Want to be happy?  Try friends, kindness, gratitude and appreciation

Our earlier blogs have explored positive and negative emotions—the good, the bad, and the ugly! Now we turn to some practical applications you can use in your own life– how we can cultivate more positive emotions within ourselves.  How can we get away from the negative states with which we’re so acquainted that they often…

Anger versus Joy: which most often describes your life at work (and what are the consequences)

What functions do both negative and positive emotions serve?  Believe it or not, they are more than simple expressions of feeling.  They fulfill discrete purposes designed to help us navigate our daily life.             As a general rule, negative emotions allow us to cope and endure in the face of perceived threats.  In fact, they…