I’ve been wondering why on some days, we don’t fill in a gratitude diary. I seem to avoid filling in a gratitude diary when I am very down, and very up, about external events. Why?
Happiness, big media and blocked comment Today, Hamish McRae wrote an article in the Independent on happiness and what national… Read more Happiness is managed like clean hands – regular washing?
4 puzzles of positive psychology I forgot to finish my series on the 4 puzzles of positive psychology, but I… Read more Happiness & sorrow are two sides of a coin; it’s in the maths
Poiesis I learned something very interesting just now. The Greek word for poetry is poiesis – ‘making’. That wouldn’t have… Read more Oh! What poiesis taught me about auto-poiesis
The psychological breakthrough of the noughties One of the most surprising yet little understood results of psychological research this decade… Read more The Noughties, Positive Psychology and New Year Resolutions
Writing to understand I’ve been writing myself into this this morning. Does active listening work? And who for? When someone… Read more Is it fair to puncture someone’s anger with active listening?
Image via Wikipedia “It’s about survival, not ego”. So said Techcrunch about Pandora’s founder. Hmm. Losada used Lorenz equations to… Read more Grittiness is happiness . . and prosperity
Breakthrough work on happiness Happy networks The blogosphere this week has been awash with comments on the article on happiness… Read more Happiness and research: looking for a research buddy
Positive communities are important in learning I’ve taught in colleges and universities for 25 years. One thing I am reasonably… Read more Doldrums to OK to fantastic classrooms