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The thinking, acts & habits that might build happiness and well-being.
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Quickly Quiet Your Mind - Management Tip of the Day - April 05, 2013 - Harvard Business Review

Quickly Quiet Your Mind - Management Tip of the Day - April 05, 2013 - Harvard Business Review | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
A clear head produces the best insights. But it's a challenge to take time off in the midst of a busy day to rest your brain. Here are three easy ways to build breaks into your day:Meditate on...
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For those who fly often, the plane offers a perfect place to meditate or daydream. Instead of flicking thru the mediocre in-flight magazine, plug your ears, settle your breathing, straighten your back, and stop thinking for a while.

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A Simple Way to Increase Your Joy

A Simple Way to Increase Your Joy | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
Start by asking yourself: What's right in my life?

 

Three months in a village in the Amazon, sleeping on ground and always hungry, reminds me daily of the joy of a hot shower...

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The science of compassion

The science of compassion | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
Everyone smiled. The woman who greeted me on the door smiled and the woman who told me where to register smiled and so did the woman who gave me a badge. Perhaps these women always smile, or perhaps they thought they had to.

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Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant

Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it

"The universe is made of stories, not atoms"

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A heartfelt, shared mission increases performance - of companies

A heartfelt, shared mission increases performance - of companies | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
How convincing customers to buy less of their products actually advanced the company's mission.
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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness | TED.com

TED Talks Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

 

Or, we have the capacity to manufacture that which we all desire - happiness.

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Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: Paul Zak at the Future of StoryTelling 2012

The emotionally charged story recounted at the beginning Dr. Paul Zak's film—of a terminally ill two-year-old named Ben and his father—offers a simple yet re...
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Narratives that follow the 'dramatic arc' can change behaviour by changing brain chemistry.

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How empathy (emotional and cognitive) can make u more creative, build human bonds,

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The Heart Grows Smarter

The Heart Grows Smarter | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
A study that has followed a set of men from 1938 to the present time confirms that emotional intelligence is critical to leading a contented life.
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Hyperthinking

This video gives you an overview of hyperthinking, a concept created to help individuals adapt to the age of networks. More on the concept and book on hypert...
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The truth is not out there, it’s inside us

The truth is not out there, it’s inside us | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
Truth is perception.  I have already heard this from Marcus Aurelius, Gautama Buddha, and Gustave Flaubert amongst others.
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What’s with the rocks?

What’s with the rocks? | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
The karesansui (dry landscape) rock garden in the Ryoanji temple in Kyoto, Japan, contains 15 seemingly randomly placed rocks in a sea of raked gravel.
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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world | Lotus: Evidence-based Flourishing | Scoop.it
Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens' happiness levels, not the GDP.
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