Mudita: Delight in the Happiness and Success of Others
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Mudita is a Sanskrit word that refers to the joy (rather than envy or resentment) we feel when others experience happiness and good fortune. The opposite of the German word Schadenfreude, this post... Read More...
Your Own North Star: Finding Life Purpose and Passion
December 31, 2018
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bright star in sky, metaphor of using north star as guide toward life purposePhoto Credit: anieto2k

Just as the literal North Star provides direction and helps us stay on course, so does our inner North Star. It’s the part of us that knows our purpose.

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Play to Your Strengths: The Science of Character Strengths (Positive Psychology Series #4)
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According to psychologists, understanding and utilizing our character strengths and virtues is a key component of living a good life. Rather than feeding the tendency to notice what’s wrong,... Read More...
21 Highly Successful, Inspiring People with Mental Health Challenges
March 28, 2017
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher and Hershel Walker have in common? They were highly successful people who faced mental health challenges.

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Are You Overestimating How Much Things Affect You?
Nicole's many emotions, affective forecastingPhoto Credit: allyaubry
If you’re like many of us, you’d probably guess that major life events will have strong, relatively long-lasting effects on your emotions. But this is often not the case. Affective forecasting is... Read More...
How to Change Behavior: A Theoretical Overview
May 16, 2015
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Baby Steps - How to Change BehaviorPhoto Credit: Juhan Sonin
There are a variety of theories about how to make behavioral changes – either starting something new or eliminating something old. This post reviews some key models for changing behavior, including... Read More...
Why Smart People Fail: 3 Key Insights
April 30, 2015
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Churchill quote - success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasmPhoto Credit: Gareth Williams
Have you ever failed at a task despite your best efforts? If you’re like many of us, you may have found yourself doubting your abilities as a result of this. However, research shows that many of... Read More...
Do You Feel Like an Impostor?
March 3, 2015
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Impostor Syndrome by Sacha ChuaPhoto Credit: Sacha Chua
Have you ever felt like you didn’t really earn something you achieved? Have you worried from time to time that you’re not as smart or capable as others think you are? If so, you may have... Read More...
5 Ways to Find Your Momentum
October 15, 2014
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When it comes to any goal directed activity, finding your momentum is key. Momentum, “the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events,” is like high-test fuel in your gas... Read More...
The Secret to Success? True Grit
September 24, 2014
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MLK quote about the secret to Success - "we must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."Photo Credit: Celestine Chua
What does it take to be successful? Innate talent? High IQ? Money? Good looks? Social IQ? Turns out, while all of those things can help contribute to success, there’s something else that plays an... Read More...

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