HOW TO USE THIS LIST:
- Below are the last 10 insightful ways to be happy – you now have a list of 60 insights on how you can be happy and live a purposeful life.
- Watch one video or read one article or two each day.
- If you are too busy to do this every day you are probably not happy (enough)!
- Save them as bookmarks to read later or look them up on my blog.
55. Barbara Fredrickson: Positive Emotions Open Our Mind
Barbara Fredrickson discusses how positive emotions broaden our awareness of the world, allowing us to become more in tune with the needs of others.
She also talks about the positivity ratio here. Check out her positivity ratio website here.
56. Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
She also has a very interesting follow-on talk about shame and why we should listen to it. And in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, she say that joy is an emotion so many people seek, but, it’s by far the most terrifying feeling we face. Find out why we’re so afraid our joy will be taken away. Plus, discover why Dr. Brown says we can’t find joy without gratitude.
In her book Daring Greatly, Dr. Brené Brown identifies 10 qualities people living a wholehearted life have in common. Here, she discusses two with Oprah. Watch to find out why Dr. Brown says inauthenticity is contagious and why perfectionism is really another form of fear.
57. Soul Pancake.
Soulpancake organises activities, makes videos and art that touch people, raise philosophical questions, connect. I just love what they do. Here they talk about the Science of Happiness.
58. Smile or die.
Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.
59. Why Finland and Denmark are happiest countries
What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the The World Happiness Report in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.
60. Meditation for happiness.
In practicing meditation for joy and happiness, we are creating the conditions necessary to experience a happy state of mind. To do so, we are nurturing four essential supports or ingredients of happiness: kindness (for others and ourselves), empathy (for others and ourselves), playfulness, and inner balance. By integrating these aspects of ourselves into our daily lives, we can reconnect with a happy state of mind and step away from negative internal dialogue.