If, Why, and When Subjective Well-Being Influences Health, and Future Needed Research

We review evidence on whether subjective well-being (SWB) can influence health, why it might do so, and what we know about the conditions where this is more or less likely to occur. This review also explores how various methodological approaches inform the study of the connections between subjective well-being and health and longevity outcomes....

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Webinar: A Coach's Tour of the Personality (Resource)

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself: I am large, I contain multitudes.  -- Walt Whitman...

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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life

This book offers a new model for decoding and organizing one’s emotions, improving equanimity, and getting closer to thriving....

2017 July Coaching Report

Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind...

Effect of integrative reminiscence therapy on depression, well-being, integrity, self-esteem, and life satisfaction in older adults

Reminiscence therapy is a psychological intervention for older adults to remembering and interpreting life events that were experienced at some time in the past....

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The effect of contemplation and meditation on ‘great compassion’ on the psychological well-being of adolescents

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of contemplation and meditation (CM) training, with a focus on developing great compassion, on the psychological well-being (PWB) of adolescents. Participants (N = 51, mean age = 15.8) were randomly allocated to either CM training (n = 26) or a comparison group (n = 25)....

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The beneficial effects of prosocial spending on happiness: work hard make money and spend it on others?

Previous research has shown that the way people spend their money is as important to happiness as how much money people earn. Specifically it has been shown that spending money on others contributes more to an individual’s happiness than spending money on oneself....

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The Human Quest for Meaning

The first edition of The Human Quest for Meaning was a major publication on the empirical research of meaning in life and its vital role in well-being, resilience, and psychotherapy. This new edition continues that quest and seeks to answer the questions, what is the meaning of life?...

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Intensive mindfulness training-related changes in cognitive and emotional experience

This study examined the role of intensive mindfulness training on changes in day-to-day experiential processing, psychological symptoms, resilience, and well-being in two groups of community adults (N ¼ 69)....

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What makes a good life? A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective.

The question of "what makes a good life" is loaded with cultural assumptions. It sounds simple and natural in English but is not translatable into most other languages. This paper argues that to connect this question with universal human concerns we need to examine the question itself and it offers a methodology for doing so....

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