National Day of Encouragement

The National Day of Encouragement celebrated since 2007. It is a day meant to remind us that encouragement matters. It is a day dedicated to uplifting those around us and making a positive impact, no matter the magnitude. It’s that simple.

Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease, as people react to these feelings with raised blood pressure and stiffening of blood vessels. But it isn’t easy to maintain a healthy, positive emotional state. Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and inner strength is a guide to the concepts that can help you find well-being and happiness, based on the latest research.

Free Happiness Class

The most popular course at Yale University, with this semester enrolling 1,200 students (or a 1/4 of the undergraduate student body) is titled “Psychology and the Good Life.” You can now take this class for free renamed, “The Science of Well-Being” and focuses on what psychological science says about happiness. [Read More…]