SUCCESS MAGAZINE: You Have to See Your Happiness to Believe It

You Have to See Your Happiness to Believe It Success Magazine, Shawn Achor January 13, 2017 Psychologists have long known that negative emotions narrow our thoughts and range of actions, which has served an important evolutionary purpose. In prehistoric times, if a saber-toothed tiger was running at you, fear and stress helped release chemicals that either prepared you…

SUCCESS MAGAZINE: The Science of Friendship

The Science of Friendship Success Magazine, Shawn Achor July 21, 2016 Our need for social support isn’t just in our heads. Evolutionary psychology explains that the innate need to form social bonds is wired into our biology. When we make a positive social connection, the pleasure-inducing hormone oxytocin is released into our bloodstream, immediately reducing anxiety…

LIVE HAPPY: Move Beyond the Problem

Move Beyond the Problem Live Happy, Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan June 10, 2016 Learn to stop ruminating and quickly get to a more positive place. Whenever anything went wrong in her life, our dear friend Samantha became a broken record, stuck playing the same refrain over and over. If a colleague criticized her work, she’d…