Success Does Not Equal Happiness

Work hard, achieve your goals, become happy — that’s the happiness formula many believe to be universally true. But happiness researcher Shawn Achor says that this success-leads-to-happiness model is fundamentally flawed. In a sit-down with Oprah for “Super Soul Sunday,” Achor explains why. “It’s scientifically broken for two reasons. The first reason is that because success is a moving target, evenRead more ⟶

Sometimes Mother’s Day becomes a painful reminder of what you don’t have.

I’m sitting here on Saturday morning writing this post. It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and truth be told if I could close my eyes and skip a day – jump ahead to Monday and miss Mother’s Day altogether – I would. Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me. And I think that’s probably the same for thousands ofRead more ⟶

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances. For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. When faced with a decision, meditators showed increased activity inRead more ⟶