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Barbara Fredrickson

Is Positive Psychology Still Relevant in 2017?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Interview with Professor Barbara Fredrickson As 2017 begins are you feeling weighed down with negativity from recent political events? It's easy to ...

Is Positivity Dangerous for Us?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Want to be happier, healthier, richer, sexier, or more powerful? According to many of the headlines all around us, all you need to do is to think and act more positively.

Change Traditions to Enjoy the Holidays While Divorced

Wendy Paris | Posted 12.28.2016 | Divorce
Wendy Paris

It's easy to feel less-than during the holidays, which could also be called the "Season of Pressure to Have the Perfect Family." All the music in the stores is romantic; the commercials on TV are filled with happy, intact families snuggling by the fire.

10 Steps to Lasting Success in 2016 and Beyond

Suna Senman | Posted 12.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suna Senman

Look forward to starting a new year with these concentrated brief tips for success. Collected wisdoms from mindful entrepreneurs, experts in positivi...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #11: Be Part of the Solution

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Did you happen to come down with one of those awful bugs that were going around this winter? If so, you might recall not just how lousy you felt, but ...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

The Golden Ratio For Happiness?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone from scientists to self-help gurus have long sought the secret to happiness, contributing a series of theories, formulas and advice that rang...

Adopting These 2 Habits May Just Make You Happier

Kellie Edwards | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Gratitude is part of the puzzle; the other main part is being kind to myself. I have cranky, sad and lethargic moments too. But instead of criticizing myself at those times OR faking gratitude I have experimented with another practice backed by science.

How New Notions of Love Brought Me Closer to My Kids

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Julie Flynn Badal

Of course my efforts to please my daughter didn't make her happy. They only made her appreciate me less. While she was mild-natured and agreeable with babysitters and teachers, she became grouchy and oppositional with me. She was only four, but to me it felt as if she was going on fourteen.

4 Stress Types and Their Impact on Busy Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It wasn't until I burned out that I actually became aware of how few resources existed which identified, much less discussed, the impact that occurs when stress and high-achieving women collide.

Can Being Curious Make You Happier?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

In my last post, I explored the "Top Ten Positive Emotions" from the book, Positivity, by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, and asked everyone to make Post-It ...