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How to Feel at Home Wherever You Are

How to Feel at Home Wherever You Are | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Home is where you feel safe, connected, understood, and loved. Here's how to feel at home wherever you are.

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What a great picture!

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:12 PM


Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
—Basho


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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 2014 12:46 PM

Bring a sense of enthusiasm into everything you do, as though you’re a child seeing everything for the first time. Be curious, ask questions, and learn details; every place and every person has a story. Be fearless and go out and explore; this exploration will help you build the deeper connection to the world around you that is needed to feel at home.

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The Search for Happiness

The Search for Happiness | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Are you happy? Could you be happier? Gretchen Rubin was already "pretty happy" when she asked herself these very questions. In search of the answers, she started her own pursuit of happiness, which eventually became a New York Times bestseller titled, The Happiness Project. She has now written a second book, Happier at Home, based on the idea that the home is the foundation of happiness. Knowledge@Wharton recently spoke with Rubin about why happy people work more hours each week, how to make and keep happiness resolutions, how to ward off the three happiness leeches and how to start your own Happiness Project.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:39 PM

There is some excellent research on happiness out there.

The Learning Factor's comment, August 14, 2013 6:31 PM
Glad you liked it
Prakash's curator insight, May 11, 2015 9:35 AM

Gretchen Rubin - a different kind of pursuit of happiness 

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The Best Definition of Success Is the One You Never Use

The Best Definition of Success Is the One You Never Use | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Forget kaleidoscopes, forget people are like snowflakes, forget we're all individuals (bonus points if you got the last reference without following the link.)There is only one real way to define

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Very important question!

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Anita's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:16 PM

How do you define success?

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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:26 PM

Positive much?

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Achieving Happiness Is Easier Than You Think: 7 Steps to Be Happy Right Now

Achieving Happiness Is Easier Than You Think: 7 Steps to Be Happy Right Now | Positive futures | Scoop.it

It's simple, really (like most EQ concepts)!


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15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently | Positive futures | Scoop.it

What is the difference between happy people and unhappy people?

 

 Of course, it may be very obvious, happy people are happy while unhappy people are unhappy, right?

 

 Well, that is correct, but we want to know what are the things that these people do differently and that is why, I have put together a list of things that HAPPY people do differently than UNHAPPY people.

 

Read more: 15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently http://bit.ly/IUUIwv


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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:20 AM
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I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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The 75-Year Study that Found the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life

The 75-Year Study that Found the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Positive futures | Scoop.it

 

What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in order to see how they changed and what they learned. And it would probably be too ambitious for anyone to actually undertake.

 

Only, a group of Harvard researchers did undertake it, producing a comprehensive, flesh-and-blood picture of some of life’s fundamental questions: how we grow and change, what we value as time goes on, and what is likely to make us happy and fulfilled.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:24 PM

A study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:59 AM

Love is all that matters. Work is the unhappiest place and the commute to work is the second unhappiest place in many studies. When we are grounded in solid, loving relationships, it makes all the difference in the world.

The Learning Factor's comment, August 12, 2013 5:51 PM
Thanks Ivon. Love and relationships matter most.
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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:39 AM

A must read.

Is there a difference between a happy life and a meaningful life? How do the happy life and the meaningful life differ?  

In a new study, which will be published this year in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Positive Psychology, psychological scientists found that a meaningful life and happy life overlap in certain ways, but are ultimately very different. Leading a happy life is associated with being a "taker" while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a "giver.

Take this: "Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided".

Ariana Amorim's comment, January 22, 2013 8:40 AM
Um dos melhores artigos que li nos últimos tempos.
Les Howard's curator insight, January 22, 2013 10:24 AM

Interesting article and fascinating discussion afterward

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When Growth Outpaces Happiness

When Growth Outpaces Happiness | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It is startling to find that Chinese people’s feelings of well-being have declined in a period of such momentous improvement in their economic lives.

 

Richard Easterlin in NY Times: China demonstrates that "growth alone, even at sustained, spectacular rates, has not produced the kind of life satisfaction crucial to a stable society — an experience that shows how critically important good jobs and a strong social safety net are to people’s happiness."

 

Another piece of evidence that it is time for a new economic and social development model.


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“Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.”

“Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.” | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness: how to find happiness in work; how to have the courage to be yourself, do what you love, and take risks; how to build a life around your own values, interests, and temperament.


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