Happiness is linked to having more gray matter brain volume in the precuneus.
Para o psicólogo israelense Tal Ben-Shahar, que lecionou por 25 anos em Harvard, o grande mal do século XXI é que não se busca tempo para o descanso
O pensamento polarizado age automaticamente e nos leva a generalizar situações sem parar para examiná-las. Aqueles que pensam assim geralmente dizem «tudo dá errado para mim», «eu sempre perco», e outras expressões desse tipo.
How one mother’s vision to help her daughter and daughter’s friends with anxiety turned into a mindfulness program that’s been taught to 15,000 kids in eight school districts.
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be,” wrote Abraham Lincoln.
Let’s face it, if happiness was as achievable as simply deciding to be happy, there’d be a whole lot more happy people. Yet not only is happiness not something we can «just choose,» when we put pressure on ourselves to feel happy, it can inadvertently set us on a war path with ourselves. Which is why, adopting a mindset that embraces the «not so happy» emotions we can rise up within us is essential to living a happier life.
Happiness is a serious business. Inspired by the positive psychology movement, corporations hold positions for “chief fun officers” and esteemed institutions like Stanford and Yale offer classes on happiness. But this infatuation with good times is only creating confusion about what it means to succeed, and what skills we need to thrive.
That winter was severe, and dismal chill descended on Boston. Snowstorms broke out almost every day – at least that is how it seemed.
Ian Leslie reveals in his new book that lying is as innate to us as communication – and just as important to our survival.
We all know, of course, that liars are always other people. Lovers who have fallen out accuse one another of deceit; voters declare all politicians liars; the religious charge the godless with hating the truth, while atheists accuse churchgoers of perpetuating the biggest lie of all.