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Tag: Work-life Balance
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Articles: You Will Never Find Work-Life BalanceBy Christine Carter | March 15, 2016
Instead of struggling to balance responsibilities, we need to aim for finding our flow.
Articles: Mindfulness at Work is Not Mind ControlBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 2, 2015
A chorus of criticism has grown alongside mindfulness at work programs. But do they throw the mindful baby out with the corporate bath water?
Is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.
Articles: How to Increase Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015
A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.
Articles: How Christine Carter Got Her Groove BackBy Jill Suttie | February 6, 2015
A new book by long-time Greater Good contributor Christine Carter provides tips for finding balance in your life.
Articles: How to Find Your Sweet SpotBy Jill Suttie | January 21, 2015
Jill Suttie talks with the GGSC's Christine Carter about her new book.
True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.
Christine Carter explains how "doing nothing" could be a key to happiness... and productivity.
Last month, the third World Congress on Positive Psychology convened leading scientists to explore the keys to a happy and meaningful life. Here are three of the most striking and practical insights from the conference.
Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part OneBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 27, 2013
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Benefits of Bringing Work Home
Research Digest Items/Studies: Positive Workplaces, Positive Families
Raising Happiness: Do Kids Need More “Quality Time”?By Christine Carter | September 22, 2010
Is there even such thing as "quality time"? Or is there just time time?
Raising Happiness: Putting it All TogetherBy Christine Carter | August 1, 2010
The best sermons are lived, not preached. --Unknown
Raising Happiness: July Newsletter: Are you a miserable parent?By Christine Carter | July 15, 2010
Our generation isn’t successfully developing the skills we need to parent happily.
Raising Happiness: Borrowing Time for BlissBy Christine Carter | July 11, 2010
Putting time for yourself on the calendar is a little like scheduling sex: Once it’s a task, the joy is sucked right out of it.
Raising Happiness: Book Club: Raising Happiness, Ch. 1By Christine Carter | July 1, 2010
Want Your Kids to Be Happy? You Go First.
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
We all have a deep-seated drive to feel in control. But taking it too far can make you miserable.
According to a new study, forgiving your partner may backfire if they have a certain personality type.
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