Happiness Information


Can Existential Therapy Give You a Sense of Wellbeing?


My journey to becoming a therapist began with a desire to develop greater significance in my life and improve the quality of my relationships. Having worked as an organisational psychologist for many years, my work increasingly involved coaching senior managers in the art of managing their organisations. These sessions revealed that, contrary to my expectations, the help they required was related to more personal aspects of their lives outside of work.

Despite considerable coaching experience, I felt that if I were to assist them on this journey into exploring meaning in their lives both inside and outside of work, I would have to develop more specific psychotherapeutic skills. I began my search for my psychotherapeutic home. Over the next few years, I dabbled in many modalities, including psychodynamic, transpersonal, cognitive behavioural and humanistic. Despite these approaches having much to offer, I felt that their underpinning assumptions didn't fully mirror my own philosophical beliefs about what it is to be human. Then I stumbled upon existential psychotherapy.

Existential psychotherapy is a form of therapy that is grounded more in philosophy than psychology. Existential philosophy offers a radically different perspective on 'who we are as individuals'. It focuses on certain aspects of our existence i.e. choice, freedom, responsibility and anxiety within the limits of our own lives and our lives as human beings. In this way, psychological distress is not seen as pathological but as a normal aspect of struggling with our own personal answers to life's challenges. From this perspective, the problems, dilemmas and paradoxes that we face are not unique but shared challenges for us all.

Anyone who has tried to explore these concepts from the philosophical literature will be aware of how complex and inaccessible they can be. On the other hand, these concepts are discussed in more simplistic terms in films, magazine articles and conversations. So how can we explore choice, freedom and responsibility in the context of our own self-development and, more specifically, in therapy?

Personal change and mastery in my own life began with questioning the choices I made and exploring ways in which I could really exercise freedom in my life. It involved developing a very personal relationship with my self and trusting that I was the best judge of what was good for me. It required me to challenge others' expectations, and appreciate the ways in which I was created and defined by what I did and with whom I interacted. It invited me to clarify what I wanted from my life and identify the unchallenged assumptions under which I operated. It allowed me to evaluate the rightness of my choices rather than using others' criteria of success. This way of being became a journey, not a destination.

Many books have been written on how to bring about change in our lives. Some operate as a self-help checklist where goals and objectives are set to focus the reader on realising their potential. Others offer a way to escape from the rat race and become more independent and autonomous in our work. However, real freedom to exercise the choices in our lives comes from recognising that we already have complete freedom now to be who we want to be. Slavish adherence to goal-setting and planning can become as much a trap as going along with what is expected of us by others.

Often major life events initiate change in our lives: the death of a family member, loss of a job, divorce or illness. Sometimes we are suddenly plunged into the depths of despair and fear, becoming paralysed and desperately wanting to maintain the status quo. Alternatively, we may embrace the change and make new choices that alter our lives even further. Why do we so often rely on imposed change to make those choices? How can we harness the energy and power to choose desirable changes as a way of being in the world? If we fail to embrace change, our life will become like the wallpaper in our home - at first we notice its pattern and texture but after a time we cease to realise it is there. We also need to know what to change and what not to. Change for change's sake is as meaningless or as constraining as not exercising choices. So how can we realise those choices and make the changes in our lives that we want? I believe that insight begins with identifying the underlying assumptions and values under which we operate. The assumptions we have made about ourselves and others inform our lives and may limit the choices we believe are available to us. Our values underpin everything we do and when these are challenged or when we place ourselves in situations that compromise those values, we often feel defeated or powerless. We may resort to blaming others for our predicament, or we might focus on how to improve our interactions and communication with others. However, this rarely works because we are no longer functioning from a strong internal base. We have compromised our values and lowered the value we put on ourselves. Communication and relationships can only improve if we honour our values and operate from a position of autonomy and freedom. Therefore we need to get in touch with what is important to us - our own values - and then see how they inform our lives.

Some of our values are so strongly held that they immediately come to mind; others may be inferred from our behaviour and life choices. In order to identify your values it is helpful to begin with a review of your life and the choices you have made to date. I try to interpret these concepts in a straightforward and accessible manner through the language of Myths. Through practical activities, levelled at our individual everyday choices, we can explore our options, the implications of taking different paths and the anxiety that results from choosing. For many of us, the concept of Myths has mystical connotations and is understood in an allegorical, legendary or fabled manner. I think of Myths as unquestioned assumptions that impinge on every aspect of our decision-making. Myths are therefore pervasive, fictitious, invented, make-believe or untrue.

