What is your definition of a “successful” life? It’s a question worth thinking about—and continually trying to answer. We are constantly bombarded with false—and...
The Top 5 Regrets People Have at the End of Life
by Parker Houston | Aug 11, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
“Regrets are illuminations come too late.” –Joseph Campbell The BIG IDEA: What if you could know what most people regret at the end of life and use that information to...
Perfectionism—The Number One Joy Killer
by Parker Houston | Aug 4, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
In a prior post, I summarized the main findings from the 75-year study at Harvard on happiness. While reading the study, one sentence absolutely jumped off the page at...
The Relationship Between Happiness and Success
by Parker Houston | Jul 21, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
The modern formula for success is broken. In today’s world, most people act as if they believe that happiness will be a guaranteed result of success. But if that were true,...
The 5 Most Common Happiness Traps at Work
by Parker Houston | Jul 14, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
“Most people climb the ladder of success only to realize it was leaning against the wrong building.” –Stephen Covey Several years ago I had a shot at what I thought was my...
Lessons in Happiness from 75 Years of Harvard Research
by Parker Houston | Jul 7, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
“I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they could know it wasn’t the answer to anything.” –Jim Carey In the last 100 years, science has come a very long...
What is the good life?—Research on the 7 Habits of Happy People
by Parker Houston | Jun 16, 2022 | Leading During COVID19, The Science of Happiness
“Our greatest fear in life should not be of failure, but of succeeding in life at things that don’t really matter.” –Francis Chan The Big Idea: Whether you lead a business,...
Why Leaders Need to Understand The Science of Happiness
by Parker Houston | Jan 13, 2022 | The Science of Happiness
The Big Idea—Authentic happiness is an extremely important thing to understand—for people, for leadership—and for life. When I say happiness, I am also talking about...
Happy at Work—10 Tips For Finding a Job You Love
by Parker Houston | Oct 21, 2021 | Self Leadership, The Science of Happiness
For most people, work has a huge impact on overall life happiness. Furthermore, staying in a job you hate can have devastating consequences for your health, your emotional...
9 Money Habits That Influence Happiness
by Parker Houston | Sep 23, 2021 | The Science of Happiness
We’ve all heard the expression—“Money can’t buy happiness.” That may not be completely true. Psychological science suggests that how we spend can have a big impact on...
Perfectionism—The Secret Thief of Dreams
by Parker Houston | Sep 9, 2021 | The Science of Happiness
Most of you have probably never heard of Lord Acton, but I bet you have heard the phrase, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” attributed to him. John...
Get Off the Hedonic Treadmill
by Parker Houston | Aug 12, 2021 | The Science of Happiness
Extensive global research on happiness exists, and understanding how happiness works is a key life leadership skill that has enormous implications for your life and your...
What can we learn from places on earth where people most frequently live past age 100?
by Parker Houston | Jul 28, 2019 | The Science of Happiness
The BIG IDEA—Global research reveals 9 factors you can apply to your life to increase your odds of living a longer and more fulfilling life. Research continues to...
How much money do you need to be happy?
by Parker Houston | May 2, 2019 | The Science of Happiness
‘Have you ever wondered how much money you need to be happy? Psychologists have been trying to answer this question for decades. Today’s BIG IDEA—Research shows that...
Your Unseen Inner Critic Can Destroy Your Happiness
by Parker Houston | Apr 18, 2019 | The Science of Happiness
This week I want to share something that has perhaps had the greatest overall effect on my own happiness than anything else I have posted in this series so far. Today’s BIG...
The 5 Most Common Regrets People Have on Their Deathbeds
by Parker Houston | Apr 4, 2019 | The Science of Happiness
“Regrets are illuminations come too late.” –Joseph Campbell Today we are going to look at the 5 most common regrets people face on their deathbeds. Why talk about regret in...
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