Ikigai meaning
Psychology of Happiness

What is Ikigai? & What Does It Mean to Have One’s Ikigai?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that can be roughly translated to “reason for being.” It is the idea that everyone has something that they are passionate about and that gives their life meaning. Finding one’s ikigai can be a lifelong journey, but it is ultimately rewarding. People who have found

True Equality
Happiness Politics

Social Equality: No Exclusion, No Borders, & No Social Class

When Peter Griffin from Family Guy impersonates the first settlements who come to America, he states that America will land of “equal rights for all… except blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Jews, gays, women, Muslims… everybody who is not a white man, and I mean white, so no Italians, no Polish, just

Toxic Positivity
Psychology of Happiness

Toxic Positivity: Extreme Happiness Is Bad For You?

Toxic positivity means being too positive in the face of a negative situation, such as a serious injury or death, telling people to “cheer up” or “look at the bright side of things,” being unable to sympathize with others hurt, emotional distress, or loss. Whitney Goodman, author of the Toxic

Psychology of Happiness

If You Aren’t Holding It, You Don’t Have It

Imagine, you are at the final stage of a job interview. Everything is going amazing and the recruiter promised you a position. You just need something minor, such as signing your contract. Now, you are waiting on the recruiter, who needs the last approval from the CEO, with whom you

Happiness in the Philippines
Happiness Politics

Happiness in Philippines: The 2nd Happiest Country in SEA

Whether you want to  Travel to the Philippines,  Outsource part of your business there,  Discover the unforgettable and untouched beaches, or  You are just curious about what makes the Philippines so special according to the World Happiness Report (WHR),  This article will explore what makes this country so gorgeous through

Pursuit of Happiness
Psychology of Happiness

Forget the “Pursuit of Happiness.” Be Happy Now.

The pursuit of happiness makes me think of a journey or a treasure hunt, where people go on an adventure to find what they are missing–happiness. They hope that by the end of this journey they will reach some magical moment where all the pieces of some impossible puzzle are

Psychology of Happiness

Traumatic Bonding: What It Is and How to Overcome It

Traumatic bonding is a strong emotional attachment that develops between a victim and their abuser. This bond can occur as the result of intermittent reinforcement, where the abuser alternates between acts of kindness and cruelty.  The victim becomes dependent on these moments of “good” behavior, leading them to overlook or

Don't say this
Psychology of Happiness

Don’t Say This, No Matter How Bad It Gets

In my opinion, certain things should never be said. I don’t care how hurt, disrespected, or otherwise negative we become. There are things that just can’t be said, things like: – I want to kill myself – You should kill yourself – He or she deserves this and much worst

optimal happiness, motivation is like math
Psychology of Happiness

Happiness Mathematics: 13 Formulas That Will Make You Happy

For those of us interested in mathematics, I propose 13 happiness formulas that will forever change your life. These formulas will teach you how to look at something so ambiguous and subjective as happiness from a purely logical and mathematical perspective.  Here are the 13 happiness mathematics formulas:  1. Return-on-Happiness

A Culture of Happiness, Roman Russo book review
Happiness Book Review

A Culture of Happiness: A New Book by Tho Ha Vinh

Just out, A Culture of Happiness: How to Scale Up Happiness From People to Organizations by Tho Ha Vinh, PhD, and I’m honored to be one of the first people to receive it.  It is a treat since Tho Ha Vinh is a former program director of Bhutan’s Gross National

work happiness
Happiness @Work

If Your Boss Knows How To Do Your Work, You Will Be Happier

Once I heard a story of two department managers who had ongoing issues with each other’s work, which got out of hand to a point that a senior manager had to intervene.  This senior manager’s solution to resolve this conflict was simple: temporarily reassign both managers’ departments to each other,

“Go Traveling” Says Happiness Research, happy travels
Psychology of Happiness

“Go Traveling” Says Happiness Research

There’s a reason that “happy travels” is a common phrase – because traveling really does make us happy people. In fact, a study by the University of Vermont found that people who travel are generally happier than those who don’t.  There are many reasons for this, but here are just

Psychology of Happiness

The Fastest Way to Make 50% of the World Happier

The fastest way to make 50% of the world happier is by focusing on one of the most historically discriminated and forgotten groups of people: women.  As a white man, I confess that I had to catch up on a few issues that women face every day, discarding them because

Casual Negativity
Psychology of Happiness

Avoid All Negativity At All Cost

“You are stupid,” someone said to my client. The next thing I know, this person is in my office telling me all about this seemingly innocent remark, ruining their mood, day, and productivity, all of which was hard to cultivate and keep. Actually, this casual negativity wasn’t even done directly

8 billion people
Psychology of Happiness

Breaking News: World’s Population Hits 8 Billion People

Today, 15 November 2022 8am GMT, the world’s population reached 8 billion people. This remarkable milestone has been achieved just over a decade after we reached 7 billion in 2011, and it is estimated that we will continue to grow at a rapid pace over the coming years. What Does

devesh kumar
Happiness @Work

Meet Devesh Kumar: Transformational Life and Business Guru 

If you are looking at a one-in-a-million, look no further. Devesh Kumar is a coach of the coaches, a public speaker, and a transformational 7 figure coach, who will change your life.  Yes, it can be hard to go to the next level once we pass a certain point, but

World Kindness Day 2022, awareness
Happiness News

November 13: World Kindness Day 2022

Today, November 13th is World Kindness Day. As the name suggests, it is an international celebration, established in 1998, the purpose of which is to spread kindness. It is celebrated in a wide variety of nations, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the UAE.  To celebrate World Kindness Day