Happiness

ChatGPT and the Science of Happiness

“What does science say about happiness?”, we asked ChatGPT, and here is its reply: Science has extensively studied happiness, and there is a growing body of research on the subject. Here are some key findings: Overall, science suggests that happiness is a complex and multifaceted experience that is influenced by a variety of factors, including […]

Mental Habits, Nutriment and Happiness

The Pattern that leads to Depression  As I see more and more patients, especially the elderly, and especially during this Covid-19 pandemic, I see a pattern.    This is the pattern – our mental states, whether happy or otherwise, is very dependent on our mental habits that we have cultivated and strengthened over time.   This is […]

5 Mental Habits that will increase your Happiness

In the last 20 years, science has learned a lot about the links between spirituality and happiness. Studies on spirituality, specifically on certain spiritual or mental qualities like altruism, generosity, faith, hope and gratitude, have shown repeatedly that they increase our level of physical and mental well-being. Spiritual practices that incorporate these positive mental qualities […]

Thoughts and Happiness

The principle for happiness is surprisingly simple to understand, yet difficult to attain. Just as when a sage was asked by a king about the guide to happiness, the sage explained that happiness can be achieved simply by abandoning evils, doing good and purifying the mind, whereupon the king exclaimed, “This is so simple that […]

The Science of Happiness explained

WHAT IS HAPPINESS? One of the major problems with doing scientific research on happiness is finding an appropriate definition for happiness. Happiness is generally defined as the state of being happy. That is to say, happiness is a state of mind. However, this definition is too broad and non-specific. For worldly people, happiness is getting […]

Secrets to a Happy Life

By George E. Vaillant This article appears in the Greater Good Science Center This essay is adapted from Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study At 19 years old, Godfrey Minot Camille was a tall redheaded boy with a charming manner who planned to enter medicine or the ministry. In 1938, Camille […]

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