HAPPINESS formula

Happiness Formula?

Happiness Formula by Arthur C Brooks from the New York Times HAPPINESS has traditionally been considered an elusive and evanescent thing. To some, even trying to achieve it is an exercise in futility. It has been said that “happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you…

mental health checkup

Should We Have Regular Mental Health Checkups?

Everyone is familiar with the concept of a periodic medical checkup — some sort of scheduled doctor’s visit to check your blood pressure, sugar levels, heart condition and other physical benchmarks. However, the notion of a regular mental health checkup is less established, perhaps because of the historical stigma about mental illness. But taking periodic stock of your…

meaningful life

Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life

A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a meaningful life to today’s graduating seniors. Syndicated from Greater Good. The following is adapted from a commencement address Philip G. Zimbardo delivered at the University of Puget Sound earlier this month.  s I now complete…