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Chuck Latovich
My name is Chuck Latovich, and I follow the happiness beat. By writing about material and research on happiness, I hope to help people understand some of the factors that lead to fuller lives. It's a complex subject, and I don't promise easy answers, but you'll find plenty to interest you here, and maybe some information that you can adapt and use as you try to get the most out of being alive.
Interests: Positive psychology, electronic gadgets, movies, cats, diversity, all things French, good food and wine, Boston, literature, FiestaWare.
Recent Activity
I am reading Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science by Sissela Bok, and early on I found these words: "Yes, we are buffeted by forces and random events far beyond our control. But this is no reason to stop generating efforts of our own, to alter the situation in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at The Happiness Report
Every once and a while, you just need to take a happy break and give yourself a pick-me-up. That is, you make a deliberate attempt to do something that lifts your spirits. It can be as easy as looking at the picture of a loved one. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at The Happiness Report
There seems to be no question that being healthy helps you to be happy. More controversial are the reverse claims: that a positive outlook can impact your physical health. An article in POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY NEWS, Bad Science or New Frontier? The Debate on Positive Psychology for Health, examines the issue.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at The Happiness Report
For those who look to identify, reprioritize, or implement lifetime goals, CREATING YOUR BEST LIFE is an amazing, helpful collection of tools. In fact, it's almost TOO comprehensive, in that it suggests so many lists to create and so many exercises to do that the first chapters become overwhelming. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at The Happiness Report
One of the prime tenants of happiness is doing work that you love and that uses your skills, finding "flow," finding your calling. On her last show, Oprah Winfrey spoke to this subject: "What I knew for sure from this experience with you is that we are all called. Everybody... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at The Happiness Report
THE HAPPINESS REPORT is revamping its approach to include all kinds of helpful material. To move things along while the redesign occurs, here's an "inspirational" video. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at The Happiness Report
The video examines whether our level of happiness is genetically wired. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at The Happiness Report
A quotation from Eat Pray Love reminds us just how much of our attitudes and actions are under our control. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at The Happiness Report
THE NY TIMES - But Will It Make You Happy? Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at The Happiness Report
Little things you can do to make yourself happier. 75 Ways to Be Happier from THE EXECUTIVE HAPPINESS COACH Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at The Happiness Report
New York Magazine: Why Parents Hate Parenting Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at The Happiness Report
Sex Better than Money for Happiness - WEBMD Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at The Happiness Report
I talk about how positive psychology has influenced us. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at The Happiness Report
If you haven't watched Part One (immediately below), it may be beneficial to do so. Depression Test Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at The Happiness Report
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO: Sonja Lyubomirsky's Subjective Happiness Scale (Click on the first line) Time: The Happiness Quiz A Test of Your Happiness Assets Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at The Happiness Report
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