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Happiness Isn’t a Promise
Happiness Is a Practice

Dr. Jay (Your Happiness Professor) shares how cutting-edge scientific research meets ancient spiritual wisdom to provide you and society with proven strategies for achieving your Happy Brain. Discover the timeless truth that Dr. Jay teaches in his popular university Happiness course:

Happy Brains Make Happy People. Happy People Make a Happy World.

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Humans are social creatures. Your brain is wired from birth for connection. Studies suggest that having a strong social network, or tribe, is associated with better health and well-being.  These studies indicate that having a robust and rewarding social life has multiple health benefits such as: lower stress levels, better mental and physical health, stronger Read more

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Enjoy my recent TV interview on WGN Morning News in Chicago discussing why “happiness isn’t a promise, happiness is a practice!” Read more

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While you all seek to enjoy a “Happy Holiday,” let’s face it, the Holidays for many can generate unwanted stress and anxiety. During the Holidays 40% of Americans feel greater psychological and emotional stress. Do you know what the top Holiday stressors are? Time and money! It probably comes as no surprise that during the Holidays Read more

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So what do Albert Einstein, Paul McCartney and Emile Brontë all share in common? They all recognized the power of a creative mind and the importance of regular downtime. Many of the greatest achievements known to humankind from the Theory of Relativity to the greatest pieces of literature appear to have been Delivered in a Daydream. So Read more

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A growing body of research now believes the powerful idea that because humans evolved in nature our brains must also be wired to connect with nature. Do you ever wonder why spas, yoga studios and online meditation videos often play sounds of chirping birds, ocean waves, or soothing rain? It has to do with the Read more

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Does money buy happiness?  Many of us believe that there is a correlation between fiscal fitness and feeling fabulous, but is that really the case?  Many researchers are beginning to investigate the science of spending and are coming up with new insights into the relationship between money and well-being. Since 1957, the number of Americans Read more

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As our world becomes more connected via technology, we’re increasingly disconnected from people and our planet. We now live in an overconnected world where cell phones, the Internet, text messages, emails, tweets and broadcast media bombard us and consume our lives. Research on brain and behavior concludes that we find greater happiness and joy in Read more

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Happiness can be measured not only at a company level but a country level, and as everyone in business knows, you manage what you measure. National leaders and Economists are increasingly talking about measuring a country’s status with other metrics – even an airy concept like “happiness.” Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK caused Read more

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Quote of the Week

“No external conditions are required for happiness. Happiness is who you are!” —Dr. Jay Kumar