Letting Go of Goals

I have a confession to make:  I’ve never been a big believer in specific goals.  My “anti-goal” philosophy is not one I’ve shared on the blog previously, in part for fear of rejection or ridicule.  I mean, everyone knows how important goals are, and there’s tons of research on goal theory to prove it.  But […]

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A Funny Thing Happened: On Humor and Wellbeing

“Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.” ― George Carlin Researchers from the University of Switzerland, Fabian Gander, Rene Proyer and Tobias Wyss shared a poster presentation at the last world congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.  They noted that while humor as a character strength has been observed to be “robustly […]

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Starry Nights and Samadhi

For most of my life, I have lived near the ocean.  Being near the shore has always had a calming and even spiritual effect on me. (see my recent article on “Spirituality, Wellbeing, and Maui Moments.”)  There is something about the vastness of the ocean, and in particular the sky over the ocean (especially at […]

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