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Research around the globe keeps pouring in to validate the powerful effects of Authenticity, Response-ability, and Appreciation. Learn about real-world benefits.
Laughter May Be the Best Pain Medicine
Laughing alone is good. Laughing with friends is even better.
A recent study explores laughter’s impact on sensitivity to pain and the role of endorphins in the process.
According to study researcher Robin Dunbar, of the University Oxford:
“We think …Read More
Smiling Helps Recovery from Stress
We all know that when we feel good, we often smile. And what about the flip side? Can smiling cause us to feel better?
A recent study shows that smiling influences our physical state, and that smiling during brief stressors …Read More
Gratitude Sustains Relationships through Tough Times
One of 2012’s top 10 insights from science highlighted by Greater Good (UC Berkeley’s center for the Science of a Meaningful Life) is that gratitude sustains relationships through tough times.
In a study published in August 2012 in the Journal …Read More
Compassion and Gratitude Can Turn Difficulty into Strength
We flourish in the face of difficult interpersonal hurts through the pursuit of forgiveness and gratitude.
Research published in the The Journal of Positive Psychology (vol. 5, May 2010) shows that when a person experiences a “hurt” by another — …Read More
Go Ahead, Laugh Your Head Off, It’s Good for You
Could laughing more save you a few trips to the gym? Maybe, if we take to heart the findings of Silvia Cardoso, behavioral biologist at State University of Campinas, Brazil, and researcher on laughter. In her interview with British weekly …Read More
In Your Pursuit, Aim for Flourishing, Rather Than Happiness
Dr. Martin Seligman, past president of the American Psychological Association, in his book Flourish, explores what it takes to live a rich, full life. He has identified five elements of flourishing: positive emotion, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and accomplishment.…Read More
How Resilient Are You?
Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from learning experiences, adversity, misfortune and even trauma. Scientists agree that some people seem to be born with more resilience than others and also that it is possible to cultivate more resilience during …Read More
You’re Contagious, Do You Know What You’re Spreading?
Sometimes when we are sharing advice, our intention may be to help improve what is going on around us. What we likely do not realize is that we are choosing to focus our attention on evaluating, judging, comparing and/or criticizing, …Read More
Look on the Bright Side for Better Health
What’s a simple and no-cost way to improve your health, extend your life and generally experience greater well-being? Look on the bright side of things and appreciate. A 2009 study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association reports …Read More
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