[VIDEO] Jean Vanier speaks on the Big Questions

When someone is loved, they are transformed, reveal to them they are beautiful. This does not happen if you’ve been humiliated and devalued. A really interesting talk ranging across many topics including the Holocaust, and everyday life: discover what it means to be a full human coming from vulnerable/fragile relationships.

[VIDEO] Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Part of today’s Lent reading with Brian Draper “First, whenever we achieve success, we change the goalposts. (You hit your sales target, so you increase your sales target…) So it seems always out of reach. And when happiness lies on the far side of success, your brain never gets there. But the main issue (as […]

Is happiness as important as GDP?

Andrew Oswald considers recent moves in economics, famously the most dismal of sciences, to take the happiness and psychological health of the population as seriously as a country’s GDP My subject – economics – is becoming cheerier. You may have noticed from the newspapers that there is significant interest in the issue of how to […]

Americans comment on UK Happiness Monitoring

So it’s official. Stiff-upper-lip-Brits have gone all touchy-feely. Today the Guardian Newspaper reported that “The UK government is poised to start measuring people’s psychological and environmental wellbeing, bidding to be among the first countries to officially monitor happiness.” On this dull, dark afternoon in London, we UK-based Newsfeeders can’t imagine that the survey will find the Brits […]