"Happiness" Blogs & Blog Posts

Freedom and FlourishingFreedom and Flourishing

This blog explores links between freedom (liberty) and human flourishing

 
Knowledge and WisdomKnowledge and Wisdom

This blog provides a secret map that takes you right to the heart of you ow...

 
Thought MedicineThought Medicine

Exploring the Power of Mind from Science to Spirituality

 
Three Beautiful ThingsThree Beautiful Things

Every day I write about three things that have amused or delighted me.

 


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In today’s busy world of work obligations and family responsibilities, free time can feel like an impossible luxury. You may dream of having long, lazy days to whatever you enjoy. But as enjoyable as all that time may seem, it turns out that there...

As a cultural icon worthy of representing Sweden, "lagom" (lah-gomm) is an amalgam of understanding one's existence in the world, the repercussions of our interactions, and the satisfaction of embracing a culture based on common sense. Here's how Jo...

Most people tend to move toward a happiness "set point" after good things or bad things happen to them. Philip Brickman and Donald T. Campbell coined the term "hedonic treadmill" to describe this phenomenon in a 1971 essay titled "Hedonic Relativism...

Starting your day off by reading the news (or opening your Twitter feed) can be rough on your mood. Why not greet the morning with an energizing, life-affirming podcast instead? You’ll likely do better at embracing the day’s challenges if you don...

If you ever feel that you’re in a rut then do something to get you out of your comfort zone. A new study reveals the importance for expanding one’s boundaries to increase one’s happiness. Going out of your comfort zone doesn’t...

People who volunteer tend to be happier than those that don’t. Is that because happier people volunteering or that volunteering can make you happy? It turns out that volunteering does increase your happiness. Researchers found that the average...

"Rather than waking up and just thinking of the stuff you have to get done — wake up and start thinking intentionally," Marcus Buckingham said.