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How You Can Take Action on World Suicide Prevention Day

Happier Way Original - As we approach World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, we must take a step back and reflect on the terrible impact that suicide has had on our society. The National Institute of Mental Health has compiled eye-opening statistics about suicide in the United States. For people 34 and younger, suicide... Read more

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How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance While Working from Home

Happier Way Original - The pandemic changed the way we think, feel, and act. This means that virtually all aspects of life were impacted. As employees shifted away from the office and the lines between home and work became blurred, it became even more important than ever to dedicate mental strength toward maintaining a healthy... Read more

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Zoom Fatigue – how it affects your daily life and how to combat it

Combating Virtual/Zoom Fatigue Over the last two years, a lot of office work has been shifted online due to obvious reasons. This remote work was thought to be more accessible and fun at the start, but its side effects have impacted individuals across the globe. If you feel tired, anxious, and nervous recently, you may... Read more

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48 hours of Bite Sized Mindfulness

Join 48 hours of Bite Sized Mindfulness with Sabina Vitacca, known as ‘The Personal Trainer for the Mind’. About this event This course is a short-term commitment each day and can be slotted around your existing work and home commitments. PLEASE IGNORE THE TIME ON THE TICKET IT IS SELF PACED/PRE RECORDED AND SENT TO... Read more

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How to Cope with Grief After Losing a Coworker

Happier Way Original - Are you working to live or living to work? Some people can easily make that distinction while others may find it difficult to say. Regardless, the average American spends 90,000 hours working throughout his or her lifetime, so the workplace is undoubtedly a key place for socializing and forming long-term bonds... Read more

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The Science-Based Benefits of Yoga

Happier Way Original - Yoga has been a well-known benefactor for the overall well-being in the Eastern parts of the world. It was introduced in the US at the end of the 19th century, and since then, the number of active practitioners across the country has been widely spread. There is a reason why yoga... Read more

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5 Ways to Combat Digital Fatigue

Happier Way Original - Improving your overall wellness means prioritizing not only your physical health but also your mental health. As the world moves toward more hybrid and remote working and learning environments, one growing concern among many experts is the impact that digital fatigue will have employees and students. Digital fatigue is the exhaustion... Read more

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Ways organizations can be authentically LGBTQIA+ inclusive

Happier Way Original - With June being the month of Pride, you may have noticed many organisations publicly announcing their support for LGBTQIA+ communities. While it’s positive to see a supportive front, it can often veer into the territory of performative ‘rainbow-washing’. This refers to the adoption of the appearance of inclusivity for ulterior motives,... Read more

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Happy Brain Habits – with Loretta Breuning

Can a better understanding of our brain chemicals help us be happier? We often hear about mood-boosting chemicals - like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. But if we want to learn how to influence these in our own brains and bodies, we need to have a better understanding of what drives them. Professor Loretta Breuning... Read more

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3 Proven Strategies for Prioritizing Mental Health While Working

Happier Way Original - Mental health, particularly as we endure and emerge from a global pandemic, perhaps has never been more important than today. With so much uncertainty surrounding health, jobs, politics, and the economy, it is understandable to feel added stress. This is especially true while working, as many people saw their daily work... Read more

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When is it an Eating Disorder and Not Disordered Eating?

By: Joann Hendelman, PhD, RN, FAED, CEDS-S We all have our idiosyncrasies around eating. So when do our behaviors around eating become a problem? When are our eating patterns considered disordered and when are they considered an eating disorder? What defines “normal” eating and is there even such a thing? Is the fact that I... Read more

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3 Ways to Break the Mental Illness Stigma

Happier Way Original - Too often, when something is not fully understood a stigma is attached to it. These stigmas, or “marks of shame or discredit,” according to Merriam-Webster, are frequently unwarranted and actually cause even greater harm to the issue at hand. The mental illness stigma has long been a problem in the United... Read more

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How Food Affects Our Mood – A Nutritional Psychiatry Analysis on Improving Mental Health and Well-Being

Happier Way Original - Nutritional psychiatry is making big waves when it comes to improving our overall well-being along with the mind and body connection using something we consume every day -- our food! We are what we eat.  Foods that contain chemical additives, ultra-processing and more affect our gut environment and increases our risk... Read more

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Using Mindfulness to Improve Emotional Wellbeing

Happier Way Original - One of the best ways to achieve—and maintain—emotional wellbeing is to get really good at staying present. When you can keep your attention, your thoughts, and your focus on the here and now, you are better able to enjoy moments, feel gratitude, appreciate your achievements, get work done effectively, and express... Read more

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10 Pillars of a Strong Relationship

Many of the keys to a satisfying, lasting bond are probably already present in your relationship. Your performance evaluation at work comes in, and it’s glowing. However, there’s one area that “needs improvement.” Days later, which part do you think about? The negative, of course. Part of you knows it’s ridiculous to let that one... Read more

Happiness is all in your mind: Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDxGreenville 2014

Simple, profound truths are the realm of this Buddhist nun. Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good... Read more

The three secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone | TEDxChristchurch

Dr Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake. She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place. In this powerful and courageous talk, she shares the three strategies that got her through an... Read more

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions,... Read more

The Science of Gratitude

Written by Summer Allen, Ph.D. Over the past two decades scientists have made great strides toward understanding the biological roots of gratitude, the various benefits that accompany gratitude, and the ways that people can cultivate feelings of gratitude in their day-to-day lives. The studies comprising this science of gratitude are the subject of this paper.... Read more