The Happiness Hypothesis

Social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt, evaluates 10 “great ideas” on happiness expressed over time and filters them through a contemporary perspective to see if they still apply to modern life. This book is very in-depth. What we look at below only scratches the surface of the content! The Big Ideas! Humans are made up of divided “selves” which … Read more

The Five Love Languages of Children

The Big Ideas! Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell teach us that “love languages” are the way that children give and receive love. The five love languages: Physical touch Words of affirmation Quality time Gifts Acts of service While children should experience each of these love languages, there is one which meets their deepest emotional needs … Read more

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Richard Carlson offers 100 meditations crafted to keep your emotions in check, cherish family and friends, and deeply appreciate your life. The Big Ideas! People often overreact to life’s problems, which creates stress and makes the problems more difficult to deal with. We can learn to view life from a different perspective that will help … Read more

What is PERMA?

The technical definition PERMA is an acronym for a model of well-being put forth by a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman, PERMA makes up five important building blocks of well-being and happiness: Positive emotions – feeling good Engagement – being completely absorbed in activities Relationships – being authentically connected to … Read more