Month: August 2011

Learning to Stay

The body is a great intelligence that has a story to tell. In listening to it, we gain a wise consul to guide us on our healing journey. Mindfulness helps us slow down to hear what the body has to say. In mindfulness-based therapy, there is an inward […]

Happiness is Other People

The best piece of advice to come out of the field of positive psychology is to make strong personal relationships your priority. Good relationships are buffers against the damaging effects of all of life’s inevitable letdowns and setbacks.

Create Rituals

Couples who celebrated holiday traditions together were happier in their unions, a 2001 study reported.  Researchers found that the shared emotional investment in the ritual made the couples feel a closer bond.

Mindfulness Brings Happiness

Mindfulness, a mental state of relaxed awareness of the present moment, marked by openness and curiosity toward your feelings rather than judgments of them, is a powerful tool for experiencing happiness when practiced regularly. (See “Ten Deep Breaths“) If you can bring mindfulness to bear […]

“impossible things”

“One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did if for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – […]