Featured Links

This page will contain the links to other web sites that the author believes will be very helpful and interesting to the reader.  This is where you can learn to find resources to make you life much more fulfilled, joyful and positive.

NEW LINK   Greater Good  Raising Happiness shares the science for Joyful Kids and happier Parents. The Greater Good website contains an abundance of resources about building a meaningful life. You are sure to find practical guidance for a more fulfilled life here. Their Mission is described as; The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

TED.COM I began this journey by watching a TED Talk.  These are video’s that are between 5 and 20 minutes in length. They are presented by people from all walks of life as they share new discoveries and old truths vital for our world. They are creative people who try and try and try again. Some of the information I watched has inspired me to live quit differently and I usually say to myself, “I more people could see this and have an opportunity apply this knowledge maybe our world could be better.” Please check it out I am sure there will be something here that will amaze you! Let me know what you think.

Laughter Yoga International – While laughter was not Dr. Madan Kataria’s idea or creation, he may be the one responsible for bring the benefits to countless people around the globe.  This website offers great information to help you put more intentional laughter into your life.

Positive Psychology – It all started here. Reading the book, “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being” by Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman set me on the course that eventually led me to build this website Up With Positivity.  Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman is the Director of the Center and a Professor of Psychology. He is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. He is also an expert on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and well-being. He has written more than 250 scholarly publications and about 20 books.

Positive Resonance – Dr. Barbara Fredrickson wrote two books on positivity. Her web site says, “It’s time to upgrade your view of love. Love 2.0 offers new lenses for seeing and more fully appreciating micro-moments of connection. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools to unlock more love in your life.”

Cabana Soaps – I was at the Midland Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago and struck up a conversation with Zac who was selling handmade soap. He had several scents and speciality blends. The long and short of it was that my wife bought two bars that day. The evening as I took my shower I smelled the great aroma of the “honey litsea calendula” bar of soap. As the web site says, “You will find yourself looking forward to using your soap for the sensory experience and the way your skin feels after rinsing.” If you want something certainly has been a positive benefit in my life check out Zac’s Cabana Soaps.

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin has a sight called The Happiness Project. She tells reads practical things they can do in their life for the can remain more positive. She has written several books on the subject of Happiness, which is more than a superficial plastered smile on your face. For people who are sick of living in the blah world of negativity. I would heartily recommend the web site. I love receiving her daily quotes of inspiration.

Dr. Rick Hanson – His websites tag line says, Resources for Happiness, Love and Wisdom. These three things are key things for my life and therefore, I like to share this resource with you. The blog title for July 15, 2013 was, “What are you fighting?” He talks about the wear and tear that stress of fighting causes our bodies. After describing the real world struggles we get into, he offers this wisdom, “Bottom-line, look to the war as it happens inside you rather than getting swirled into the accusations, positions, threats, and recriminations around you. See the suffering in the other people and yourself, and see if you can have compassion for all parties.”  He also has many other resources for positive living. Let me know what you think.

Happier – Happier is a unique idea when it comes to “social networks”. I could not put it any better then what they share on their “About Us” page. “Yep, you read that right. We created Happier with one mission in mind: To help you be HAPPIER. We’re inspired by research that shows focusing on the positive and sharing good things with people you care about makes you happier, healthier, and more productive. (Check it out if you’re curious.) Happier is a simple and beautiful way to collect happy moments you find in every day, share them with close friends and family, and be inspired to do more of what makes you happier.” Check it out and record the things which bring Joy, Happiness and Laughter into your life.