Category: Happiness

Positive Psychology and Valuing Meaning over Happiness

The birth of Positive Psychology is traced back to Professor Martin Seligman’s Presidential Address in the APA’s 1998 Annual Report in which he wrote: “Positive psychology should not only have as a useful side effect the prevention of serious mental

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Happiness is Overrated

In the past 20 years, research into the subject of happiness has exploded. Thousands of books have been published on the subject in recent years. One relevant finding is that happiness and its focus on life-satisfaction is overrated and a

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Flourishing in Four Dimensions

Joe has read every self-help bestseller in the business. In fact, as soon as a new one comes out, he buys it. Joe is an attentive reader and a bright guy. And when reading these books, he gets great flashes

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The Battle of Stress and Fulfillment

Sam wakes up at 6:30, washes up, brushes his teeth and slams his first cup of coffee. He wakes the kids, packs their lunches and rushes them to the school bus. He runs home, grabs the car keys, shouts a

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The Power of Self-Esteem

Wikipedia defines self-esteem as a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. As a subjective self evaluation, social scientists have been arguing about the value of positive self-esteem for the past 20 years. However, if you define

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Live, Love, Learn and Leave a Legacy – The Four Human Dimensions

One of the great achievements of Steven Covey was the coining of the phrase “To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave a Legacy”. Beyond the beautiful wording, it taught that a fulfilling life requires recognizing the existence, importance and

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5 Findings on Habits That Can Change Your Life

The Power of Habits At Brevedy, we’re big fans of the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and we’ve created a 3 minute video on the 7 Habits to help people learn them. One thing that Covey does not discuss

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Tony Gwynn, Happiness and How You Can Get There

With the passing of Tony Gwynn, we’ve lost one of the best guys in baseball. Being the best guy in a sport doesn’t necessarily mean being the best player. Oftentimes, they are diametrically opposed. It’s just that with Tony, they

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The Happiness Formula H=S+C+V

The NY Times recently had an article titled A Formula for Happiness, in which the author, Arthur C Brooks describes the formula for happiness as: half being genetically determined, up to an additional 40 percent comes from the things that

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Growing Through and From Negative Experiences

Everyone experiences “negative situations”. It might be dealing with a difficult person or struggling to reach a goal or dealing with adversity. When we let that negativity pull us down, our responses are slower, if we muster the ability to

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