Get your Calendar for Mindful March from Action for Happiness

February 2018 has come to end – but do not fear, for our friends at Action for Happiness have issued another Positive Psychology-infused calendar. It´s time for Mindful March. You can get your printable high-resolution version here.


Get the “Friendly February” calendar from Action for Happiness now!

Our friends at Action for Happiness have published a new calendar with action items focusing on building relationships. You can download a version in high-quality resolution for printing out here.


With this Calendar, you´ll start 2018 just right | Action for Happiness

I´m a big fan of the non-profit Action for Happiness and have written on their work multiple times in the past. Today, I´d like to share with you another of their awesome tools, helping to bring Positive Psychology to the general public. Enjoy!


Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 04/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Scientific American: Power of a Meaningful Life by Gareth Cook

New York Magazine: What Makes Your Life Meaningful? by Melissa Dahl & Allyson Young

Times HigherEd: Happiness expert advises UK’s first ‘positive university’ by Jack Grove

Center for Positive Organizations: Soft Skills Training Boosts Productivity by Greta Guest

BBC: How to be wiser by Claudia Hammond

Guardian: Quick steps to mindfulness: the running Treatment by William Pullen

The Positive Organization: Living on the Upward Spiral by Robert Quinn

The Federalist: These New Yorkers Rediscovered Meaning By Serving Their Neighbors by Emily Esfahani Smith

The Economist: Walk in your own shoes: The case for compassion, not empathy, no author

Science Daily: Where belief in free will is linked to happiness, no author

10 Keys to Happier Living [Infographic]

These are the the ten keys to happier living according to Action for Happiness, a UK-Based NGO backed by luminaries such as the Daila Lama and Sir Richard Layard –  focusing on disseminating knowledge on Positive Psychology to the general public and helping people to set up local meetings groups (among many other things). Please help to share the wisdom!

Action for Happiness 

Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 50/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Why Danes Think They’re Always The Happiest Country by Drake Baer

The Week: 4 ways to bring more meaning into your life by Eric Barker

Guardian: Are you too old to find success? by Oliver Burkeman

Atlantic: Praise is a consolation prize (about Carol Dweck’s work in growth mindset) by Christine Gross-Loh

Atlantic: Awesomeness Is Everything by Matthew Hutson

Guardian: Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study by Phillip Inman

Washington Post: Leaders are more powerful when they’re humble, new research shows by Ashley Merryman

Psychology Today: Want Your Work to Flourish? Link Strengths and Goals by Ryan Niemiec

New York Magazine: To Be More Productive, First Figure Out Your Productivity Style by Cari Romm

Science Daily: People’s energy in the workplace is key to staff retention, no author

Positive Psychology News Digest

The Ten Keys to Happier Living | Vanessa King

What are the active ingredients for a happier and fulfilling life? Positive psychology, happiness and resilience expert, Vanessa King of Action for Happiness, unlocks the Ten Keys to Happier Living. The areas science shows we can most easily take action – for ourselves and to contribute to a happier world.

Vanessa King is a leading expert on the practical application of the science of happiness, resilience and wellbeing in our everyday lives, communities and in organisations. She’s a Board Member and Lead Positive Psychology and Workplace Expert for Action for Happiness.