Developing compassion for oneself and others, is an important personal tool for maintaining happiness and calm, particularly during stressful times. Pema Chodron, beloved meditation teacher, leads us through the practice of Tonglen in this beautiful practice.
One of the best ways to uplift your mood and boost your happiness set point, is to “Take in the Good”. Watch Dr. Rick Hanson tell us why, and how, we can develop an “attitude of gratitude” for the blessings and abundance in our lives.
Coursera.ca offers many excellent courses – many of them for free!
Currently they are offering, “The Science of Well-Being”, starting on July 23rd, Although you can take this course and pay the tuition fee, it is also offered at no charge provided the student is not looking for an educational credit at the end. The majority (if not all) of the content is available for free and includes videos and articles.
Although I have not taken this course myself (yet!), I have taken other Coursera courses and thoroughly enjoyed them. If you are looking for strategies to increase your happiness, you might want to give this a try!