Within our social and cultural world we are bombarded with expectations and pressures of how to dress, what to eat, what career to pursue or how to relate to other people. We are constantly told what to expect as we enter different life stages, as if each of us were no more than members of a cloned group. We can of course choose how to respond to those expectations. We can conform, withdraw or act as individuals or institutions to bring about social change. However, those unquestioned assumptions are so pervasive that we may never stand back from their stronghold and consider our choices beyond a narrowly defined set of options. Our culture and socialisation inhibits us from exploring the vast array of available options. As Rousseau said, 'Man is born free but is everywhere in chains'.

How is existential philosophy relevant to us in the context of therapy? What are our choices and how can we live with the anxiety of challenging the status quo or questioning the rightness of our decisions? We have to live in the social world and consider others and the rules which enable us to realise our choices. The issue is not one of rejecting all that is expected of us - the issue is that we DO have a choice. The question is whether we challenge the unquestioned assumptions, expand our choices and live with the anxiety that meaningful living entails.

The validity of our choices is often questioned when we become disillusioned with our lives, despite achieving many of the things we dreamed of. We long to have it all but find it increasingly difficult to juggle our jobs, our children, our homes and our sanity! We believe that if only a balance could be struck between the different areas of our lives, we could relax. Invariably, this balance is never achieved and we become observers in our own lives, wishing for the day when it would all improve. We are constantly bombarded with choices about how to live and how to be happy. But what do we want to do with our lives?

As a psychotherapist, I passionately believe that we are each the best judge of what is right for us. By examining the role of Myths in our lives, we can expand our options, reconnect with our choices and judge the rightness of them. Whether we choose to develop meaning and understanding through reading self-help books or entering therapy, we are the authors of our own lives. By taking responsibility, we develop a greater awareness and sense of wellbeing.

Clare Mann is a psychologist and existential psychotherapist who runs a private practice in Sydney, Australia. She is author of the "Myths of Life and The Choices We Have" an Existential Philosophy based self-help book. (http://www.lifemyths.com/)


MORE RESOURCES:
Happiness Is Present Tense  Verily

Time, and our experience of it, is complicated. Good times go fast, hard times stretch out, and boredom occurs only in infinite spurts. We humans are not great at ...


Artist Daisy de Villeneuve Deals In Happiness  Forbes

Daisy de Villeneuve on her current exhibition showing in London.


Money Really Can Buy You Happiness -- If You Know How to Spend it  TheStreet

Money can buy you happiness. You just have to spend it the right way. So says Elizabeth Dunn, co-author of Happy Money, associate professor of psychology at ...


John Hood: Should we measure gross domestic happiness? - Salisbury Post  Salisbury Post

RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into ...


Dads are happier than moms, new research shows  Atlanta Journal Constitution

New research from the University of California, Riverside shows fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers. Here's why.


Naomi Osaka says coach split was about happiness not money  ESPN

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka is adamant that her shock split with coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money and happened because she was determined ...


Mystic Mantra: Real happiness is in the ‘real’, not the ‘unreal’ world  The Asian Age

What is real and what is unreal is one of the gravest doubts in our minds. Unless this doubt gets clarified, we shall never be able to achieve real happiness in life.


10 Habits For Happiness  Islam21c

One of the primary objectives of Islām is to establish happiness in this world, writes Ustadh Omar Hajaj.


The happiness curve: why life starts looking up again at 50  The Australian Financial Review

Researchers have discovered that something quite special happens at 51 years of age.


40 per cent pursuit of happiness lies in a person's choices: Harvard professor Dr Tal Ben-Shahar  Economic Times

According to Ben-Shahar, happiness comprises three variable factors.


Aristotle Showed Pursuit of Happiness a Simple Path  The National Herald

It's that most elusive of goals for humans: being happy, defined by many as not a destination but a way of travel, a journey, but it all goes back to Aristotle, who, ...


