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Shawn Achor: The secret to better work

In America and many achievement-oriented cultures, there’s a prevailing belief about work… that is, that we should work to be happy. But could we have that backward? In this fast-moving and entertaining Talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually, happiness inspires productivity and so to do our best work, we should first focus on our …

Healthy Living

Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

 What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone.  According to psychiatrist and researcher Robert Waldinger though, you’d be mistaken. As the current director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction and …


How to be… In the words of Emerson

There is no shortage of thought leaders, coaches, speakers and lifestyle experts sharing their ideas on how to be happy. On this subject, it seems everyone is an expert. From the hundreds of happiness blogs, books, workshops and training I’ve consumed, one thing is clear to me: Each of us must first define what happiness …