Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based lessons in how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments In The Myths of Happiness , Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction,... read more
“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.”Charlotte Bronte
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have”Socrates
“My favorite take on resilience recasts it as “ordinary magic” and not something possessed only by extraordinary people with special strengths whom we can never hope to emulate. Rather, it is a common characteristic that involves the ability to rally after adversity and to experience positive emotions. However, because most of us aren't aware of the ordinary but remarkable dominance of this ability, we typically underestimate our capacity to eather almost any unhappiness. Because we worry we'll never be happy after an adversity or trauma, such as our family breaking apart, we underestimate the ordinary magic we all possess.”
“The scientific evidence delivers three kernels of wisdom- first, that short bursts of gladness, tranquility, or delight are not trivial at all; second, that it's frequency, not intensity that counts; and third, most of us seem not to know this. If you come to understand which individual situations , places, things, or even times of day make you feel happy, and then practice increasing the regularity of such moments, you will gain a hedonic tool that will serve you well in times of crises, when the doctor delivers bad news, and beyond.”
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