What Does It Really Mean to Be Happy? 6 Experts Explain  Health.com

When you go to your “happy place,” you might picture yourself relaxing on a beach in Bali, fitting back into a pair of favorite old jeans, or landing that promotion ...


Poor scheduling costs hourly workers sleep and happiness  Fast Company

The way companies manage workers' schedules can be incredibly damaging to leading a normal, functional life.


So you’re happier at 16 and 70? I’ve been both … and it just gets better  The Guardian

Figures show there are two ages when we are most likely to be *content* with our lives. Does personal experience bear this out?


Marriage Advice For Healthy Relationships & Happiness For Couples | Mary Ellen Goggin Jerry Duberstein  YourTango

Every married couple needs marriage advice in their relationship, especially if they find themselves unhappy, so here are 8 things that only the happiest married ...


A Surprisingly Easy Way To Become Happier  Forbes

What makes people happy? A load of studies tell us that human interaction is key to our happiness. But what kind of interactions matter? And does interaction ...


Friendships Drive Happiness at Work. Here’s How to Facilitate Them at Your Company  Thrive Global

ThirdLove CEO Heidi Zak weighs in on why workplace friendships are so important.


Tennis: Osaka cites 'happiness' as motive behind coaching split  Channel NewsAsia

DUBAI: Naomi Osaka said she would not prioritise "success over happiness" following the surprise sacking of her coach as she heads into the Dubai ...


Is happiness a government right?  The Robesonian

RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into…


The secret to happiness? Health, housing and job security  The Guardian

When it comes to the life satisfaction of UK citizens, the ball is in the government's court, says writer and philosopher Julian Baggini.


3 Strategies That Are Proven To Increase Retirement Happiness  Forbes

A successful retirement means more than just having enough assets and income. Research shows there are several things you can do to increase your ...


The Science Behind Happiness  KATU

We love it when Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, stops by to share the latest research on things that will improve our lives. The University of Oregon Neuroscience ...


What's the secret to happiness? These ASU professors might have the answer  The State Press

Three ASU professors approach the concept of happiness from different sources and practices.


Over 2000 students, determined ones walk for happiness  Khaleej Times

This is the fourth consecutive year of the Walk for Happiness.


Finding The Key To Happiness With Your Sweetheart  WATE 6 On Your Side

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - So What does it take to find true happiness as a couple? That's the question that could help solve so many problems for so many ...


Setting attainable goals makes us happier, even if we fail  ZME Science

We're happier with our lives when we see our goal as attainable, a new study from the University of Basel reports. Miniature golf. Image via Pixabay. Each and ...


What to do when hygge no longer works  BBC News

Danes, often hailed as some of the happiest people on Earth, love nothing more than to hygge. But what do they do then when things aren't so cosy? They say ...


Katy Perry Was 'Shaking with Happiness' as Orlando Bloom Proposed: Source  PEOPLE.com

"Katy's family knew he was proposing. He talked to her parents about it before," a source tells PEOPLE.


Katy Perry Was Reportedly ‘Shaking With Happiness’ When Orlando Bloom Proposed  ELLE.com

In true romantic fashion, Bloom popped the question on Valentine's Day, and two days later more and more details about the proposal hear 'round the world are ...


Do You Have a Chief Happiness Officer?  Forbes

We seem to have collectively resigned to the fact that it is the norm to be unhappy to a degree or another in the workplace, in particular in large companies, and ...


Angelus: Pope warns against idolatry, Jesus calls us to happiness  Vatican News

Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope reflects on Sunday's Gospel reading from Luke in which, he says, Jesus in the form of the ...


Who's Happier: Men or Women? Psychology Explains the Difference  Inverse

Who's happier, men or women? Research shows it's a complicated question and that asking whether males or females are happier isn't really that helpful, ...


Why we studied the possible links between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement  Pew Research Center

People who regularly attend a house of worship are more likely to be happy and civically engaged than those who do not, according to a new Pew Research ...


Live from the inside out - The Happiness Connection  Castanet.net

“If I get that new job, then I'll be happy.” “Buying that sporty new car, will make me feel young again.” “A new partner is the thing that will change everything and ...


Aristotle’s Pursuit of Happiness  The Wall Street Journal

Happiness seems to be in short supply today, with acrimony, incivility and bad behavior permeating society and the media from the highest echelons of ...


