Happiness Now, Success Later - The Happiness Advantage

According to positive psychologist Shawn Achor, our society has the key to success exactly wrong. We’ve all been taught to believe that success is a prerequisite to happiness — if I work harder, I’ll be more successful, and if I’m more successful, then I’ll be happier.

Problem is that science doesn’t back that up. You probably don’t need a scientist to tell you that a positive, happy brain is …

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Back to School Mindfulness

My son started at his new school today. It wasn’t class. Just a short meeting with his academic advisor and a chance to set up his new locker, but his nervous energy was out of control. While we sat waiting for our turn to meet with his teacher, his legs bounced up and down as he told me over and over again how nervous he was – excited, but …

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Get Ready for Homework with a Game of

My kids are really busy. So am I.

And all too often homework is the last activity of the day – after hockey, tutoring, playdates, dinner . . . It’s no surprise that by then we are all exhausted and in no frame of mind for anything more demanding than vegging out on the sofa. Some nights we’re able to push through the fatigue and get it done. …

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