Good reading: positivity and health, intimacy, longevity and more

This post highlights some suggested readings that you may find helpful, informative or inspiring. I hope that you enjoy one or more of these. On positive attitude and healing Jane Brody, A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health (New York Times). This article highlights research studies documenting that a …

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Nobody’s perfect: the wisdom of an 80-20 split

When I studied positive psychology through the Whole Being Institute, Tal ben-Shahar, the lead instructor, emphasized the importance of giving ourselves “permission to be human.” In his book Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life, he notes a fundamental distinction between the perfectionist and the …

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Positive psychology and the science of happiness

If you’re reading this, you probably know something about the positive psychology (PP) movement that has pushed so many concepts and practices into mainstream conversation in recent years. For a primer or refresher, you might enjoy Barbara Graham’s recent article in the online edition of Mindful magazine on the tricky concept of happiness as an end or goal …

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