The Wayward Podcast Episode 15: Wayward Happiness with Charlie Capen  SPN Hunters

The Wayward Podcast brings you a guest for Episode 15. Charlie Capen is first to join our friends to talk about Wayward Happiness and more!


Ronnie Wood, 71, and wife Sally, 41, look the picture of happiness as they head out to dinner date  Daily Mail

Ronnie, 71, and Sally Wood, 41, beamed with happiness as they headed out for a romantic dinner date at Craig's restaurant in Hollywood on Sunday.


Social media has totally warped how you think about happiness  Wired.co.uk

Happiness is complicated and driven by our societal norms. Behavioural science professor Paul Dolan's new book attempts to explain why you're approaching it ...


The Two Levels of Happiness  The Epoch Times

While we are bombarded with promises of hedonic joy, researchers say it is a passing experience and second rate compared to a deeper form of happiness.


MS and the Many Textures of Happiness  Everyday Health

For persons living with a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis, happiness can come in all different flavors, from giddy delight at the antics of a puppy to quiet ...


Pew: Church good for happiness, civic engagement  BP News

Church participation leads to more happiness and civic engagement, Pew Research Center said Thursday (Jan. 31) after analyzing surveys from the U.S. and ...


Wellness: A Whole-Body Approach is the Key to Happiness  Salt Lake Magazine

The wellness model is not about me defining what is right, it's about providing tools for that work for you. Find out how you can achieve happiness today!


District 54 schools bringing happiness principles to life  Chicago Daily Herald

It's lunchtime, and members of the third- and fourth-grade Pawsitivity Club at Campanelli Elementary School have just snuck into a classroom to deliver ...


Religion's Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of ...


In pursuit of happiness  Arizona State University

In her teaching, Tracy focuses on the 40 percent of our well-being and happiness that is within our control, and within that, specifically on communication.


Vail's Johnson 'overwhelmed with happiness'  Summit Daily News

DEER VALLEY, Utah — Vail's Tess Johnson finished ahead of Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva in the race for the bronze medal at the FIS Snowboard Freestyle ...


In Finland, Money Can Buy You Happiness  Bloomberg

An experiment with a state-sponsored basic income didn't encourage the unemployed to look for work. But it did increase their sense of well-being.


Dads are happier than moms. Science wants to know why, and so do I.  The Washington Post

Could it be because fathers tend to spend more time playing with their kids than mothers do? Perhaps, but it's complicated.


Why Happiness Is the Ultimate Currency  PsychCentral.com

There is a can-must link that's so pervasive in our culture: the belief that if you can grow, make more money and gain notoriety, you must do it. But why?


Chinese 'tweets' hint that happiness drops as air pollution rises  Science News

Air pollution is recognized as a public health threat in China, linked to heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline and even risky behavior. Now a study analyzing ...


Yale faculty at Davos explore the state of mind that is happiness  Yale News

Introduced by President Peter Salovey, Laurie Santos, Hedy Kober, and Molly Crockett kicked off Yale's activities at the World Economic Forum on Jan. 22.


St. Louis's Aldermen Are Embittered By Your Happiness  RealClearMarkets

ST. LOUIS – “Puritanism,” said H.L. Mencken, is “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” In this historic river city, the unanimously socialist ...


Religious people are happier than atheists, finds study  Times of India

It seems impossible to zero down on ways that can induce happiness but there may be a way to do that - and the answer lies in your religious beliefs.


Make room for happiness: Gretchen Rubin on how to combat loneliness  CBS News

One in 10 Americans say they feel lonely or isolated from those around them all or most of the time, according to a Pew Research Center survey.


In brief: Happiness; Nine Crises; The Wolf and the Watchman – review  The Guardian

Aminatta Forna looks at the west through an African lens, Bill Keegan finds capitalism in crisis and Niklas Natt och Dag serves up a gripping thriller.


For scorned lovers, sweet revenge is turning heartbreak into happiness - Nation  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Ever thought of feeding your exes to the lions?


In China, a link between happiness and air quality: Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds  Science Daily

New research reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness levels.


Is the secret to happiness at the top of this mountain?  BBC News

Katie Hope in Davos wonders if you can really teach yourself how to be happy or "discover" happiness.


