Tackling Fear, Psychological Safety, and Progress

Got psychological safety? Join us behind the scenes as Scott Crabtree, founder of Happy Brain Science, develops Choose Happiness @ Work Online—the online version of our popular card game! We’ve received many requests for a version to play with remote teams, and Scott is working to make that a reality! What challenges will he face? read more…

Choose Happiness @ Work Online: Behind the Scenes

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Join us behind the scenes as Scott Crabtree develops Choose Happiness @ Work Online—the online version of our popular card game! We’ve received many requests for a version to play with remote teams, and Scott is working to make that a reality! What challenges will he face? What obstacles will he overcome? And most importantly: read more…

How to Enjoy a Virtual Game Night with Colleagues

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Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about options for a virtual game night! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s read more…

How to Boost Psychological Capital & Beat Burnout

Thanks to Noah Jacobson for this guest post about preventing and dealing with burnout! Noah interned previously with Happy Brain Science and became fascinated with the application of positive psychology. He graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. If You’re Heading Toward Burnout… Work and life move at a different speed read more…

How To Use a “Strengths Board” to Boost Your Virtual Team

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What is a Strengths Board? And how can a visual display of strengths help you & your team cope with working remotely? If you’re like most people I know, your way of working has been turned upside down since March 2020. For many of us, working remotely has become the new normal. While there are read more…

How a “4-6-8 Breath” Can Help You Calm Your Stress

Can mindful breathing help you unlock better options in times of stress? Discover the power of a “4-6-8 breath” to calm your body & brain! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! This post features the solution: 4-6-8 Breath. read more…

10 Tips for Keeping Up Morale, with Ideas & Resources to Help

Thanks to Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., for this guest post about keeping up morale! Sarah is the principal psychologist at Appreciating Change, a strengths-based psychological consultancy that is committed to applying well-researched positive psychology ideas and interventions to workplace challenges and opportunities at an individual, team or whole organization level. In the midst of the current read more…

How to Spot Strengths to Boost Engagement & Results

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Spot Strengths: A Story Adam was a few months into his new job as a Technical Lead. Fortunately, both he and his boss, Chris, thought he was doing pretty well. However, Adam felt a bit concerned about his tendency to ask questions about how different decisions would play out over time. Every time a colleague read more…

Diaries of a Recovering Cynic

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This guest post about choosing happiness at work (and in life) is by Catherine Wheeler. Thanks, Catherine! Picture this…City woman moves back to her small hometown to care for a family member. She leaves her dream job to start a new job and now faces the unknown on all fronts ⁠— a new team in a read more…

Don’t Be Afraid of Conflict: Embrace Courageous Conversations

Are you dealing with conflict at work? The next time you need to have a difficult conversation with a colleague, try these science-based tips to actively strengthen your relationship! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! This post features read more…