Featured: The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creativity Energy

Featured: The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creativity Energy

The Miami Foundation Fuels The Continued Burst Of Creative Energy In Miami’s Arts Community With $300k In Signature Grants Greater Miami is booming with arts, culture offerings and creative people crafting their own, unique livelihoods through a wide spectrum of pursuits. As they shape Miami’s cultural, social and economic vitality, The Miami Foundation recognized that…

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Olivia Parker 11 JULY 2016 • 1:01PM Every morning after the register, the 260 pupils of Westfield Primary School in Hertfordshire settle in their classrooms into “mountain pose” (standing up, shoulders relaxed) or a sitting position. They close their eyes, imagine they are in their own private “bubble” and spend the next few minutes focusing…

Know Your Kids’ Strengths

Know Your Kids’ Strengths

New book by Lea Waters puts focus on positive parenting. Lea Waters, Ph.D., the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the president of the International Positive Psychology Association, has witnessed the powerful effects of strengths on students through her award-winning work with schools over the past decade. Lea…

The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

It can be destructive or healthy—the choice is up to you I can’t liveIf living is without youI can’t liveI can’t give anymore —”Without You” I remember the first time I heard these lyrics, sung by Mariah Carey—a cover of a desperately emotional ballad that equates intense longing with an ideal form of romantic passion. From Billboard…

Using Strengths to Understand Social Anxiety

Using Strengths to Understand Social Anxiety

Social anxiety has always been examined with a deficit-based approach—exclusively looking at what’s wrong or weak. Until now. Newly published research shows how social anxiety can be linked to strengths expression, specifically overuse and underuse. It is possible to overuse any of your character strengths. For example, if you use too much curiosity by asking your shy colleague…

Heart Qualities For Re-Setting Our Lives

Heart Qualities For Re-Setting Our Lives

Increasing numbers of people are commenting about a heightened attunement in their hearts and minds, to the need for increasing their care, kindness and willingness to co-create peacefully. People are feeling that the timing for heart-based cooperation is in alignment with the changes Earth and humanity are experiencing. Many of us believe that the global…

Try a Little Kindness

Try a Little Kindness

Everyone loves that warm heart feeling they get when they do something kind for another. It’s wonderful, right? Did you know kind acts – even secret ones – can do wonders for your physical, mental and emotional health? And there’s another curious thing about kindness: It’s uniquely contagious, kindness researchers say. A study conducted among…

The Science and Psychology Behind Happiness

By Sarah Gehrke Happiness has been a subject of curiosity for many centuries, beginning with ancient Greek philosophy, through post-Enlightenment Western-European ethical philosophy (principally Utilitarianism), to existing quality of life and welfare study in psychological, social, political, and economic sciences. In current times happiness as a notion appears willingly sought after, embraced, and treasured by…

Happiness Is Being Socially Connected

Happiness Is Being Socially Connected

BY CHRISTINE CARTER | OCTOBER 31, 2008 Print Bookmark Network, network, network. Adults in the business world certainly know how important it is to stay connected to their colleagues and peers if they are to have successful careers, but did you know that the number and strength of our social connections are also very important…

What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness

As pills and gadgets proliferate, what matters is still social connection. BY ADAM PIORE ILLUSTRATION BY NAFTALI BEDER SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 In 2014, researchers at the University of Warwick in England announced they had found a strong association between a gene mutation identified with happiness and well-being. It’s called 5-HTTLPR and it affects the way…