Measuring Well-being: Vermont Leads the Way
by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin on November 22, 2017 at 2:27 am
The use of population indicators is increasing across our society, but is hardly a new idea. Utilization of population indicators has been with us here in the United States from early in our […]
Conferences Affirm: GNHUSA Is On The Right Track
by Ginny Sassaman on November 17, 2017 at 12:11 am
In October, GNHUSA Board member Michael Moser and I had the good fortune to attend the “Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like” conference, sponsored by the visionary international group […]
Costa Rica: Lessons for a Happy, Sustainable Future
by Ginny Sassaman on November 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm
Here at GNHUSA, one of our favorite people is Nic Marks, creator of the Happy Planet Index which “measures what matters: sustainable well-being for all. It tells us how well nations are doing […]
How Well Does A GDP Approach to Measuring Personal Happiness Work?
by Ginny Sassaman on November 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm
One way that people can better understand the limited utility of measuring societal success using only GDP-type results (i.e., money and material wealth) is to ask the same question regarding our […]
New Insight on Measuring What Matters
by Ginny Sassaman on October 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Even for those of us involved in the Gross National Happiness movement, it can sometimes be challenging to get excited about the phrase, “measuring what matters.” It seems so dry, so […]
The Happiness Walk Kicks Off The Second Half With Compassion!
by Ginny Sassaman on October 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm
The post The Happiness Walk Kicks Off The Second Half With Compassion! appeared first on Gross National Happiness USA. […]
Pennsylvanian Named GNHUSA’s New Volunteer Activist Coordinator
by Ginny Sassaman on October 6, 2017 at 11:41 am
GNHUSA has always been a volunteer activist organization. Lately, as the GNH concept gains more traction, we’re noticing an uptick in activity around the country. This is very exciting! From […]
Happiness Walk and research project resumes in California starting Oct.7th – Press Release
by admin on October 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Building Evidence for a Practical, Sustainable, and Happier Future, the 8,000 mile Happiness Walk and research project resumes October 7th in Santa Monica, CA. Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 2017 In […]
GNHUSA to Present at Economics of Happiness Conference
by Ginny Sassaman on September 30, 2017 at 8:34 pm
We are so pleased to announce that GNHUSA will be participating in the upcoming “Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like” conference in Royalton, Vermont at the Vermont Law School. […]
Climb on Board the Happiness Train!
by Ginny Sassaman on September 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm
By Kelly Isabelle A happiness-bound freight train is coming! Hear the hum? Feel the vibration? Pack your bags and prepare to jump on board! Tired […]
7 Reminders for Mindful Eating
by Mindful Staff on November 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm
Eating can nourish the mind as well as the body. The post 7 Reminders for Mindful Eating appeared first on Mindful. […]
How to Be a Mindful Traveler
by Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce on November 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm
One of the most powerful things you can do when you’re traveling is to let go and passionately wander. The post How to Be a Mindful Traveler appeared first on Mindful. […]
What Do You Plan to Read Tomorrow?–Apparently It’s the Biggest Reading Day of the Year?
by email@example.com (Gretchen Rubin) on November 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm
According to a study commissioned by the huge bookseller Barnes & Noble, Thanksgiving Eve--which this year falls tomorrow, on Wednesday, November 22--is the busiest reading day of the year. It's […]
Mindfulness Feeds the Roots
by James Gimian on November 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm
Bringing mindfulness into education strengthens inner resilience for both students and teachers and transforms lives inside and outside of classroom. The post Mindfulness Feeds the Roots appeared […]
How to Ride the Waves of CHANGE
by Elaine Smookler on November 20, 2017 at 6:00 am
The truth is: we don't know much about what "will be." Here are six mindfulness tips for going with the flow—rather than losing ourselves in the undertow. The post How to Ride the Waves of […]
Which Do You Prefer? “Simple Beauty with No Explanation, or Knowing Exactly How and Why?”
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Gretchen Rubin) on November 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm
I don't know which is better: simple beauty with no explanation, or knowing exactly how and why seed pods are organized.' […]
4 Strategies for Mindful Parenting
by Kelly Graves on November 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm
Tips to keep your sanity and enjoy your time as a (mindful) parent. The post 4 Strategies for Mindful Parenting appeared first on Mindful. […]
The Surprising Truth About Why Your To-Do List May Be Failing You.
by email@example.com (Gretchen Rubin) on November 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
We're told that "everybody" should use to-do lists, and that "everybody" finds them useful. Nope, not in my observation. […]
How Labels Help: Tame Reactive Emotions by Naming Them
by Mitch Abblett on November 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm
If we can see a strong emotion—like anger—welling up, then we don't have to be it. The post How Labels Help: Tame Reactive Emotions by Naming Them appeared first on Mindful. […]
A Happiness Paradox for Thanksgiving: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make Us Feel Happy.
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Gretchen Rubin) on November 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Because sometimes happiness means living up to our values, even when it makes us "feel bad" to do so, or doing things to promote other people's happiness, even when it doesn't make us "feel good." […]
What to Do When Things Fall Apart
by Elaine Smookler on November 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm
How to stay steady when it feels like the world is against you. The post What to Do When Things Fall Apart appeared first on Mindful. […]
What is Your Phone Doing to Your Relationships?
by Emma Seppälä on November 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm
New research is exploring how phubbing—ignoring someone in favor of our mobile phone—hurts our relationships, and what we can do about it. The post What is Your Phone Doing to Your […]
A Mindfulness Practice for Preschoolers That Connects Kids to Nature
by Scott Rogers on November 11, 2017 at 6:00 am
A practice for teaching preschool children the basics of mindfulness by drawing on the elements of nature. The post A Mindfulness Practice for Preschoolers That Connects Kids to Nature appeared […]
A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit
by Judson Brewer on November 10, 2017 at 9:55 pm
Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer on how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain's habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren't steered by cravings. The post A […]
Fill in the Blank: “The Best Portion of a Good Man’s Life” Is His _______.
by email@example.com (Gretchen Rubin) on November 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wordsworth's reflections on this landscape remind me of my resolution to "Find an area of refuge" -- that is, to find a few phrases or memories or scenes that fill me with peace, or exaltation, or […]
Agree? “Not Everybody Is Looking for an Easy, Fun Job.”
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Gretchen Rubin) on November 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm
I'm haunted by this last line. I agree: I suspect that sometimes, when we try to convince people to undertake a certain job, activity, or aim as pleasant and fun (or even manageable), we might […]
Revealed! 7 Brilliant Books About the Nature of Creativity.
by email@example.com (Gretchen Rubin) on November 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm
For sparking my own creativity, I find people’s descriptions of their own creative processes more useful (and certainly more interesting) than books that analyze creativity or suggest […]
Setting the Table for a Halloween Holiday Breakfast–For One.
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Gretchen Rubin) on October 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Do you have any little traditions that help you celebrate the holidays in a manageable way? Have you had to figure out how to adapt traditions, as your family changed? […]
Agree? “That is Happiness; to Be Dissolved into Something Complete and Great.”
by email@example.com (Gretchen Rubin) on October 29, 2017 at 10:00 am
I wanted to walk straight on through the red grass and over the edge of the world, which could not be very far away. The light air about me told me that the world ended here: only the ground and sun […]
Ever Actually Listened to the Words of Kermit’s Song “Rainbow Connection?” I Never Had.
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Gretchen Rubin) on October 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices? I've heard them calling my name. Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors? The voice might be one and the same. I've heard it too many […]