Best-selling author to discuss meaning of happiness at USAO  NewsOK.com

CHICKASHA — Emily Esfahani Smith, author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” will headline the University of Science and Arts of ...


SONG | A Relationship Isn't the Answer to Happiness  Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

The first time my boyfriend and I talked about the definition of love, we were in a New York City apartment. The summer was humid and scented with moss, and ...


Meet Saamdu Chetri from the land of happiness  gulfnews.com

Dubai: So what is it like to be living in Bhutan, one of the world's happiest countries? Ask Saamdu Chetri and he will tell you, “To me, happiness is within all of us, ...


Premier League title race: Fabinho says 'joy & happiness' will be key for Liverpool as they battle Man City  Goal.com

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho learned from his Ligue 1 triumph with Monaco that enjoying your football is absolutely vital when succeeding in a title race.


Shake off the winter blues at the SKY Happiness Retreat  AroundtheO

Members of the University of Oregon community can fight the midwinter slump and arm themselves with an arsenal of relaxation techniques at an upcoming SKY ...


How finances play into Canadians' happiness  The Globe and Mail

This is the second in a series of stories looking at the results of a nation-wide survey on happiness, conducted by the Gandalf Group for The Globe and Mail.


Do the Microbes Swimming in Our Guts Control Our Happiness?  Mother Jones

We now know that the bacteria living in our guts play a key role in keeping our bodies healthy. These microbes can even be transferred from one gut to another ...


EHarmony CEO: Key to Relationship Happiness Is 'Adaptability'  Cheddar

By Carlo Versano. EHarmony, the O.G. of online dating, built a reputation on its success rate for matching couples. An innovator in its time and one of the first ...


Quit These Things Today To Live A Happier Life  Longevity LIVE

Quit is quite a strong word. Because of this, many of us struggle to do it, especially when it counts the most. Quitting is hard.


How digitally manipulated selfies are killing young women's happiness  The Times

I was having the conversation about photographs with my sister last week. It's the conversation all women eventually have in adulthood. You come across a ...


Regular churchgoers are happier, study says  Aleteia EN

A new analysis of data by Pew Research Center has found that the actively religious have greater tendancies towards happiness, physical well-being, and ...


In Pursuit of Beetle Happiness: Part 1  iBerkshires.com

Dogbane beetles feed on dogbane, a plant similar to milkweed. This is the first in a three-part series on beneficial and invasive beetles. Beneficial beetles...


Law firms focus on flexibility, happiness in race for talent  Columbus Business First

Lisa Kathumbi's career at Bricker & Eckler LLP has come full circle. The employment and labor attorney joined the Columbus firm straight out of law school in ...


These Purchases Will Dramatically Make You Happier  coveteur.com

This week on “Open Tabs”—an assortment of links we have on our open tabs for the week—we're giving you a peek into the stories and themes we can't seem ...


Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds  The Guardian

New study from Stanford and NYU finds logging off causes 'small but significant improvements in wellbeing'


Zoom CEO strives for sustainable customer happiness  ZDNet

A top Silicon Valley leader explains how to build a company based on customer experience. Lessons include hiring, culture, and placing customer satisfaction ...


Survey: 54% of Americans would choose lower taxes over happiness  Ladders

According to the survey, when choosing between their own happiness and lower taxes, it seems most Americans still settle on the latter.


How To Live An Ageless Happier And Healthier Life  Forbes

Feeling better, living a healthier life and improved happiness are all topics that catch my attention, and I'm guessing yours as well. I was listening to the 10% ...


Five Daily Practices That Will Make You Happier At Work  Forbes

I'm sure I'm not the only who often lets conditions or situations at work affect my overall mood. If something great happens (my boss praises my skills in public or ...


Yak: Pursuit of Momentary Happiness :: Music :: Reviews :: Yak :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Yak's 2016 debut LP Alas Salvation had a deranged energy that was always going to be hard to recapture, but their 2019 follow-up Pursuit of Momentary ...


Hidden Happiness Bee Farm adds visitor center  Wilkes Journal Patriot

H.S. Greene has added a visitor center with a store and classroom to his Hidden Happiness Bee Farm, a manufacturer and retailer of beekeeping supplies.


