What is happy?
This is a pearltree I am using as part of a mentor training programme. It links to an electic mix of resources that continue the debate about happiness. Mar 4
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Talks about happiness
Written by Suzannah Moss - FamilyHealthGuide Senior Writer
This blog is mostly science-based parenting advice.
You wake up in the morning and determine to be happy, but your happiness can be short- lived because of other factors not within your control and they are sending negative signals to disturb your peace of mind. To be totally happy you have to handle the three components of happiness well.
Five things likely to make you happier in the short term Here is my list of things to give you a short-term "hit" of happiness. Of course, these things won't solve your long-term problems, but they are useful tricks to giving yourself some relief when it all seems too much. Each is virtually guaranteed to give you some satisfaction, but they won't work unless you try them.
It seems we are all striving for happiness; but, what do we actually mean by happiness?
The happiest people surround themselves with family and friends, don't care about keeping up with the Joneses next door, lose themselves in daily activities and, most important, forgive easily. The once-fuzzy picture of what makes people happy is coming into focus as psychologists no longer shun the study of happiness. In the mid-'90s, scientific journals published about 100 studies on sadness for every one study on happiness. Now a burgeoning "positive psychology" movement that emphasizes people's strengths and talents instead of their weaknesses is rapidly closing the gap, says University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin E. P. Seligman, author of the new book, Authentic Happiness .
Happiness 4 is faith and participation in the unconditional, never-ending love of God.
Daily affirmations and inspirational messages may look cheesy but they work. Ironically, the first things we forget are the most vital for our happiness, like the love we have for our friends or the beautiful day that is outside. It's great to be caught off guard and have your daily monotony jumbled up by an unexpected smile, a good word or a kind gesture.
This month, we feature videos of a Greater Good presentation by Rick Hanson, the best-selling author and trailblazing psychologist. In this excerpt from his talk, Dr. Hanson explains how we can take advantage of the brain’s natural “plasticity”—it’s ability to change shape over time.
Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being. One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion . The English word was coined in 1909 by Edward B. Titchener as an attempt to translate the German word " Einfühlungsvermögen ", a new phenomenon explored at the end of 19th century mainly by Theodor Lipps . It was later re-translated into the German language as " Empathie ", and is still in use there. [ 1 ]
Greek philosophers (Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippus, Epicurus). The philosophy of happiness is a direction by which philosophical inquiry approaches the nature of happiness and the ways by which to attain it. Both the classic Western philosophy ( Ancient philosophy ) and the Eastern philosophy since its inception deal with the subject of happiness. [ edit ] Happiness in the philosophy of the ancient world Diogenes with a lamp. [ edit ] Socrates
Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs , a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. [ 2 ] Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University , Brooklyn College , New School for Social Research and Columbia University . He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a "bag of symptoms." [ 3 ] [ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Youth
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