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Andrew Weil's Spontaneous Happiness: Our Nature-Deficit Disorder

Andrew Weil's Spontaneous Happiness: Our Nature-Deficit Disorder | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
You aren’t depressed; our brains just aren’t equipped for 21st-century life.
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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?

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raymondo's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:35 PM

Hello, Just in case you didn't see this last time around

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Six Tips to Bring in More Positive Energy | Psychology Today

Six Tips to Bring in More Positive Energy | Psychology Today | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
If you are unhappy, try following another path. By Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D....
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7 Essential Books on Optimism

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What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.
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The Economics of Happiness - Jeffrey D. Sachs - Project Syndicate

The Economics of Happiness - Jeffrey D. Sachs - Project Syndicate | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
The mad pursuit of corporate profits is threatening us all.
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Shawn Achor – “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance” | Your Olive Branch News - yobo

Shawn Achor – “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance” | Your Olive Branch News - yobo | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
Shawn Achor 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.

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Amazing talk on happiness and physicality.... WOW. Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain

Google Tech Talk September 23, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Richard J. Davidson In this talk, Richard J. Davidson will explore recent scientific research on th...

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Harvard Medical video: What it takes to be happy

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and editor of Harvard Health Publication's special health repo...
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Search for Meaning in Life Today with Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl's theory and therapy grew out of his experiences in Nazi death camps. He saw that people who had hopes of being reunited with loved ones, or wh...
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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:58 AM

As a therapist having worked with thousands of people over the years, i can attest to the power of Frankl's thoughts....worth your time and consideration.

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The Four Attitudes of Happiness | Psychology Today

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Happiness comes more easily to those with a certain outlook By Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D....
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Studying the positive side of trauma and grief | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/15/2011

Studying the positive side of trauma and grief | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/15/2011 | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it

While the more dramatic PTSD has gotten far more publicity, a cadre of researchers has been studying the positive side of trauma and grief: that most people bounce back to baseline, and some emerge from disaster stronger and better, at least in some ways.

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» How to Unleash Your Creativity - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» How to Unleash Your Creativity - Adventures in Positive Psychology | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
It's amazing how many new and innovative ideas arrive in the world each and every day. People are constantly progressing and expanding current ideas to solve problems, make things more convenient, and to economically endure.
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» How Do “Flourishers” Flourish? - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» How Do “Flourishers” Flourish? - Adventures in Positive Psychology | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
A flourishing person is someone who experiences positive emotions, excels in daily life, and is a contributing and productive member of society. In other words, they consistently feel good and do good.

 

The article shares six pleasant activities that can boost positive emotions. The “flourishers” experienced higher levels of positive emotions during these activities:

 

Helping

Interacting With Others

Playing and Amusement

Learning and Curiousity

Spiritual Activity

Exercising

 

As you go through your day, work to observe and be aware of your emotional reactions to different situations and experiences. Determine what activities, people, and places elicit the greatest positivity for you, and incorporate more of this into your life.


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raymondo's comment, December 2, 2011 10:24 PM
Hi Kate, positivity plus Happiness & Wellbeing is an Excellent mix.

With Warmth, Raymondo
Senzeni Katywa's curator insight, May 31, 2014 7:15 AM

Our well-being is is dependant on the way we live our lives. People who live stable lives with their families and have stable jobs are generally known to live more happier lives. 

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Martin Seligman on positive psychology | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
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7 Must-Read Books on the Art & Science of Happiness

7 Must-Read Books on the Art & Science of Happiness | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life.
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RSA Animate - Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.
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7 Must-Read Books on the Art & Science of Happiness

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From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life.

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Laughter 'may be best medicine'

Laughter 'may be best medicine' | Positivity, Happiness & Well Being | Scoop.it
People feel less pain after a good belly laugh, most likely because of the release of naturally-occuring endorphins, research suggests.

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12 Things Happy People Do Differently

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Practical Tips for Productive Living...

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21 Habits of Happy People

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“Happiness is a habit - cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed.

We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials.
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» How Positive Writing Can Increase Life-Satisfaction

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Writing is an amazing creative and emotional outlet. I know not everyone enjoys writing, but there are many different ways to use writing to infiltrate positivity into our life and to focus on more upbeat and encouraging things.
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http://blogs.psychcentral.com/positive-psychology/2011/05/how-positive-writing-can-increase-life-satisfaction/


Alexandra Real's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:47 AM

Writing is much more than having to sit at a desk with the keys of your computer at your fingertips waiting for that English essay to arise. It's a way to communicate with others, way of expressing thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, and as mentioned in this article, a way of coping with trauma. Writing can be used as a tool to help individuals have greater life-satisfaction by writing down the positive aspects of their life and being thankful/grateful. Even if one already feel a sense of purpose and satisfaction in their life, I say this helps as a way to become aware and mindful of positive experiences in our lives.