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Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person

Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A new psychological study investigates.
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Two harmonious passions are better than one or none harmonious passions; obsessive passions are obviously a non-o!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, December 30, 2015 3:21 PM

Tener pasiones en la vida nos hace más felices #PsicologiaPositiva #pasiones #PosPsy

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Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind

Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind | positive psychology | Scoop.it
New research suggests that once you start doing nice things for other people, you might not want to stop.
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be part of the positive upward spiral

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Does Wealth Reduce Compassion?

Does Wealth Reduce Compassion? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dacher Keltner discusses his lab's research into the effect that wealth has on people's generosity and sense of connectedness.
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the more rich you are the more Ayn Randian your views....what a sad state of affairs!

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The Key To Living Like the Happiest People On Earth - Fulfillment Daily

The Key To Living Like the Happiest People On Earth - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Being happy isn't just about you - helping others find happiness helps you find your own true happiness!
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helping others as a route to happiness!

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself - Fulfillment Daily

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Having trouble finding Christmas presents for your loved ones? This holiday season, try giving the gift of yourself!
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if you are running out of gift ideas, try gifting your time and attention this year:-)

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Could An 11 Minute Habit Change Your Life?

Could An 11 Minute Habit Change Your Life? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Does the idea of improving your wellbeing leave you feeling completely worn out?  Raise your positivity levels, discover your strengths, practice compassion, fi(...)
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cue, routine and reward loop to build your happiness habits!

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4 New and Helpful Insights on Gratitude

4 New and Helpful Insights on Gratitude | positive psychology | Scoop.it
But gratitude alone is not enough on Thanksgiving.
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a curious and spiritual attitude enhances gratitude!

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Does it pay to be kind to strangers?

Does it pay to be kind to strangers? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Generous people are happier and healthier, yet acts of kindness are often met with suspicion and scorn. Why? David Robson talks to a psychologist who set out to find the answer.
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paying it forward and random acts of kindness are good for you!

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The New Definition of Happiness

The New Definition of Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Positive psychology experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain that our preception of happiness may depend largely on how we define it.
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read to know the four qualities to sustain happiness.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 28, 2015 5:23 PM

Achor y Gielan dicen que la felicidad es "la alegría que sentimos al ir tratando de alcanzar nuestro potencial" ¿Tú como la defines? #psicologiapositiva #PosPsy #felicidad

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Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In concept, saying you’re grateful even if you’re not seems bourgeois and saccharine. But it’s actually a tool to a better end.
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even if you start by faking, end by being genuinely thankful!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 23, 2015 10:24 AM

Ser agradecidos nos hace más felices #psicologiapositiva #gratitud #PosPsy

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Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here’s How

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here’s How | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence shows that we can teach our brains to feel more compassion, both for others and ourselves. Imagine how the world might be...
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compassion is learn-able!

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The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness | Psychology Today

The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness | Psychology Today | positive psychology | Scoop.it

uMost of us have an idea of what it means to be mindful but what does it mean to be heartful? This post explores the definition, examples, and concepts around heartfulness. It offers practical strategies for using mindfulness to jump-start heartfulness.

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heartfulness: the action-packed cousin of mindfulness! 

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Adrian Roberts's curator insight, October 23, 2015 6:32 AM

Mindfulness and hurtfulness, they just go together, perhaps together they are wisdom?

Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:59 AM

A pleno corazón: además de la atención plena, podemos tener el corazón presente en todo lo que hacemos #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy

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Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla'

Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla' | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Just a few minutes of mindfulness can boost your awareness.
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an unexpected benefit of mindfulness!

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
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Other people matter. Relationships matter. Period.

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Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health?

Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We are happy researchers, and so we plan to be around when that happens.
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Love this "We are happy researchers, and so we plan to be around when that happens."

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Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels

Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels | positive psychology | Scoop.it

elf by helping others! pedrosimoes7 via flickrGo ahead and tend to your sulky friend - helping others can protect you from the negative effects of stress, research suggests.You may

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helping yourself by helping others!

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Positive Psychology Books: Your Top 100 List of Readings

Positive Psychology Books: Your Top 100 List of Readings | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The Best Positive Psychology Books in 2014 available for download (PDF), including the 'Science of happiness books' and 'Strength Finding Books'.
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a pretty good list ..have personally read and would recommend many books on the list!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, December 16, 2015 9:13 PM

100 de los mejores libros de psicología positiva #PsicologiaPositiva #PosPsy

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Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune

Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Move over, secondhand smoke—there’s a new health risk in town.
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Not only should you guard yourself against second hand stress; considering the contagious and harmful effects of stress, it becomes your moral duty towards your loved ones to be as stress free as possible:-)

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Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset?

Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.
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One of the dilemmas I face as a Gallup strengths coach is Gallup's insistence (and test-retest correlations to back this up) that strengths order does not change significantly and what this means for people who want to develop some of their lesser strengths. I believe in a personal growth mindset-- that all strengths can be increased with effort and right strategies-- though to be sure the greatest impact will be by focusing on stop strengths and becoming a better version of yourself!

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Does money bring happiness?

Does money bring happiness? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Almost all of us want to be happy in our life.  One of the reasons we engage in our chosen work is because we hope to derive some happiness from it. However as Barry Schwartz contemplates, a large …
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Only if you spend it on others:-)

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How A Tragedy Like The Paris Attacks Could Drive You To Risk Your Life For Strangers

How A Tragedy Like The Paris Attacks Could Drive You To Risk Your Life For Strangers | positive psychology | Scoop.it
“When forced to make rapid, intuitive decisions, we tend to act the most selflessly.”
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'everyday heroism' sounds on similar lines as the 'ordinary magic' of resilience! Normally we assume heroism to be rare personality trait, but its all around us!

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Scientists locate the brain's happiness centre

Scientists locate the brain's happiness centre | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a team of Japanese scientists have located the part of the brain linked to feeling happy.
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Its the percuneus, stupid!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 27, 2015 2:34 PM

Nuevos hallazgos sobre el cerebro y la felicidad #PsicologiaPositiva #neuropsicologia #PosPsy

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18 Meditation Masters Spill The Truth On What Meditation Truly Is

18 Meditation Masters Spill The Truth On What Meditation Truly Is | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What is meditation? Millions of people meditate, but do we actually know what we're practicing? 18 meditation masters spill the truth.
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some thoughts on what is mediation....

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The Promise of Positive Education

The Promise of Positive Education | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.
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teaching grit and resilience to students  is the need of the hour!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:48 AM

¿Conoces la educación positiva? Aplicar la psicología positiva en las escuelas tiene muy buenos resultados #PsicologiaPositiva #PosPsy #EducacionPositiva

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Meaningful Life

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Meaningful Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A meaningful, purpose-filled life is one of the most essential ingredients for true happiness. Here's how you can start living one.
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the importance of finding meaning in life!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:57 AM

Tips para vivir una vida con sentido #PsicologiaPositiva,#PosPsy