Category Archives: Quality of Life

Purchasing Experiences Can Produce Emotional Benefits

Typically, amazement is what motivates people to alter their understanding of the world and awe brings people’s attention to the present moment and alters their subjective time experience. Awe is a sense of perceptual vastness (physical or conceptual). Because of this, the … Continue reading

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Older Really Is Wiser

Late-night TV advertisements often paint a picture of older adults as terminally bewildered. The advertisements depict seniors trying to make sense of their health care options, insurance plans, retirements accounts, etc. – and failing miserably. These TV seniors are invariably … Continue reading

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Finding Flow this weekend.

Anyone who watches sports is familiar with the concept of being “in the zone.” Whether it is Kobe Bryant flying around and through defenders with seeming ease, Tom Brady knifing perfect spirals into tiny openings in the defense, Serena Williams … Continue reading

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Creating a better economic future: The Economics of Happiness

Economic localization is the key to sustaining biological and cultural diversity – to sustaining life itself.  The sooner we shift towards the local, the sooner we will begin healing our planet, our communities, and ourselves.” – Helena Norberg-Hodge, director and … Continue reading

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