How to Boost your Happy Chemicals

Knowledge is power and our mind is our greatest asset. Not our brain, but our mind. That is, by the way, an entirely different topic which I discussed previously in another article earlier this year. Now back to this article's topic. It is important to not only strive to master our own...

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Psychological Capital | HERO Model

Psychological Capital, also known as PsyCap, was a term coined by Fred Luthans and Carolyn Youssef. The research behind Psychological Capital theory suggests that individuals aligned with the HERO model described below, are better equipped with psychological resources to contribute to their team’s and organisation's performance and innovation. Before elaborating...

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The PERMA Wellbeing Model

The PERMA model, designed by Dr. Martin Seligman in 2011, is a simple yet comprehensive framework to measure and enhance individuals’ wellbeing. It is also used to help teams to flourish. The PERMA model has been used in the US military and in public education. Recent studies have shown a link...

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Burnout: 12 Signs & 7 Tips to prevent

[STORY] During my sabbatical in late 2015, I attended a Conference in Amsterdam to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Potential Project and to meet fellow Mindfulness Consultants from around the world. The event included a weekend retreat with Allan Wallace, a globally renowned progressive scholar who studied with the Dalai Lama. It was...

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The 2 Types of Happiness

"The (exclusive) pursuit of pleasure is the ambition of a pig." - Einstein. In late 2015, during my sabbatical, I attended a Mindfulness conference near Amsterdam and was introduced to the concept of hedonic and eudaimonic happiness. I still remember the exact moment and the scene. During the morning tea break, Martin Strom and Maria Strom were sitting outside...

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The 3 Paths of Life

According to Dr. Martin Seligman, the founder of the positive psychology movement, humans can follow 3 different paths to pursuit happiness. Path #1 - The Pleasant Life This path is about the pursuit of pleasure. We aim to experience as many positive emotions as possible. Think of the Hollywood version of happiness...

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