If you reach your goal – enjoy it; if you don’t, learn from it. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi* is a Hungarian-born psychology professor who is considered the “Godfather” of the flow concept. His early studies focused on happiness and creativity. It was through these studies that Csikszentmihalyi started to look into what he would term Flow, the state of being where one’s performance was heightened and one really … Continue reading The Flow. The happiness. The flow of happiness. Prof Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Yes, the rich are getting richer. But so are the poor, and it matters much more to the poor. “I’m a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian libertarian” is a sentence that is found in the biography of prof Deirdre Nansen McCloskey on her website as a response to her being widely known … Continue reading Bulgarians are measured as “unhappy” because it is OK, even honourable, to complain
(…) one of the interesting things about the data that we have on laughter and emotional regulation is that actually it is not something you do in the mirror; it’s something you do with other people. Prof Sophie Scott is a British neuroscientist and Wellcome Trust senior fellow at University College London, researching the neuroscience of voices, speech, and laughter. She is also Deputy Director of … Continue reading Laughter bonds, heals and regulates emotions, right? Prof Sophie Scott
…I had to bite its brain, since my hands were tied in its tentacles, to kill it and by the time I did I was topless and covered in squid ink. That was pretty weird. I first watched Kimi’s Ted talk and fall in love. That was a couple of years ago. Then I had to wait for many months to get a hold of … Continue reading Kimi Werner: Happiness is having your own sense of belonging