Mindful for a Moment: Integrating Attention into a Busy Day

Note: This is an article I co-wrote with Chris Wilson, a psychologist who integrates mindfulness exercises into his personal and professional life. He also took the two photos you see in this post. You can find out more about him and his work at www.drchristopherwilson.com and at www.cfwphoto.com. The article has originally been published in read more…

The Science of Happiness at Work–in Five Minutes!

If I had just five minutes of your time, I would tell you the most important science of being happier at work. Because I believe: We all deserve to be happy at work. Science tells us why to be happier: it brings benefits including (but not limited to) success, creativity, engagement, sociability, productivity and health. read more…

The Science of Being Happier at Work in Three Minutes

If I had just three minutes of your time, I would tell you the most important lessons from applying the science of happiness to work. Because I believe: We all have the right to be happy at work. Science tells us why to be happier: because it brings benefits including (but not limited to) creativity, read more…

The Science of Happiness in One Minute

If I had just one minute, I would tell you the most important lessons from the science of happiness. Because I believe: We all have the right to be happy at work. Science shows benefits from happiness including (but not limited to) productivity and health. Science can tell us how to be happier at work. read more…

The Power of Pictures

I never would have predicted that my junior high drafting class, a cliché, graphic recording, neuroscience, and presentations would all have something in common. (Photo by Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) It was the first day of my junior high drafting class, and my classmate was standing at the front of the room with a podium hiding read more…

Watching yourself–and your mind–without judgment

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Watching yourself on video can be a very strange experience. You are rarely watching yourself. Depending on your personality and self-esteem, you may immediately cringe, or be very proud of yourself. I recently managed to get a few short videos of me presenting up on YouTube, including this one.   I find it quite difficult read more…

VentureBeat article: Shiny, happy company: Why happiness is the new metric for startup success

Published in VentureBeat Shiny, happy company: Why happiness is the new metric for startup success The seal of the high school I attended contained two Latin mottos: Non Sibi and Finis Origine Pendet. Despite seeing those words everywhere, I paid little attention to them. I later learned they mean “Not for one’s self” and “The end read more…