Happiness

Why Your Doctor Should Examine Your Hope

When it comes to their health, hopeful people tend to make good choices.

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

Where does your hope come from? Take this simple test to find out now.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Cognition, Creativity, Environment, Happiness, Religion by

America, You Need Therapy

America, you are in a funk. You need to find one thing that excites you about the future. It can be a reunion with old friends, a sporting event, or some big goal at work. Better yet, pick something that is challenging and really meaningful. Remember h…

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Happiness, Identity, Laughter, Motivation, pessimism, Therapy by

Rethinking Resolutions: One for Me and One for We

As you consider who you can be in 2013, do more than think about yourself. What if we all got better at making resolutions that we’re actually likely to achieve and that make us feel great in the process? You can both indulge in a personal resolution…

What Can I Do to Help a Student Graduate, Starting Today?

Just imagine a community in which all students graduate from high school and get a good job. Then consider one thing you could do to make it happen…and then do it.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: education, Happiness, Motivation, Parenting by

Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Nexting While Walking

On our morning walks to his elementary school, my son Parrish and I do lots of nexting. We talk about his next basketball game, the next movie we’ll watch, our next family trip. Nexting comes naturally to kids. It seems to pique their curiosity and g…

Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On August 19th, 2013, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Why Your Doctor Should Examine Your Hope

When it comes to their health, hopeful people tend to make good choices.

Why Your Doctor Should Examine Your Hope

Rick Snyder, my hope mentor at the University of Kansas, once appeared on Good Morning America to conduct a live experiment showing hope in action. He started by introducing a classic research tool called the cold-pressor test, which uses a tank of ice…