The world celebrated the first International Day of Happiness earlier this week, launched by all 193 UN member states.  The UN declared this day to bring attention to the importance of using better measures of society’s wellbeing than just Gross Domestic Product.  Surely, economic security is important to ensuring fundamental wellbeing and poverty is still… read more

Guest Post: Divine Intuition

I am delighted to share a guest post from Lynn A. Robinson as she releases the new edition of her best selling book, Divine Intuition. To celebrate, Lynn is going on a blog tour where she will post on a number of websites. Welcome to the first stop on her blog tour! The next post can… read more

HBR Blog: Joy at Work: It’s Your Right

As a professional, you have a responsibility to use your talents wisely — and a right to enjoy yourself while doing so. But many people fail to meet that responsibility, and they don’t claim their right to take pleasure in their work. Consider a CEO I’ll call Michael. His life isn’t much different from the… read more


A few years ago, I realized with some alarm that it had been far too long since I had stopped to look into my husband’s eyes and really see him.  With the myriad logistical details of family life that we needed to negotiate in the harried moments between sending the kids off to school and… read more