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The Science of Well-Being – Free Happiness course offered by Yale University

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.

Here is their description of the course:

About this course: “The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice. The first part of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do. The next part of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits. The last part of the course gives learners time, tips, and social support to work on the final assignment which asks learners to apply one wellness activity aka “Rewirement” into their lives for four weeks.


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!

An “Introduction to Meditation” starts February 4th

Meditation  benefits


Join Dr. John Stewart and Bette Hodgins for the February session of Find Peace of Mind. Learn about the health benefits of meditation, reduce your stress and increase your happiness.

Discover a mindfulness technique that appeals to your personality and lifestyle.

You don’t have to be sitting in a formal meditation pose to discover that
mindfulness can change your life.


November “Introduction to Meditation” classes start soon

Nothing in the world

Sound familiar? If you are looking for ways to reduce your stress, increase your sense of calm and relaxation, and improve your overall health, consider meditation.

Research has found that meditation can lower blood pressure, slow heart rate, improve your immune system and promote a good night’s sleep. It also helps improve concentration and focus.

Please join Dr. John Stewart and Bette Hodgins for the November, “Introduction to Meditation.” Classes start Wednesday, November 5 and are held in the Medical Associates Building, Port Perry.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.