BookTalk 2019 inspired by GameChanger Idea Festival theme of happiness  KFYR-TV

During last year's GameChanger's Idea Festival, one Bismarck woman, inspired to continue the theme, brought her idea to the annual BookTalk at Bismarck ...


Hidden Happiness bee farm.jpg  Wilkes Journal Patriot

H.S. Greene is adding a visitor center with a store and classroom to the beekeeping supplies business he started nearly four years ago. Hidden Happiness Bee ...


Need a mood boost? Just 5 minutes in nature will increase happiness, study finds  Fox News

Spending just five minutes in nature can quickly improve your mood, researchers from the University of Regina have found. In a study published in the Journal of ...


Why so glum, China?  The Economist

IT TOOK 125 years for America's Declaration of Independence to reach a wide Chinese audience, and when it did, some lofty phrases got lost. The earliest ...


Lt Guv Kiran Bedi Expresses Happiness as Puducherry CM Ends Dharna  News18

The meeting to iron out the differences between the two sides lasted for four and a half hours on Monday. After the meeting, CM Narayanasamy told reporters his ...


Mexico leader: Chapo verdict shows money can't buy happiness  Fox News

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sees the conviction of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a moral lesson.


The Underground Cheesecake Company: Serving up Slices of Happiness  9&10 News

“Cheesecake has brought us together but our number one standing goal that we say around here is take care of people,” says Scotty Bruce, the owner of the ...


Love, Hair & Happiness benefits local shelters  Canton Repository

CANTON Students and staff at Lehman Middle School recently hosted a week-long drive to benefit the upcoming "Love, Hair and Happiness" event. Teacher ...


8 Ways to Feel Happier at Home When Winter’s Bringing You Down  HouseBeautiful.com

The winter months can get you feeling down, with the perpetually cold, gloomy, and dark weather. We've got plenty of suggestions for things you can do at home ...


Anas Rashid: Aayat has brought a lot of happiness in my life  Times of India

Actor Anas Rashid, who celebrated his first wedding anniversary in September 2018, has become the proud father of a baby girl. His wife Heena Iqbal, ...


Harris Wofford: a talent for happiness  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Harris Wofford, who died this week at 92, was so lacking in cynicism and guile that people today would scarce believe a man like him ever won a seat in the ...


Hazard reiterates his happiness at Chelsea, sees eye-to-eye with Sarri on all things football  We Ain't Got No History

Eden gives a much more positive interview to the Times.


Army vet turns dilapidated motor court from Route 66 heyday into family-friendly sub shop  Springfield News-Leader

Dannie Wright used to drive by the cluster of stone buildings at 2204 W. College Street — the former Rockwood Court motel on historic Route 66 — and imagine ...


Being Single May Make You Happier - Benefits of Being Single  MarieClaire.com

Despite the misconception that single people are lonely, research shows that being single can actually make you happy. Marie Claire's resident psychiatrist Dr.


Couples Who Talk About Their Mental Health Are Happier, According To New Study  Bustle

When it comes to relationships, being happy — and staying happy — is key. After all, every relationship has ups and downs, but most people strive for more of ...


Will faster decisions on VA benefits cases mean happier veterans?  Marine Corps Times

An overhaul of the benefits appeals process is promising to cut wait times down to under a year from the current average of more than three years.


Four-Day Working Week Trial Is A Success With Happier Staff  PRETTY52

In a bit of good news about the future of your work-life balance: an analysis has been done of one of the most significant four-day working week trials ever ...


Happier? Initial results from Finland's experiment with basic income come in  CGTN America

Finland was the world's first country to experiment nationwide with Universal Basic Income. Now the first results of this experiment have come in, and it is a ...


Are Morning People Happier Than Night Owls?  mix941kmxj.com

You love staying up late. If you have kids you get the house to yourself for a bit. Also there is some time to enjoy your favorite show on television or a good book.


Writer Mette Bølstad, Producer Synnøve Hørsdal Discuss ‘State of Happiness’  Variety

A hit from the get-go, nabbing best script and best music at its premiere during last year's Canneseries world premiere, Norway's petrol-fueled drama “State of ...


Fathers are happier parents than mothers, new study shows  University of California

A new study shows fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers.


home | site map
© 2007