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1. It was established early this semester that happiness has a great deal to do with our relationships, and in the second half of the semester we studied ideas and practices such as kindness, empathy, appreciation, and forgiveness. What does the research show about the relationship between these concepts/practices and happiness, and how can this knowledge be applied towards increasing happiness? Finally and briefly, what ideas and/or practices have you applied or do you plan to apply most significantly to our own life?

-First, read this summary of gratitude research (Links to an external site.)by Harvard Health and take notes regarding who has done the most significant research and what they have found.

–The Harvard Health summary offers some ideas for how to practice gratitude: consider which you would like to try. Choose one that is easy for you to complete before this Discussion Board deadline and go ahead and do it. Uninspired? Here is one more idea (Links to an external site.) that might work in the confines of your household.

–Shifting to kindness research, read through this organization’s research and analyses provided here. (Links to an external site.)

–Read through this piece (Links to an external site.) from Psychology Today that summarizes why we are kind. What is the most convincing theory, in your opinion?

–Finally, read this article (Links to an external site.) from The Atlantic on the “secret” to love, noting what they found by analyzing how partners respond to each other.

2. Why and how is mindfulness important to our happiness? Define mindfulness and discuss the findings and ideas of at least three thinkers or researchers in our class materials about its relationship to and effect on our happiness. Finally and briefly, what mindfulness ideas and/or practices have you applied or do you plan to apply in your own life?

Author Dan Harris (Links to an external site.) on his journey from panic attacks to meditation
Why Aren’t We Teaching Mindfulness (Links to an external site.)by teacher AnneMarie Rossi

Matt Killingsworth discusses a “mind wandering” study in this TED talk (Links to an external site.).

3. Might we want to seek something other than happiness in order to be happy? And, what does suffering have to do with happiness? These seem like contradictions, but we’ve learned they are not. Reference the work of at least two thinkers on this subject from our class materials since the last exam to answer these questions. Finally and briefly, discuss how you might view your own suffering, grief, or a loss you’ve experienced differently if considered through the lens of these thinkers.

en, read this summary of Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning,

the ideas of William James about those “twice born” through suffering as explained here (Links to an external site.)

and finally, read this article (Links to an external site.)from Greater Good Magazine at Berkeley.

Refer to the videos after each question to assist and reference the thinkers

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