Breathing Meditation

In Scott’s last video about mindfulness, he explained what meditation is and many benefits that come from it according to science. In this video, Scott will guide you through practicing meditation.

Categories: Being Mindful

4 Ways to Practice Positivity at Work

Yes, you’ve heard about positive attitude before. So why would we include attitude in our online course and workshop called The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work? Because you hear a lot about happiness, and some of what you hear (money, fame, good looks) actually makes very little difference in happiness for most of us. The data suggests that positive attitude really does boost well-being. Discover 4 ways you can start practicing positivity at work, and in your life.

Is ‘Synthetic Happiness’ Real Happiness?

The Science of Synthetic Happiness & Happy Spending   One way we create our own happiness is through our view on life’s events, more than on the events themselves: the same thing can happen to two people and they can feel very differently about it. Harvard Professor Daniel Gilbert uses the term “synthetic happiness” to read more…



Mindfulness is simply paying complete attention to the present moment without judgment. That might sound easy if you’ve never done it. Those of us that have tried mindfulness, such as sitting down and meditating for a few minutes, which is essentially a mindfulness workout, if you will, those of us who’ve tried mindfulness know that your brain does not naturally focus on one thing and keep its attention there.

Is it okay to listen to music while working?

This audience question about music while working was asked and answered at the Enumclaw School District Science of Happiness Workshop. Watch the full video here. The data indicates more than ever that your mileage will vary when it comes to listening to music while working. Generally speaking though, the best thing to listen to while read more…

Trust me: 3 ways to build trust and therefore boost your pay!

An increase in trust may lead to an increase in results–including your pay–at work. We will look at three specific ways of boosting trust  What does science say about trust, and how we can build it? Trust is social glue; sniff it to get happy! You can trust Dr. John Helliwell. He is one of the world’s read more…

well being

What do you call meaningful, enjoyable, lasting well-being? Joy, happiness, or something else?

“Who wants to be happy? Joy is what it’s all about.” “Happiness fades. I want meaning in my life.” “I don’t care about happiness; it’s a transient feeling.” Since founding Happy Brain Science in 2012, I’ve heard many statements such as the above. People seem to think they are saying they don’t believe in our read more…


5 Tips From the Science of Learning

The world is always changing, so you need to be learning. The problem is that your human memory is imperfect, so you forget names, decisions, and facts that you need. Fortunately science can help you learn and remember better.