What is the Hedonic Treadmill?

The technical definition The hedonic treadmill is a theory that people return to a relatively stationary level of happiness, sometimes considered a happiness “set point.” Although efforts or interventions to improve happiness have a transient effect, individuals inevitably return to their original happiness set point after a short period of time. Huh, what does that … 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