Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

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Slow the Seed to Success

Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D.
Dec 11, 2013 at 12:12 AM PST

The Slow Turtle Wins the Race to Happiness and Success!

The Slow Turtle Wins the Race to Happiness and Success!

My students and I just spent about ten days in Ghana, gaining insights into this wonderful country’s political, economic, and cultural history. The first thing that strikes you about Ghana is how friendly its people are. Starting with the immigration officer, I encountered smiling faces and helpful hands all the way down to the receptionist at the hotel who checked me in. Researchers find that helpful,

Taking Personal Responsibility for your Happiness

Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D.
Dec 11, 2013 at 12:11 AM PST

Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility is Crucial for Happiness-Maximization

 As those who have embarked on the quest for happiness know quite well, a crucial milestone on the path involves taking personal responsibility. Taking personal responsibility means not blaming others for your unhappiness. It means figuring out ways in which you can be happy despite others’ (negative) behaviors and despite the external circumstances. A person who has taken personal responsibility recognizes an all-important truth about happiness: your happiness depends much more on your attitude than it does on …