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via the Ladders by Christopher D Connors When the going is good in life, we tend to have this feeling of invincibility. Nothing can stop me! Then, reality hits: that feeling never lasts forever. Tough times strike. Hardship comes into our lives. We begin to struggle and suddenly,...

via Inverse.com by Simon Rosenbaum and Jill Newby Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we are being warned of a “second wave” of mental health problems that threaten to overrun an already weakened mental health service. As we emerge from this crisis, while some people may need specialist help with treating mental illness,...

via the Ladders by Melissa Chu Imagine that it’s close to bedtime. You’ve finished a long day of work, ate dinner, and watched TV. You get into bed and relax by doing some reading. After a while, you realize it’s getting late and decide to call it a...

via Greater Good Magazine by Daniel Cordaro It was 2014, and my research team—including the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner—was studying a remote group of former nomads high in the Himalayas of Eastern Bhutan. This was a place that no outsider had ever traveled to before, and we were...

via Forbes by Brianna Wiest When it comes to ambition, it’s easy to allow big visions to eclipse our needs. In fact, burnout is reaching epidemic levels in our workforce. In 2019, some studies estimated that over two-thirds of employees experienced symptoms. Unrealistic demands and a lack of healthy work-life...

No one will ever live a "perfect" life. No one will ever be happy all the time. We all make mistakes and we all feel bad at times. But happiness (and success) is making more good decisions than bad; feel positive emotions more than negative...

via Psychology Today by Luke Smilie Scholars have long asserted that well-being is the ultimate end-goal of virtually every human endeavour. If this is even partly true, then identifying the factors that influence well-being is an important mission for psychological science. And one factor that seems to...

Happiness isn't always easy. Happiness, therefore, requires resilience. Those wanting happiness could benefit from doing what these resilient people do...