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Connecting with others is the single most important thing we can do for our happiness.

When we’re with other people, we feel more positive emotions, which leads to greater happiness. When we’re happier, we have better relationships. This in turn leads to more positive emotions…and being on an “upward spiral” of well-being and happiness.

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Blogs

The Pursuit of Happiness: Your Inalienable Right

Happiness is neither a simple goal nor a place we try to find. It is a way of living your life.

Lessons From My Father

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” --Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet

The 5 Types of Girlfriends You Need In Your Life

Women need different kinds of friendships at different points in their lives.

10 Tips To Connect With Your Child

This content is provided in conjunction with This Emotional Life’s Early Moments Matter initiative.

Searching for Attachment at Home

The key to any bond rests with time spent together.

Bios

Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC

Andrea Mathews is an author, psychotherapist, corporate trainer, and motivational and inspirational speaker. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health...

Jason

Jason is a twenty-nine year old man with Asperger’s Syndrome from Rockland County, NY. Asperger’s Syndrome is part of the Autism Spectrum of Disorders...

Bob S.

Bob Shumaker was born in Pennsylvania, the son of a lawyer and a writer.  After graduating from public schools he attended Northwestern University for...

J. Richard Hackman, Ph.D.

Dr. Hackman is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on a variety of topics in...

Dennis Charney, M.D.

Dr. Charney is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics,...

Videos

The Loneliness Alarm

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. John Cacioppo studies loneliness and social isolation.

The Loneliness Alarm

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. John Cacioppo studies loneliness and social isolation.

The Tap Code (NEW)

Your browser does not support the video tag. Bob Shumaker describes the Tap Code he developed as a POW.

You can’t buy happiness

Your browser does not support the video tag. America Ferrara, the star of the hit TV series Ugly Betty, shares a personal story...

The Loneliness Alarm

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. John Cacioppo, who studies loneliness and social isolation, explains that loneliness is connected to...

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