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Self compassion is increasingly being found to correlate highly and positively with a number of desirable constructs including wellbeing, health and happiness. Not surprisingly, if we feel better about ourselves, we feel better about our lives. A healthy attitude towards oneself brings about a healthy dose of...

If happiness is at least partly about accomplishment and achievement; and if happiness is at least partly about setting and working towards meaningful goals; and if happiness is at least partly about making positive progress then...

The science of happiness (or Positive Psychology) has borrowed much from Buddhism and Zen principles over the years; and what we've gradually found is that the age-old ideas are (mostly) supported by contemporary science. Accordingly, if you're interested in finding Zen ways to build more happiness...

Mindfulness has become an integral part of Positive Psychology and the science of happiness. Happiness, it's argued, requires a degree of mindfulness within its foundation. But before psychology "discovered" mindfulness, it was a core component of Buddhist teachings and notably, it wasn't always associated with happiness. Intrigued? Read...

via Mindful by Kelly McGonigal One evening when I walked into a classroom to teach my Science of Stress course, I found a newspaper waiting for me on the lectern. A student had brought in an article called “Stress: It’s Contagious.” The report claimed that stress...

Happiness requires a level of positivity. It should be "real" positivity; but positivity nevertheless is a prerequisite for happiness. So if you want more happiness then check out these 3 great positivity tips...