Archives Posts Tagged ‘well-being’

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Energy – Infographic

23 Jun

We’ve all been there: the afternoon slump, the slow morning, the work daze. While researching The Happiness Track, I discovered that 50% of people are burned out across professions. We’re facing a literal energy crisis.

The good news is that there are some science-based tips to help us have more energy that I shared in my book. Below is an info…Read More

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7 Mistakes We Make to Be Successful & What We Should Do Instead

24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

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Why Embracing Hardship is the Secret to Well-Being

05 Jul

Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take the good things for granted and blow up the problems. As a consequence, we tend to fall prey to the petty concerns and annoyances in our lives, letting them determine our well-…Read More

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7 Science-Based Reasons to Laugh Out Loud Every Chance You Get!

07 Apr

A day without laughter is a day wasted.~Charlie Chaplin

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for it in their lives? Sure, we like hearing a funny joke, people with a good sense of humor and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended!) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But we sh…Read More

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The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC

27 Feb

Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.

We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Read More

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Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic)

15 Dec

Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion!

We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again!

Research shows that our greatest fulfillment come…Read More

Talk on Compassion, Women & Service

13 Nov

A talk I gave in which I explore the science of compassion, connection, and tips and tricks to reduce stress. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!

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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

12 Nov

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress — and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

Stress brings high health care and turnover costs. In a study of employees from various organizations, healt…Read More

Goof Off. Daydream. Do Good. Your Career Will Thank You.

10 Sep

My friend Adam Rifkin, LinkedIn “Influencer” and I co-authored this article for LinkedIn.

Why We Overwork

Our business culture has come to value compulsive overwork as the only path to success. Read any business magazine or blog, and you’ll see nothing but “successful” people — startup founders, university students, scientific researche…Read More

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My TEDx Talk on Social Connection, Compassion & Happiness

19 Jul

I recently gave a TEDx talk that summarizes research on social connection, compassion and happiness! I hope you enjoy it!

If you enjoyed it and think it may be useful to others around you, I hope you will consider sharing it. This knowledge is really only as useful as it reaches those who need it mos…Read More

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