Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


6 Ways Happiness is Good For Your Health

Over the past decade, an entire industry has sprouted up promising the secrets to happiness. There are best-selling books like The Happiness Project and The How of Happiness, and happiness programs like Happify and Tal-Ben Shahar’s Wholebeing Institute.

Here at the Greater Good Science Center., we offer an online course on “The Science of Happiness” and boast a collection of research-based happiness practices on our new website, Greater Good in Action.


Happy New Year from

The team, would like to wish you all a very happy new year!
We hope that 2017 will bring YOU and yours, the very best and your wishes will come true. is only 1 year old in January 2017, but what an amazing start it has been already.
In 2017 we have big plans and we are looking much forward to share it with you, soon.

Be safe, be good and stay positive!

Warmest greetings from,

Lars Kivig

Stages of Change

A quick introduction to, Stages of Change, written by Jessie Sholl, at

1. Precontemplation:

Not ready. Not now.

What Can Hold You Back:
A sense that making the necessary changes will require too much work or discomfort. Hopelessness from previous failed attempts. Limiting beliefs about what is possible or permissible for you.

Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report

New research suggests medically assisted dying could result in substantial savings across Canada’s health care system.

WHO on high alert for avian flu

World Health Organization urges health authorities to step up avian flu reporting in birds and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic.

In photographs: the beauty of planet Earth

From a flower on a balcony in Manchester to a herd of elephants in South Africa, the winning images from the 2016 Outdoor Photography of the Year competition celebrate the beauty of nature
The post In photographs: the beauty of planet Earth appeared first on Positive News.

Success: Interview: Transcendental Meditation helps actor Matt Bomer 'to really centre myself and quiet myself'

Matt Bomer made his way to the top in a hypercompetitive entertainment industry, earning prestigious awards such as the Golden Globe on the way. Men's Fitness recently interviewed the star of the current series, The Last Tycoon, to discover the secret behind his success. As expected, the topic of Transcendental Meditation, which Bomer has practised for years, came up. 'It's helped me in a lot of ways,' he said, 'because I think it enables me to sort of get out of my own head, to get all the different voices going on kind of centred and focused.' Professionally, 'working with other creative people it helps to come from a centred place so you're able to stay in touch with yourself and your own voice in the midst of everyone else in the room who has their own agenda and take on things.'

Health Minister Jane Philpott proposes warning stickers on opioid prescription painkillers

Canada pursues unprecedented measures to curb use of powerful painkillers, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription.

Humber College not closing its doors as mystery illness makes 215 sick

Humber College officials say the school isn’t closing its doors as Toronto Public Health races to determine the cause of a mystery illness that swept through a residence, making approximately 215 people sick.