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…

Ever try to think creatively when the walls are caving in?

Our last blog explained that positive emotions let us broaden our general perspective.  When we feel content and safe, we can do things like plan for the future.  After the big successful meeting with a major account, the sales team can relax and take some time to brainstorm the expansion strategy for next year.  If…

What’s the tone of your work meetings? Positive or negative?

Think back to the last meeting you had at work—maybe it was a planning meeting or perhaps you were going over team results. What was the tone of the meeting?  Was it positive for the most part?  Or were there undertones of judgement?  Was there praise, or was there criticism? Truth be told, both praise…