How to Avoid the Fundamental Attribution Error

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Understanding the Fundamental Attribution Error offers a fresh look at situations where we (and others) aren’t at our best. By adjusting our mindset, we can open up opportunities for connection and greater happiness. ***Watch the video or continue reading below.*** The Brain’s Double Standard What is the Fundamental Attribution Error, and why should you care read more…

The Contagious Effects of Kindness and Connections

How much impact can one act of your kindness have? And how can it lead to new connections? Let me tell you a story. Because Cathey Armillas urged the members of our mastermind group to be creative with our updates in last month’s meeting, I wrote a song about moving to Sisters, Oregon. After I read more…

How to Set a SMARTEST Goal to Increase Success

Can a SMARTEST goal help you supercharge your energy and engagement? Let’s just say we hope you’ll want to educate yourself about the answer, because it will help you make significant progress, which is all part of moving toward increased productivity and well-being…but you don’t have to take our word for it! ***Watch the video read more…

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…

Why Being Kind Boosts the Bottom Line

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Being kind is a triple win: it boosts the mood of both the giver and the receiver, and it inspires more kindness to spread through our social networks. But that’s not all… ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   Are you tapping the benefits of being kind? Kindness. Why should you be kind to read more…

Top Stress Relief Fails (and How to Cope Better!)

If this isn’t a stressful year, we don’t know what is! We all seem to be seeking stress relief techniques. But not all approaches work the same. At Happy Brain Science, despite knowing better, we’ve fallen into some stress relief “fails” that aren’t wise choices for most people, most of the time. We’d like to 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…