Happiness

Family and Friends | Worth More Than Money Can Buy

Are You Financially Broke, But Loved By Friends and Family? Good News! You Can Afford Happiness While the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G. "Mo' money mo' problems" may seem absurd to us 'poor folk,' a new study may now give credence to the late, great, hip-hop icon's disavowment of the Almighty Dollar. Well, at the very least, this study - according to to the researchers at London School of Economics (LSE) who conducted it - proves that (co...

New Study Says Smart People Require More Time Alone

A new study suggests those with higher intellect require more 'me time' than the average person (in order to achieve happiness). Evolutionary psychologists from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics and Political Science proved their case by studying over 15,000 young adult volunteers. The researchers found that, while the majority of people felt happier when spending their time with others, particular...

Is CrossFit Training The New Successful Approach to Effective Drug Treatment and Sobriety?

CrossFit Meets Recovery and Commitment to Sobriety What is CrossFit and how what does it have to do with drug treatment and rehab? I can tell you this, CrossFit is rigorous exercise that is naturally and uniquely aligned with the principles of effectual sobriety and the community of recovery - and the two go together quite well.  CrossFit is described as a fitness regimen based on peer support. CrossFit uses constantly high int...

Well-Being And Happiness Is A Matter Of Perception

One day, over thirty years ago, after hours of searching for a contact in Soweto, a black township in South Africa just outside Johannesburg, we finally found the home of an individual who requested we visit. After one of the kindest greetings I had ever experienced, the older gentleman gathered three generations of his family into a very small family room. Lanterns provided our light and burning coal our heat. We spent a couple of hou...

Teaching Teens Goals That Will Encompass True Happiness

Goal setting is something that is very positive for teenagers, especially troubled teens. While adolescent years should be a time where a balance is struck between "being a kid" and figuring out what life is about, the skill of goal setting alone is one that teenagers can take into life for the long term. Goal setting is also a major component of recovery for teenagers who are dealing with various problems in their l...

Recovering from Broken Happiness: Recovery Capital

Your Unique Happiness Do you know what makes you happy? Are you happy? Were you once happy, but have not been able to reclaim it? Happiness is unique to each of us, we call it subjective well-being. Your “feeling” of being happy is very unique and specific to you! As a result, the science of happiness or life satisfaction is understood by collecting self-reports and identifying what makes people feel happy. What we do know ...

Life is Asking You Questions: Your Happiness Depends on Your Answers!

We all have a desire to “live the dream,” this is a natural and compelling aspect of the human experience. The very essence and vital nature of motivation to live a life in the pursuit of happiness is set in motion as we live life and ask important life questions. However, it does not take long before the tables are turned and life begins to ask us questions. As we grow, we quickly learn that the direction and quality of our...

Employee Happiness: How One Company is Redifining Prosperity

At Mimecast Its not just about the bottom line.  Some companies, like Mimecast,have created a high performance culture by caring about their employees emotional and physical well-being.  Yoga and guided imagery? Yes, Mimecast does care about the bottom line, but their methods are unusual. Their goal is to produce high performers by creating a healthy culture through real means. Mimecast employs a "sleep room" and a "collabora...

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10 Things Happy, Confident People Dont Really Believe

There are often lists of the secrets of "happy" people and what they do--but what about what they don't do? Are there some things they really try to not indulge in?   1. “I’m not as good as they are.”  It really doesn’t matter. If you’re not doing just what someone else is, it doesn’t make your contribution any less valuable. You can’t measure your success by comparing it to someone...