Self Help Resources >>Happiness & Well Being
Click on the above llink and get inspired! Once in the presentation, click on the "more" button and expand to "full screen." The presentation is self-paced; just click on the play button to move forward each time you are ready for a new section. Make sure to watch all the youtube clips-- they are great!
This website is hosted by Martin Seligman, a psychologist central to the Positive Psychology movement
From University of Pennsylvania
Many ideas from different sources on learning to be happy
This is an Article by Rick Nauert
Article in the "Social Psychology Eye"
This is a powerpoint on ways to be happy
This center is run out of UCB. The center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills of compassion
By Satya Colombo. The site includes written word, photos, and video clips
Clips and information about the Happy Movie and Movement
From Alexander Kjerulf, a leading expert on happiness at work
A YouTube Clip from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown?”
A YouTube Clip of a talk by Matthieu Ricard (a Buddhist monk)
This is a cool map/flow chart with "sustainable happiness" as the central concept
This is a great collection of research by Canadian public health professionals presented in a fun format
Statistics on well-being in the U.S.
Statistics on markers of well being from several countries
What we know about the brain in relation to well-being
Article based on the brain science work of Richardson and others
Ruut Veenhoven is Emeritus-professor of “social conditions for human happiness” at Erasmus University Rotterdam
This center is devoted to transforming organizations through research on the theory and practice of positve organizing and leadership
A website addressing happiness, authenticity, shame resilience, and self-compassion (among other things)
A website by Kristin Neff that provides information about self-compassion and is intended for students, researchers, and the general public
Webpage at the Counseling Center of Loyola University Maryland which has a lot of good resources and links for various relaxation and meditation techniques
Found at Positivesharing.com, a group called Improv Everywhere set up a podium and a megaphone on a New York street corner on 8/24/11 at 2:13 p.m. with a plaque that said simply “Say something nice.” And people do: Say something nice… and say it loud
In the Journal Psychological Science, check out these AUTHORS:
Csicksentmihalyi; Diener; Seligman; Fredrickson; Peterson; Steen; Niemac; Deci; Ryan; Lyubomirsky; Isen; Park; Reschly; Gable; Furlong; Snyder; Lopex; McCullough; Richardson; Taylor; Park; Hu; Luskin; Ben-
Positive work outcomes are associated with:
Research has shown that students who kept gratitude journals experienced:
You can keep a gratitude journal in a hardbound journal, online, or through an iTunes or Android app. See below for some ideas.
A link to a a neat website explaining how gratitude can help make you happy.
This is a free online gratitude journal.
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