Well-being

Play is more than fun

A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humour, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwXlcHcTHc Tolle about the Power of the Present Moment …… On right and left hemispheres of the brain …… Growing Evidence of Brain Plasticity ……

Connected, but Alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Xr3AsBEK4 Play is more than fun …… Lessons from brain …

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Carol Dweck on Growth Mindset

Dweck explains being smart and talented doesn’t always add up to success. What is a fixed mindset, and why you should avoid it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiEeMN7vbQ Science of Stress Physiology Emotions Fight Fight …… Longest ever study on what makes a good life …… Connected, but Alone? ……

Why Do We Sleep

Russell Foster studies sleep and its role in our lives, examining how our perception of light influences our sleep-wake rhythms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWULB9Aoopc The Key to Success? Grit …… The Positivity Ratio …… Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology ……

How to Make Stress your Friend

Health psychologist explains how perceiving stress as dangerous can escalate the bad impact… and how caring for others can undo stress… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU Dan Gilbert Asks, Why Are We Happy? …… Gratitude …… Carol Dweck on Growth Mindset ……

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Shawn Achor challenges the current mentality of working to be happy, and explains how it could actually be the other way around! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 The Power of Vulnerability …… Growing Evidence of Brain Plasticity …… Dan Gilbert Asks, Why Are We Happy? ……