Do you make happiness mistakes?

Daniel Gilbert of Harvard wrote a book titled “Stumbling on Happiness” (2006), in which he described errors humans make in their pursuit of happiness. One common mistake he mentioned involves thinking that specific future events will affect our level of happiness for longer than they actually do. This overestimation bias applies both to positive future [...]

August 14, 2011.     Category: Uncategorized.   No Comments.

Paths to happiness

Positive psychology is hot now in research and in the broader culture. One of the goals of positive psychology is to help individuals feel happy. I have been reading “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama.  He suggests having compassion for others and accepting that our lives will involve suffering as methods of achieving [...]

August 4, 2011.     Category: Uncategorized.   3 Comments.