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Gratitude in the Workplace: Research-based Tools to Increase Happiness and Engagement

Gratitude practices are simple activities designed to help you express and experience more gratitude. Try these gratitude practices in your workplace.

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5 Researched-Based Activities that Boost Team Success

We all know that it’s hard to be creative and successful at work when we are feeling negative and stressed. Now take a moment to imagine: what would work be like if, instead of feeling negative and stressed, you felt more positive, creative, productive, resilient and engaged? According to studies in positive psychology and neuroscience, read more…

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Five Books to Help You Work Smarter (and Happier)

Through our work with clients around the United States and internationally, we continue to come back to the same recommended readings–we’ve listed and described each book below; and we encourage you to check them out for applicable strategies to increase your happiness, productivity, creativity, engagement and success at work.






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Book Review: Mindsight by Daniel Siegel

What is mindsight? In the words of the author, Dr. Daniel Siegel, “Mindsight is a kind of focused attention that allows us to see the internal workings of our minds…without being swept away by them.” Mindsight is essentially Siegel’s term for mindfulness meditation. Focus attention to achieve success Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation teaches us the read more…

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Can We Truly Be Happy at Work? Science Says Yes.

If you are like so many people today, you may be pursuing happiness backwards: thinking that once you achieve your goals you’ll finally be happy, but science suggests that happiness is an essential first step to your success. “We spend nearly 40% of our time at work. We should be happier, and we can be.” read more…

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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

I loved The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and have been looking forward to his next book, Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity. I must admit being disappointed, but only slightly. I still recommend this book and it’s “productivity hacks”. Smarter Faster Better is well written, with great stories which bring quality science read more…

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Write a Happiness-boosting Progress Report

At Happy Brain Science, we try to “walk our talk” as much as possible, doing our best to apply all the science we teach and activities we recommend. If we forget, our awesome Director of Operations and Speaker Ayla Lewis reminds us; it’s part of why I love working with her so much! Like any read more…

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Best Possible Futures Boost Happiness and Productivity

Researchers have found that writing about your goals–and successfully reaching them–can help you to gain insight into your priorities and emotions, increase feelings of control, improve performance, and boost happiness. Read this article to learn how to visualize your best possible future.






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Can you play your way to higher pay?

I believe you can play your way to a happy, thriving team, which results in boosted performance, creativity, resilience, success, and even pay. Read this article to find out how.