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5 Best Books on Happiness (And Why You Should Read Them)

Happiness matters. For yourself. The people around you. And the world as a whole. For yourself, because it’s the key to better health, greater resilience, thriving social relationships, higher productivity, and reduced levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. For the people around you, because happiness is contagious. If you’re happy, you literally lift up the world around you, […]

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8 Gratitude Exercises to Unlock the Most Powerful Emotion That Exists

Gratitude is perhaps the most powerful of human emotions. Benefits include improved physical health, greater happiness, better sleep, more self-esteem, stronger relationships, greater resilience, less anxiety, reduced symptoms of depression, and so much more. That said, gratitude doesn’t come easy for most of us. We don’t wake up every morning feeling like a million bucks and endlessly […]

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6 Obstacles to Gratitude and How to Overcome Them

Feeling grateful is awesome! Not only is it a pleasant experience, but a highly beneficial one too. The benefits of gratitude include better physical health, stronger relationships, greater happiness, enhanced resiliency, sharper thinking, reduced levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, and so on. Unfortunately, gratitude doesn’t come easy. We don’t just wake up in the morning with a […]

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29 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know we’re big on Positive Psychology—the study of happiness, well-being, and flourishing. One thing we often talk about is the fact that positive emotions are powerful. They improve our health, help us live longer, boost productivity, improve relationships, enhance resiliency, and so much more. Gratitude is perhaps the […]

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“The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor (Book Summary)

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor is one of my favorite Positive Psychology books. Published in 2010, the premise of the book is simple: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. Chasing after success in the hopes of becoming happy once we’ve “made it” doesn’t work. Instead, we need to create happiness now and capitalize […]

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