Of Happiness?
Many people believe that happiness comes from success, health, and great human connections. However, the inverse of this principle is actually the statement that is the truest: success, wealth, good health, and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause. When you are happy, you are more likely to make choices that lead to … Continue reading Reinventing Happiness
The research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Both of these are relatively stable—that is, our life changes, and our mood fluctuates, but our general happiness is more genetically determined than anything else. The good news is, with … Continue reading What Is Happiness?