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Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Deeply Rooted In Happiness

By Elsebeth Green, LCSW, RPT-S The brilliant positive psychologist, Martin Seligman starts out his book Authentic Happiness with the fascinating story of a study of 141 seniors graduating from some high school and the types of smiles they displayed in their senior pictures. Apparently, there are two types of smiles and they actually have names.…

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Deeply Rooted in Mindfulness Practices for Optimal Brain Development

By: Cindy White, LCSW Would you believe that learning to respond mindfully to ordinary, everyday positive experiences could significantly enhance the neural plasticity in your brain?  Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson has identified that dedicating just three minutes a day to one particular mindfulness practice helps to facilitate synaptic formation and pruning that is so essential to…

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Deeply Rooted in Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving week! Studies show that feeling and expressing gratitude improves our mental and physical health. It also increases our experience of happiness. Sometimes feeling grateful seems easier to do than others. How can we support our families (and ourselves) in getting into this healthy habit? Create and maintain Thanksgiving traditions of expressing…

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