All posts tagged happiness

How Resilient-Ready are You for 2012?

Tom Peters recently blogged about Flourish, the latest book by Martin Seligman, founder of the Positive Psychology Movement. Their research has shown that the building of personal strengths such as courage, optimism, work ethic, honesty and perseverance all have a positive effect on peoples’ mental wellbeing. The process of building a positive mindset is not trivial or easy, as evidenced by Seligman’s work with the US Army. However, if it piques your interest, why not try Seligman’s “Three Good Things” exercise? It sounds simple, but over time its effects can be profound. Three Good Things Exercise Each night before you…

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The Happiness Pie recipe… Seasons Greetings

and a new home for “Adventures with Daughter”; but first… I discovered this in a book I read recently, and really liked it. Something to reflect on over the season to be jolly! Happiness Pie Recipe (from “Belly Dancers for Beginners” by Liz Byrski) 1 cup of Confidence 1 cup of Love in a pan of Happiness mix the above add a pinch of Tenderness 1 tablespoon of Trust stir well in the Sunshine roll out a Loving crust flour with Contentment keep all free from strife fill with Understanding and bake well all your Life… For 2011 and beyond,…

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We Often Say YES Because We Want to Make Others Happy. Learn to Say NO…

Overcommitment: A Happiness Killer… we often say yes because we want to make others happy and are afraid to admit we aren’t superhuman. Learn to say no, advises Marshall Goldsmith for Bloomberg Businessweek… What kills happiness? It’s usually a series of simple little things, like saying yes too much when you really should say no. There is a saying, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” This makes sense; if you are a busy person, you are obviously organized and practiced at delivering results. Beware: There’s a fine line between taking on a lot and taking…

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