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Nurturing Your Introvert-Extrovert Mix. Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an extrovert.

Nurturing Your Introvert-Extrovert Mix

I had always thought that it works something like this: Extroversion relates to how outgoing someone is Introversion is the same as being shy. That was kind of my general perception. Doing just a little bit of reading made it clear very quickly - my thinking was way off! Can we make ourselves happier? 1 July 2013Last updated at 15:24 GMT By Pascale Harter BBC News.

Can we make ourselves happier?

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Business Leaders Must Lead Dialogue Around Mental Health in the Workplace. We are working in really tough economic times, with employees putting in longer and harder hours than ever before.

Business Leaders Must Lead Dialogue Around Mental Health in the Workplace

Across the UK, people are working under greater pressure, becoming increasingly stressed, and generally feeling more anxious about the future. Indeed, among people of working age, nearly half of all ill health is now mental illness, with 1 in 4 people affected by a mental health problem in any year. It's therefore more important than ever that we address the issue of mental health in the workplace.

However the challenge for employers isn't just about addressing health and wellbeing issues when staff take sick leave, it's also about prevention and building resilience in your workforce before it hits crisis point. Too many employee health and wellbeing programmes focus only on physical health, for example healthy eating and smoking cessation, and neglect the mental resilience needed for employees to cope with the challenges of work and life.

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today: New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success! - Emma Seppala Ph.D. 19Sep I started meditating soon after 9/11. Zen TV, by Bernard McGrane. 5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by What does it mean to be mindful?

5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by

Essentially, mindfulness means to be present, and in the moment. It is important that we remind ourselves of this simple fact. Why wellbeing is not a silly season filler. The tech startups that believe happiness can be found in an app. The HappierInc app is built around the theory that writing down a nice thought is good for you.

The tech startups that believe happiness can be found in an app

Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life, by Philip Zimbardo. Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life The following is adapted from a commencement address Philip G.

Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life, by Philip Zimbardo

Zimbardo delivered at the University of Puget Sound earlier this month. Dr. Zimbardo, a giant in the field of social psychology, is now a professor at Palo Alto University, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, and the president of the Heroic Imagination Project. In the text of his talk below, we have embedded links to research supporting his advice to graduates. As I now complete my 55th year of teaching psychology, I am ever more grateful for the unique opportunity we teachers each have to learn from and share in the youthful exuberance of our students. 5 Ways Meditation Can Make You Happier and More Successful at Work. Transformation Is Real - Laying the Groundwork. Expanded Awareness and Success.

Uncovering The Blind Spot of Leadership, by C. Otto Scharmer. We live in a time of massive institutional failure, collectively creating results that nobody wants.

Uncovering The Blind Spot of Leadership, by C. Otto Scharmer

Climate change. AIDS. Finding the Tracks. Gandhi's 10 Rules for Changing the World, by Henrik Edberg. Eckhart Tolle: The Easier Path, by Spirituality & Health Magazine. The renowned spiritual teacher on getting stuck in the future and saving the planet.

Eckhart Tolle: The Easier Path, by Spirituality & Health Magazine

A Guide To Practical Contentment, by Leo Babauta. A lot of people search for ways to find happiness, but I’ve found the.

A Guide To Practical Contentment, by Leo Babauta

Emotional_Wellbeing_Strategy_Sept. Mindfulness is sweeping the western world ‘at a momentous rate’, says its pioneer. Class of 2013: Start Designing Your Life. Here’s the commencement speech I gave at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Information in 2010. Seasonality in SeekingMental Health Information on Google. Mental disorders and happiness. In his book Saving Normality Allen Frances gives an educated plea against diagnostic inflation.

The majority of people who are currently diagnosed as having a mental disorder are not ill, but experience normal distress. Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010. Transforming Diagnosis. In a few weeks, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This volume will tweak several current diagnostic categories, from autism spectrum disorders to mood disorders. Dalai Lama, other leading thinkers say emotional health key to solving world's problems. Several of the world’s big thinkers convened Wednesday on a living room-like stage at Madison’s Overture Center to talk global climate change, the nature of happiness and other weighty topics, all in the presence of a keenly interested Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

The daylong event, called “Change Your Mind, Change the World,” brought together experts in neuroscience, health care, psychology, economics and the environment. A core theme was that many seemingly intractable global problems could be eased with a better understanding of the profound effect that emotional well-being has on one’s physical health. Richard Layard: Why We Should Put Mental Health First.