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Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Home
Richard J. Davidson

We need to shift our thinking about well-being from a static "thing" to a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time -- a notion supported by a growing body of scientific evidence I've outlined as an author of this year's World Happiness Report.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.

Why We Should Put Mental Health First

Richard Layard | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Richard Layard

We cannot easily foresee how our society will develop, but some things are highly likely. We shall become more psychologically conscious and more skilful at regulating our emotions. Future generations will find it impossible to understand or excuse the current level of neglect.

The Conference That Showed That Compassion Can Be Taught

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Christina Patterson

You might think professionals in education, health and social care don't need to be taught about compassion. You might think compassion was what got them into their jobs. You might, in that case, have never been in a hospital, or a care home, or a school.

Could we 'Have' Less and 'Be' More?

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

How do we wean ourselves off a consumption-fueled economy? We don't have all the answers, but we have two compelling reasons to try