Positive Politics and Government, Uncategorized

Would America be Happier Without a President?

Should We Do Away with The Presidency? Before Trump fans pick up things to throw at me, the question I’m posing is not whether America would be happier without this president. The question is whether America would be happier without a president at all. There is, in fact, empirical analysis that suggests we would. And the level of frustration and…

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Personal Happiness and Wellbeing, Uncategorized

The Brain-Training Bracelet: CBT Simplified

CBT and Retraining the Brain: Whether you just want to be happier or you’re dealing with more serious issues like depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, or an eating disorder it’s worth looking into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to boost happiness and life satisfaction. It begins with the acknowledgment that we choose our…

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Happy Organizations, Positive Politics and Government

The Weaving Well-Being Programme: Positive Psychology for Children

By Fiona Forman, co-author of the Weaving Well-being Programme in Dublin, Ireland I’ve had a huge interest in children’s well-being and mental health for as long as I can remember. I think I always had an instinctive understanding, as most teachers do, that it is the foundation of so many other aspects of children’s development. Nurturing and supportive relationships are…

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Personal Happiness and Wellbeing, Positive Politics and Government

Paradoxes in the Economics of Happiness: An Interview with Carol Graham

Dr. Carol Graham is a revolutionary – a tireless leader in a wave of exciting changes in the field of economics. Her research as a Professor at the University of Maryland and the Brookings Institution has her crisscrossing the globe, writing and editing books and articles, giving presentations, testifying before Congress, granting interviews or writing articles for major media outlets…

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