The Science behind happiness at work

Happiness at Work: 10 Tips for How to be Happy at Work

How often do you consider quitting your job and feel that you are not getting paid enough for the dedication and service you offer your organization? Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction,
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12 Tips For Building Self-Confidence and Self-Belief (+PDF Worksheets)

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford This classic quote from automobile magnate Henry Ford is a perfect lead into this piece. The topic is self-confidence and self-belief, two ingredients to a healthy and happy life. According to Ford,
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Flourishing in Positive Psychology: Definition + 8 Practical Tips (PDF)

Flourishing in Positive Psychology: Definition + 8 Practical Tips (PDF)

What does it mean to flourish? As a person, I mean. We can probably agree that a plant which is healthy and blooming can be said to “flourish,” and that a business that is booming and raking in record profit is “flourishing.” But what does it mean for a human being to flourish? Some m
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What is Positive Psychology & Why is It Important?

If you’ve been hearing the term “positive psychology” thrown around a lot, but you’re not quite sure what it is, you’ve come to the right place! There are some common misconceptions about positive psychology, both about what it is and what it is not. To clear up some of these misunder
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13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises & Activities

The power of gratitude is really quite extraordinary. We usually show our gratitude to others when we feel indebted to them, when we have benefitted from their actions, and when we want to make our feelings towards them known. Showing gratitude is sometimes a required or expected thin
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The 20 Best Ted Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

The 20 Best TED Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we have recently been discussing the power of gratitude from a variety of angles. Whether you have been following along all month or this is the first article you are reading, we hope these videos will help drive home the idea that feeling grat
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The PERMA Model: Your Scientific Theory of Happiness

Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays. There are many ways to reach happiness, though including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others to promote happiness, and following the code to well-being and happiness. Most of us think we know what happin
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How “Hope” Can Keep You Happy If You Do It Right

“The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do ho
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Positive psychology versus life coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching and Life Coaching: How Do They Differ?

If you’ve ever asked yourself how positive psychology and life coaching differ, you’re definitely not alone. The surface level definitions don’t really do a great job of distinguishing these 2 very different approaches towards well-being. However, what’s even more surprising than thei
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Organizational Psychology & Coaching For Well-Being In The Workplace

Organizational Psychology is currently on the rise in the realm of psychology, with exponential growth over the past few years. Organizational Psychology focusses on the well-being of CEO’s and employees in order to foster healthy minds and consequently enhance the standard of output
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The Wheel of Life: Assess Life Satisfaction With this Free Tool (PDF)

Economists typically adopt the view that well-being depends on external life circumstances, and that it can be influenced by simply altering these conditions. In contrast to this myopic view, positive psychology considers the humanity behind these circumstances and the corresponding l
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Positive Psychology Degree: 13 Opportunities For Eager Students

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  – Nelson Mandela    The interest in positive psychology is rapidly expanding. Progress in scientific research is advancing our understanding of positive human functioning and there a
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The Hedonic Treadmill – Are We Forever Chasing Rainbows?

Can you remember a time you were dreaming about something, maybe a new car, a promotion at work, moving into a nicer house or finding a partner to share life with? Do you remember fantasizing about how happy you would be? And then, when you finally got it, that happiness boost didn’t
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The Subjective Happiness Scale and Other Happiness Measures

Happiness is one of the most sought after dispositions. Regardless of culture, socioeconomic status and geography happiness appears to be universally recognized as presented by the World Happiness Report.  Despite the human pursuit of happiness, it still remains an elusive concept wit
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Subjective Well-Being: Your Life, Your Happiness

Pondering the idea of whether or not one has lived a fulfilling life is by no means uncommon; rather, it is an essential part of being human. This is based on the evaluation of one’s own affective reactions and cognitive judgements. As the term suggests, subjective well-being is
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Life coach using PERMA Model

Happiness & Wellbeing Coaching with PERMA

In coaching settings, it can be extremely helpful to work from a theoretical framework or model. These can be used to guide clients through their thought process, explore the various aspects of the model and how it relates to the client’s experience, which leads to deeper insights and
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