The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one. Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? The essentials of positive psychology According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?
Eat the Damn Muffin: Confidence for Every Body by Jenni Dunlap is all about loving yourself and your body. She writes: "All bodies are good, and all bodies are beautiful. This is a fuck those beauty standards type of book, because beauty is a state of mind not state of body." Okay, I'm definitely in! … Continue reading Book Review: Eat the Damn Muffin
The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life. It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles, … Continue reading Book review: The Happiness Diary
We've all heard that money can't buy happiness. But is there some sort of relationship between money and happiness? And if so, what does that look like? Clearly it takes money to meet our most basic needs like food and shelter. When those basic needs are on the line, it's not surprising that this could … Continue reading Can money facilitate happiness?
I've seen a few people mention online that it's the International Day of Happiness. I was a bit skeptical, so I took a look at the website, https://www.dayofhappiness.net. This year's theme is "Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us." They have a Ten Keys … Continue reading International Day of Happiness
Last week I was reading a post on Revenge of Eve about her weekly happy list challenge. The challenge for the week was to identify routines that bring you joy. I adore Candace and normally participate in her challenges and such things, but this one just wasn't doing it for me, and that got me thinking. … Continue reading Decreased Positive Affect & Increased Negative Affect
Thanks to Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for tagging me for his 3.2.1 Quote Me game; see his post if you want to play along. Today's topic is happiness. You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that's kind of the same thing. (Unknown) Happiness is nothing … Continue reading 3.2.1 Quote Me!
Here are some of my favourite TED Talks that relate to mental wellbeing. Susan David: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage https://embed.ted.com/talks/susan_david_the_gift_and_power_of_emotional_courage I recently reviewed Susan David's book Emotional Agility, and this talk covered similar subject matter. She points out how problematic it is to avoid emotions that are considered negative or illegitimate. She … Continue reading TED Talks on Mental Wellbeing
On a fairly regular basis I come across people online talking about how happiness is a choice. It bugs me whenever I see it, even when I can tell the poster is trying to be motivational and positive, so I thought I'd dive into that a little deeper. A quick search on Amazon reveals a … Continue reading Happiness is a choice, my @ss