This well-being theory, otherwise known as PERMA, is a revamped version of the happiness theory presented by leading positive psychologist Martin Seligman. For me (and I hope this for you), the goal is not merely to make it through life, but to flourish.
Our lives are shaped by our thoughts. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. Here we emphasize bringing the full might of our conscious mind to the present moment, the positive possibilities, and the love.
Committing to a daily meditation practice is the ultimate challenge. That’s why I love the idea of a one-minute mindfulness meditation: you can practice anywhere, anytime.
It’s easy to miss some of the unhealthy practices we employ every day. In every single case, awareness is the first step toward releasing the bad habits that are weighing on our hearts, and living a good life that we really love.
On every darkened path of fear, there’s an opportunity to pause, look around, and change the way you’re going. Your transformation in that moment is your miracle. It’s realistic to believe in miracles; it’s a beautiful way of being in the world, one that highlights the joy, eases the pain, and turns “enough” into a […]
Every so often, we forget that life is beautiful. Let this short list be a reminder to you that, no matter what, there is something beautiful worthy of your discovery.
There are certain things happy people do to insert more happiness into their lives on a daily basis. It may not be possible to be happy-go-lucky on a consistent basis, but a happy life stems from our willingness to prioritize positivity whenever we’re able to.
Music has the power to move us profoundly, on the deepest level of our being. Science supports what we’ve instinctively known to be true for so long: that the benefits of music are real, they are prevalent, and they’re worth noting.
Negative emotions, like all emotions, have their purpose. Positive emotions tend to support our highest evolution as a compassionate, successful, and healthy individual. Today, let’s focus on the positive aspect of the emotional terrain that we navigate each day; let’s engage the power of positive thinking so we can truly live all the days of […]
Happy people don’t wait for wonderful circumstances before they give the world their smile. It’s a certain kind of person that retains the capacity to bring joy to even the smallest things; luckily, since you and I are human, we’re both that kind of person.
In an effort to better define and measure true, authentic happiness, we can look at three “kinds of happiness” studied by positive psychology experts. These “paths” really are ways of walking in the world, of living intentionally and minding the practices that support the sense of joy that we experience.